Ms Iuniarra Sipaia.

Weightlifting awaits decision on suspension

A mistake made by a medical professional, may have further consequences for a Samoan woman weightlifter who has been suspended pending an investigation.   

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Samoan gold medalist Steffi Carruthers.

Carruthers wins one more gold for Samoa

Samoa’s National Anthem was heard again in Vanuatu yesterday afternoon with Steffi Carruthers securing Team Samoa another gold medal in her tennis singles final. The victory was another moment of joy for Samoa’s Chef-de-mission, Nynette Sass.

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WELL DONE: Lyla Tapuasoa and Steffi Carruthers on the podium with their gold medals.

Tennis claims 17th gold for Samoa

While the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu is into its second week, Team Samoa has collected 17 gold medals so far, but still remains in the fourth spot.

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ARCHERS: Muausa Joseph Walter and his daughter Jil stand oin either side of Chef de Mission, Nynette Sass.

Father and daughter team at Mini Games Archery

When I hear about archery, I think of Robin Hood and his merry men in the forest shooting arrows with great accuracy and deadly consequences. 

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Steffi Carruthers and Lyla Tapusoa.

Tennis pair secures Samoa another gold

Tennis players, Steffi Carruthers and Lyla Tapusoa, have secured Samoa yet another gold medal at the Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu.

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Iuniarra Sipaia.

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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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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Billy Vunipola

England No. 8 Vunipola out of 6 Nations because of injury

England received a major injury blow ahead of the Six Nations when Billy Vunipola was ruled out of the whole tournament because of a broken arm. Vunipola's club, Saracens, says the No. 8 will need 12 weeks to recover after fracturing his forearm against Ospreys in the European Champions Cup last weekend.


Britain's then new world champion Tyson Fury, celebrates with the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts after winning the world heavyweight title fight against Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf, western Germany. Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fur

Former world heavyweight champ Fury to regain boxing license

Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was cleared Friday to make his long-awaited return to the ring after being told by British boxing authorities that his suspension will be lifted.


Tua Tagovailoa.

Tua Tagovailoa stars in Alabama win

To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.


Saudi men and women attend national day ceremonies at the King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Saudi stadiums open for women in a first to watch soccer

Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."


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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