Nipiko navigates path to cricket gold for Vanuatu

Nalin Nipiko during his innings of 49 for Vanuatu against PNG in the men's T20 cricket gold medal match. Photo by Daniel Kerwin.

Nalin Nipiko during his innings of 49 for Vanuatu against PNG in the men’s T20 cricket gold medal match. Photo by Daniel Kerwin.

By Daniel Kerwin, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – Vanuatu finished off an undefeated path to the gold medal in the Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games men’s cricket tournament on Saturday, taking down Papua New Guinea in the final thanks to a dominant batting display from Nalin Nipiko. Continue reading

Tonga up for challenge of hosting first Pacific Games despite recent criticism

Lord of the ring: Tonga won the rugby league 9s bronze medal on Sunday. Photo by Dave Buller.

Lord of the ring: Tonga won the rugby league 9s bronze medal on Sunday. Photo by Dave Buller.

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – Tonga is ready for the challenge of hosting the 2019 Pacific Games, says the secretary general of the Tongan National Olympic Committee, despite recent calls for the country to pull out of holding the event. Continue reading

PNG snatches dramatic late bronze in men’s soccer final

Alwin Komolong's header secured bronze for Papua New Guinea in men's soccer. Photo by Tanya Zeriga-Alone.

Alwin Komolong’s header secured bronze for Papua New Guinea in men’s soccer. Photo by Tanya Zeriga-Alone.

By Willie Lovai, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 17 – Alwin Komolong (PNG) was Papua New Guinea’s hero as its men’s soccer team secured the bronze medal with a dramatic 2-1 win against Fiji at Sir Hubert Murray Stadium on Friday. Continue reading

New Caledonia and PNG to fight for women’s soccer gold again

New Caledonia are targeting revenge in the women's gold medal match against PNG. Photo: Tanya Zeriga-Alone

New Caledonia are targeting revenge in the women’s gold medal match against PNG. Photo: Tanya Zeriga-Alone

By Denyse Ealedona and Geraldine Ningis, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 13 – New Caledonia will take on Papua New Guinea in the women’s soccer gold medal match for the second Pacific Games running after both sides convincingly won their semifinal matches on Monday. Continue reading