Hotels to house Pacific Games boxers

Four hotels on Savai'i will house all boxers and officials during the Pacific Games in Samoa in July.

CEO of the Games Organising Committee Falefata Hele Matatia told Newsline Samoa that Jet Over Hotel, Lucia Chalets, Savai'ian Hotel and Rosalote Hotel have been chosen for their close proximity to the boxing venue at Salelologa.

Boxing is one of 26 sports being contested in Samoa and will be held at the Catholic Church run Don Bosco School.

"When the request was put to us by government our school embraced it, it is our contribution to the government efforts in hosting the Games," said Principal of the college Father Nuku Tevita in a telephone interview with the newspaper.

All the teams competing on Upolu island are being accommodated at the Faleula compound of the Methodist Church in Samoa, except technical officials who

will be staying in hotels.

The 2019 Pacific Games will be officially opened on July 7 in Apia.