Port Moresby says goodbye to an ‘outstanding’ Pacific Games

The closing ceremony saw athletes, volunteers and Port Moresby come together for one big party. Photo by Joanna Lester.

The closing ceremony saw athletes, volunteers and Port Moresby come together for one big party. Photo by Joanna Lester.

By Joel Fitzpatrick, Games News Service.

PORT MORESBY, July 18 – With fireworks, music, grass skirts and a sample of the Pacific’s rich and diverse culture, Port Moresby said a fond goodbye the 2015 Pacific Games in Saturday night’s closing ceremony at BSP Stadium. Continue reading

Games Village celebrates Bastille Day

French Polynesian dancers welcomed athletes to Bastille Day celebrations at the Games Village. Photo by Stephen Kwaragu.

French Polynesian dancers welcomed athletes to Bastille Day celebrations at the Games Village. Photo by Stephen Kwaragu.

By Marrian Rema and Ingrid Cosnier, Games News Service

PORT MORESBY, July 15 – Singing, fireworks and canapes rang in Bastille Day at the Port Moresby 2015 Games Village as athletes and officials from French-speaking New Caledonia, Tahiti and Wallis and Futuna gathered in celebration of France’s national day. Continue reading

Fiji celebrates landmark team title sweep in karate

Fiji kicked into high gear on Tuesday to finish equal with New Caledonia on the karate medal count. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

Fiji kicked into high gear on Tuesday to finish equal with New Caledonia on the karate medal count. Photo by Olga Fontanellaz.

By Daniel Kerwin, Games New Service

PORT MORESBY, July 14 – Fiji wrapped up its Port Moresby 2015 Pacific Games karate campaign exactly as it had been hoping, taking gold in both the women’s and men’s team kumite events on Tuesday at BSP Arena. Continue reading