Two Weeks of Glory with Paralympic Sport at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
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Fiji's Paralympians Inosi Bulimairewa and Iosefo Rakesa are the first athletes to represent the Pacific at the 2020 Tokyo Games today.
Iosefo Rakesa is set to make his debut when he competes in the F41 shot put event at 10am, with Inosi Bulimairewa competing in the F64 javelin event at 7pm.
Basketball's governing body, FIBA, has launched a female internship programme for Pacific nations.
The first part of the programme will run at the end of this year, and aims to provide professional development opportunities through online courses, mentoring and workshops.
Applicants will also relocate to Australia, where they will work on developing a basketball-related project for their national federation back home.
The Tahiti beach soccer team's World Cup journey has ended with a 5-4 extra time defeat by Japan in the quarter-finals.
The Tiki Toa trailed inside five minutes in Moscow following an own goal from Teaonui Tehau.
Shusei Yamauchi doubled Japan's lead from the penalty spot within 20 seconds and the Asian champions held a 2-0 lead after the first period.
Tahiti are a win away from the knockout rounds at the Beach Soccer World Cup after beating Spain 12-8 in their second group match in Moscow.
Heimanu Taiarui gave the Tiki Toa an early lead with a long range effort after 69 seconds, before Javi equalised in the sixth minute with a stunning bicycle kick.
The Vanuatu Cricket Association's players and staff are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
The group received their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in Port Vila on Wednesday.
Over 30,000 people in Vanuatu have received at least one dose of the vaccine in and the Vanuatu Cricket players and staff are amongst the first 2000 people in the country who are now fully vaccinated.
By Cook Islands News
The Cook Islands Prime Minister says the travel bubble with New Zealand has been suspended after New Zealand officials reported new Covid-19 community cases.