Stage is Set for Opening of 2019 Pacific Games in Apia
Quoting Solomon Times on Line – 5 July 2019
“The stage is set for the opening ceremony of the 16th Pacific Games at the Apia Park Stadium in Samoa on Sunday.
“The next two weeks will witness about 3,500 athletes from 23 nations and territories compete for medals across 28 sports.
“Team Solomon Islands is sending a large contingent to the games, close to 300 athletes and officials.
“It is understood five charters have been organized with the Solomon Airlines to fly the team over to Apia, Samoa. The first group left on Tuesday, with the final contingent set to depart tomorrow afternoon.
“The Solomon Islands government has committed millions to support the team, and has acknowledged that it is a huge amount, but one that is important in building the country’s pride and national identity.”
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