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Samoa Weightlifting fights positive test for banned substance

The Samoa Weightlifting Federation has appeared an International Weightlifting Federation decision after one of their lifters tested positive for using a banned substance, Radio New Zealand reports.

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Alamanda Motuga.

Manu Sevens slips to 9th after another loss to Spain

Samoa has slipped to 9th place on the World Ranking after a poor performance at the Cape Town Sevens last weekend.

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WELL DONE: Donny Tuimaseve is Samoa’s 15th gold medallist at the Mini Games.

Javelin thrower Tuimaseve wins Samoa’s 15th gold at Mini Games

Samoa has tasted sweet success on the Athletics front with Donny Tuimaseve winning gold in the Javelin competition.

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The Apia Clay Targets Club: Apelu Faaiuga, Uiti Uili, Caroline Pereira, Meraul Loibl, Grace Faaiuga, Harry Miller and Stefan Ah Kuoi at the Tafaigata Range.

Shotgun Nationals go off with a bang

The Samoa Shooting Federation’s (S.S.F.) Rifle and Shotgun Nationals for 2017 concluded on Saturday evening with a cowboy and indians-themed prize giving at the Travellers’ Point Hotel at Malifa.

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PROMOTING TEAM WORK: Two of the touch teams show one way to get fit before the festive season.

Rugby Union team tops Touch competition

The Samoa Rugby Union touch team took home the grand prize for the Business House Touch competition which concluded earlier this week. After eight weeks of the Business House tournament, finals were held between  the remaining six teams battling for Bowl, Plate and Cup final prizes.

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WELL DONE: The Samoa weightlifting team at the Games.

Team Samoa third at Mini Games

Team Samoa has slipped to third spot on medal tally of the Mini Games in Vanuatu yesterday.

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President of the Samoa Shooting Federation, Papalii Francis Cafarelli.

Shooters fire off to find the best in Samoa

The Samoa Shooting Federation’s National tournament fired off on Thursday at the Tafaigata Shooting Range. This is their main event of the year to determine the best in the sport.

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Lauititi Lui wins another gold for Samoa in weightlifting.

Team Samoa second on Mini Games medal tally

Samoa is tailing Papua New Guinea on the medal tally at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu following a strong performance from our weightlifters.

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Don Opeloge.

Gold medal winner Don adds to Opeloge weightlifting dynasty

Don hails from the Opeloge clan who are synonymous with Weightlifting success. His aunty, Ele Opeloge, is a well known Weightlifting star and Olympic Silver Medallist plus a holder of a host of other titles during her active career.

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Don Opeloge has secured Samoa’s latest gold medal at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

Don Opeloge brings in Samoa’s latest gold in Vanuatu Games

Young weightlifter with a great future, Don Opeloge, has secured Samoa’s latest gold medal at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Opeloge competed in 85kgs division, outclassing all his opponents to join Nevo Ioane as gold medal winners for Samoa.

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GOLD MEDAL: Nevo Ioane and Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i.

Ioane wins Samoa’s first gold medal at Pacific Mini Games

Nevo Ioane has won Samoa’s first gold medal at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. The weightlifter’s success follows female weightlifter Sikolasitika Isaia’s performance where she won Samoa’s first medal at the Games.

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CLEARED: Mark Hunt.

Super Samoan cleared to fight by medical specialists

The Super Samoan, Mark Hunt, has been cleared to fight again. This is according to The Daily Telegraph which revealed that Hunt, suspended indefinitely by the UFC since October, has been declared fit to continue fighting following a Tuesday conference call with specialists from the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Las Vegas.

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PRESIDENT RUGBY LEAGUE SAMOA PRESIDENT: Tagaloa Fa’afouina Su’a.

Don’t believe payrise talks yet

The President of Rugby League Samoa, Tagaloa Fa’afouina Su’a, has advised the public against believing anything about a possible pay rise for tier two nations - Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.

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Sikolasitika Isaia with S.A.S.N.O.C. President, Fepulea’i Patrick Fepulea’i. Photo: Team Samoa/Nynette Sass.

Chanel College student wins Samoa’s first Mini Games medal

Female weightlifter Sikolasitika Isaia has secured Samoa her first medal at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Isaia competed in the 58kgs division. The 16-year-old is a Chanel College student and has only been lifting just over a year.

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FLYING THE FLAG: Some members of Team Samoa in Vanuatu last night. Photo: Nynette Sass.

Team Samoa at Mini Games opening ceremony

Team Samoa joined delegations from around the Pacific for the opening ceremony of the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu last night.

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Solomona Hamilton, Ayrton Hodson and Victor Chen - placegetters in the Optimist Open Division.

Fealofani Cup Regatta reunites the two Samoas through a love of sailing

On the weekend of 25 and 26 November the Apia Yacht Club hosted a regatta as the second leg of the Fealofani Cup sailing competition between Apia and Pago Pago at Mulinu’u.

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Australia's players celebrate with the trophy after defeating England in their Rugby League World Cup final at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Australia edges England 6-0 in brutal World Cup final

Mal Meninga became the first Australian to win the Rugby League World Cup as a player and a coach, guiding the Kangaroos to a 6-0 win over England in a brutal, defense-oriented final.

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Cameron Smith. RLWC 2017. Australia Kangaroos v England.

Cameron Smith wins rugby league player of the year

Australia captain Cameron Smith was awarded the international rugby league player of the year for the second time on Wednesday, three days before the Kangaroos play England in the World Cup final.

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STILL SMILING DESPITE THE RAIN: The young kids and officials at the Marist Grounds last week.

Kids touch rugby, gymnastics kick off at Marist Sports Club

The rain failed to dampen spirits of over 40 children who gathered to learn the sports of Touch Rugby and Gymnastics last Saturday.

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Faleata Knights.

Auckland Marist Samoa tourney makes history

The Auckland Marist Samoa made history last weekend hosting a first ever 7s tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. The tournament took place last week at the Norana Park, Favona Road, Mangere on the 18th of November. 

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Rugby

Raelene Castle.

Raelene Castle appointed as Rugby Australia CEO

Raelene Castle will take over as chief executive officer at Rugby Australia next month, becoming the first woman to lead one of the major national unions in world rugby.

Boxing

Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko and Britain's Tyson Fury, right, exchange blows in a world heavyweight title fight as Fury wins Klitschko's WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts in the Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Fury receives backdated 2-year doping ban, free to box again

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury accepted a backdated two-year doping ban on Tuesday, freeing him to fight again if he regains his boxing license.

NFL

New Orleans Saints players kneel down before the U.S. anthem was played for an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Trump puts NFL players on notice: Stand for national anthem

President Donald Trump is putting pro football players on notice for Week 4 of the NFL season: He won't stand for it if they kneel in protest during the national anthem.

Football

Bronze medal for Samoa in Futsal

The Samoa Women’s Futsal team returned with a Bronze Medal from the Oceania Football Confederation O.F.C. Youth Futsal tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Samoa both competed in the Men’s and Women’s divisions of the O.F.C. Futsal tournament.

Basketball

Kelsall hails from the villages of Fagalii, Letogo, and Vailele

Samoan basketball star ready for Oceania

Samoa enters this year’s F.I.B.A. U18 Oceania Championships aiming to improve on a promising performance in the 2014 tournament, and a lot of their fortunes will be placed on the shoulders of Linda Kelsall 

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