Solomon Games moved to January
By Taromane Martin
THE Local Organising Committee for the Solomon games has confirmed the much anticipated Solomon Games set to happen this month in Rennell and Bellona Province will not take place.
Vice Chairman for the Games Mr Nick Hatigeva made the confirmation yesterday via the games Facebook page.
Mr Hatigeva said the Solomon Games is now rescheduled for January 14th to 25th, 2019 following a meeting held by the Renbel SG organising committee.
The vice chairman also two of the provinces that had withdrawn from attending the games has now reaffirmed their participation should the games take place in January 2019.
“Confirmed, the Renbel SG LOC had passed in a meeting last week to reschedule the Solomon Games to be hosted in Renbel Province from 14th to 25th January 2019,” he said.
“The decision was reached after consultation with the National Sports Federations (NFs), Provincial Sports Authorities (PSAs) and other stakeholders of the Solomon Games.
“The LOC wishes to also announce that following the decision to reschedule the games for January next year, Western Province and Guadalcanal Province had confirmed their participation in the upcoming games.
“Malaita and Temotu had verbally confirmed their participation as well, but that will be officially confirmed soon.
“This will take the number of provinces that will participate in the upcoming Solomon Games to nine (9), that is eight provinces and Honiara,” Hatigeva said.
Meanwhile sports that were confirmed for the Solomon Games include athletics (track and field), basketball (5v5) and (3v3), boxing, futsal, lawn tennis, netball, rugby 7s, rugby league 9, soccer (men), swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, and touch rugby, volleyball (indoor and beach).
Exhibition sports include triathlon and weight lifting. Para sports include athletics field events and table tennis.