Federated States of Micronesia

47th Pacific Islands Forum Leaders' meetings in FSM confirmed

In preparation for the 47th Forum Leaders Meeting, the Forum Officials Committee (FOC) Meeting, the governing council of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, will meet in Suva on 9 and 10 August preceded by the Smaller Islands States Officials Meeting and the Pacific ACP Officials Meeting on 8 August, 2016.

Challenging time for FSM's Augustine at FINA World Championships

This time it was the turn of Dionisio Augustine in the 50m Breaststroke.

Dionisio took to the blocks in heat 4. This was not the first time that the swimmer had performed in Kazan. He had been a competitor in three events at the 2013 Summer Universiade in the nearby Aquatics Palace. On that occasion he recorded a time of 34.67 seconds in the 50m Breaststroke when finishing 5th in his heat.

Traditional carvers create trophies for Micronesian tournament

A group of traditional carvers from a small atoll in Federated States of Micronesia say they're honoured to have been selected to create the trophies for their state's annual sports tournament.

The Yap games attracts about 900 athletes from across the state, who compete in a dozen sports.

Larry Reigetal is one of the carvers from Lamotrek Atoll, he says the distinctive trophies are modelled on the Micronesian outrigger canoes and take about four days to make using traditional methods.