FASANOC end efforts to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Part of their qualification criteria for the event in Birmingham next year, athletes must have participated in credible regional or international events in the last two years.

But the organisation admitted in September that financial constraints and the impact of the pandemic would likely affect their preparations for the Games.

FASANOC chief executive Lorraine Mar said due to travel restrictions, badminton, cycling and squash have not been able to train nor travel overseas for training and competition.

Fiji aiming to send 215 athletes to Vanuatu 2017 Mini Games

The country intends to compete across 13 sports at the Games, with their team set to be led by Chef de Mission Wayne O'Connor.

O’Connor revealed that his deputy for the event will be Pauline Morris, with Joseph Rodan and Chris Yee set to serve as general managers.

Sharlene Nand, a member of the Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee’s (FASANOC) Medical Commission, and team doctor Jone Nasome will also be part of the support staff.

ONOC kick-starts revival of Fijian Sports Journalists’ Association

ONOC President Dr Robin Mitchell assured sports editors and journalists of ONOC’s support to the association.

“I’m pleased for the revival which would greatly enhance and improve networking locally and regionally,” said Dr Mitchell.

He highlighted various upcoming major events such as the Rio Olympics and why its so crucial that the media is organised.