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Oceania workshop focuses on creating equity in sport

(ONOC MEDIA) – The Oceania National Olympic Committee’s (ONOC) Equity Commission will convene phase two of its “Leaning In” Equity and Diversity Workshop at the Tanoa International Hotel in Nadi, this weekend.

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Heat mitigation top of the agenda at Tokyo 2020 seminar

(ONOC MEDIA) – Heat mitigation during the summer Games has been a major discussion point at the Chefs de Mission (CDM) Seminar currently underway in Tokyo, Japan.For Australia’s Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman this is both an athlete and delegation concern. “Heat mitigation is an athlete well-being matter and it’s not just the athlete. We need to be aware of our role as Chef de Mission is to ensure that everybody in the delegation is going to be looked after, in what will be trying conditions over here,” Chesterman said.

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Tokyo 2020 ahead of schedule and prepared

ONOC MEDIA) - Impressive and innovative are the two words that describe the venues for Tokyo 2020 as Chefs de Mission of participating countries were taken on a tour to see firsthand the progress to date. The seminar currently underway in Tokyo is the opportunity for the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to provide competing countries with an update on the preparation of games.

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Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee hosts Chefs de Mission Seminar in Tokyo this week

(ONOC MEDIA) - With less than a year to go over 400 representatives from National Olympic Committees (NOCs) around the world including the Chef de Missions of participating countries to next year’s Olympic games are gathering in Tokyo, Japan this week for the Chefs de Mission (CDM) Seminar hosted the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Voting underway to elect athletes’ representative in the Pacific Games Council

(ONOC MEDIA) – Voting is now in progress to elect the new athletes’ representative into the Pacific Games Council.Facilitated by the Voices of the Athletes (VoA) Champions and open to all participating athletes from 22 countries at this 16th 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa, the process is straight forward but conducted in the strictest manner to uphold the integrity of the process.

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ONOC survey at Pacific Games to measure impact of OSEP management and coaches training in 11 countries

(ONOC MEDIA) – The impact of a number of Oceania Sport Education Program’s (OSEP) courses are being assessed through a survey of a sample group of graduates, that are participating in the 2019 Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.

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Pacific sports ministers enlightened on ONOC’s regional investments in sport through the Olympic movement

(ONOC MEDIA) – ONOC’s vision of inspiring success, pride and living the Olympic values was the underlying theme and message in ONOC’s update at the Pacific Islands Sports Ministers Meeting that took place at the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel and Bungalows as a prelude to the 16th Pacific Games in Apia, Samoa.

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Athletes given platform to speak at 2019 XIV Pacific Games

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Sports policies in the region to include anti-doping urges ORADO Chairman

(ONOC MEDIA) - Senior officials at the Pacific Sport and Physical Activity Policy Roundtable at Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel Bungalows in Apia this week were urged to include anti-doping policies in their Sports Policy.

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Sports Ministers told more support needed for national anti-doping programs

(ONOC MEDIA) - Sports Ministers from the Pacific and their representatives were encouraged to work closely with their National Olympic Committee (NOC) to support the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (ORADO) in the development of national programs.The 2019 Pacific Islands Sports Ministers Meeting, chaired by Samoa’s Minister of Education, Sport and Culture, Hon. Loau Solamalemalo Keneti Sio was the prelude to the 2019 XVI Pacific Games currently underway in Apia, Samoa.

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Twenty-seven coaches graduate from 11th edition of International Coaching Enrichment Certification Program

The three participants were honored with the top-class project award, for the following projects: “Development of Coaching Framework to Formalize Beach Volleyball in the Marshall Islands,” Darcyann Muller; “Developing a Level One Gymnastics Coach Curriculum and Certification Program for St Vincent and the Grenadines,” Laprise Harris Williams; and “Team PNG Elite Performance Coach Education Program in Papua New Guinea,” Chris Amini.

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IOC President visits Guam

Guam National Olympic Committee (GNOC) President and ONOC Secretary General Rick Blas welcomed Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, Guam on May 10-11. Rick Blas, Guam National Olympic Committee President, says Bach met with our stakeholders, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero, Guam’s national teams, future athletes and tour GNOC and sports facilities while on island.

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IOC President Bach visit Palau

During his short visit, Bach will be welcomed by the Palau NOC President Frank Kyota and Secretary General, Palau NOC/IOC member Baklai Temengil, andsports leaders and athletes. Bach will meet with President Tommy E. Remengesau, jr. of Palau. He will visit with athletes and sports facilities.

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CISNOC Athletes Commission Outreach

In partnership with CISNOC, the Anti-Doping & Athletes Commission delivered their programme to Team Cook Islands athletes as a build up to the Pacific Games - Samoa. Over 200 athletes part took in the 2 evening workshop engaging with the messages delivered from both Commissions.

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IOC President and Prime Minister witness signing of MOU

With the International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach and the Prime Minister and Minister for Sport, Peter O’Neill in attendance, the PNG Olympic Committee and the Government body responsible for sport in Papua New Guinea, the PNG Sports Foundation, signed an MOU capturing areas of cooperation for the two organizations.

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USP and ONOC Collaboration

This scholarship is a collaboration between USP and the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) and is designed to build the research capacity at USP in line with the University’s strategic research themes, strengthen the evidence base on the contribution of sport to sustainable development, and inform policy development and regional investments in and through sports in Pacific Island countries.

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Best Practice Symposium, XXXIX ONOC Annual General Assembly

The Symposium provided a platform for all delegates to explore and discuss contemporary issues across the sector including governance and integrity, financial compliance, strengthening Olympic systems and processes, sports education and high performance. During the symposium, presentations were delivered by industry experts, InternationalOlympic Committee(IOC), and National Olympic Committees’ sharing best practice.

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Oceania Long Term Athlete Development Symposium

The symposium is in line with ONOC’s Strategic Plan (2018 – 2021) four core functions, namely, Building and Strengthening NOC Capacity, Cultivating regional and global partnerships, Contributing towards sporting excellence and leading by example.

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Fiji National Sport Commission (FNSC) officially is an OSEP training provider

ONOC through its training and development arm, the Oceania Sports Education Program (OSEP) is delighted to partner the Fiji National Sports Commission Fiji National Sports Commission (FNSC) to form a platform for the delivery of training programs for community sport administrators and coaches including the grass roots. A partnership agreement was signed last week (Tues 14/8/18) between the Fiji National Sports Commission and the Oceania Sports Education Program (OSEP) paving the way for this collaboration to begin in Fiji.

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