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Belated Olympic glory for Samoa

25 Aug 2016

Samoa weightlifter Ele Opeloge is set to win an Olympic silver medal after two competitors failed doping tests from the 2008 Beijing Games.

Opeloge initially finished in fourth place in the women's over 75kg division, one kilogram shy of the bronze medal winner.

But a re-analysis of samples from eight years ago have found the silver medallist, Olha Korobka from Ukraine, and bronze medallist, Mariya Grabovetskaya from Kazakhstan, tested positive for banned substances.

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Expanded OFC Champions League draw revealed

25 Aug 2016

Oceania Champions League football holders Auckland City will begin the defence of their title against the Vanuatu national league champions, Papua New Guinea's Lae City Dwellers and the runners-up from the Solomon Islands.

The draw for the group stage was made yesterday at OFC Headquarters, with eight-time champions Auckland drawn in Group C in the expanded 16-team competition.

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'Slow food festival' - Vanuatu

24 Aug 2016

Residents on Vanuatu's Tanna Island will hold their first 'slow food festival' this week, featuring traditional methods of cooking and preserving food for times of disaster.

The festival runs all week in the provincial capital of Tafea province, and is expected to attract representatives from all six provinces including nearby countries including New Caledonia and Fiji, to attend to demonstrate their own food preparation and preservation methods.

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Rio 2016 Olympics go out in style

22 Aug 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - The Rio Olympics have closed after 17 days with a huge Brazilian carnival-like party, despite gusty, wet conditions.

Despite a wet evening, 70,000 spectators turned out to see the final act of the 28th Olympics.

Rio was hit with strong winds and heavy rain in the hours before, and a power cut hit Maracana Stadium just minutes before the start of the ceremony.

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Fiji welcomes home Olympic 7s Champions

22 Aug 2016

Tens of thousands of people in Fiji have turned out to welcome home the country's Olympic champion sevens team.

The team has been greeted by massive crowds in Nadi and Suva and today is a public holiday in Fiji in honour of their gold medal triumph in Rio.

RNZ International's Vinnie Wylie reports.

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Samoa's Dodson misses sprint semis

18 Aug 2016

Samoa's Jeremy Dodson has missed out on a berth in the 200m semi finals at the Rio Olympics.

The 28 year old finished fifth in the opening heat in 20.51 seconds, a race won by Panama's Alonso Edward in 20.19.

That mark was well short of his personal best time of 20.07 seconds from 2011 and the 20.2 mark he was hoping to hit to assure himself of a place in the final 24.

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