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Do Proud For Fiji: PM

Do Proud For Fiji: PM
Prime Minister Voerqe Bainimarama with Team Fiji members at the launch of their uniforms at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva yesterday. Photos: Paulini Ratulailai.
July 17
14:53 2016

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said Fiji may be a small country but our athletes are world-class.

He made the comment when he launched Team Fiji’s uniforms to the Rio Olympics at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva yesterday.

Bainimarama applauded the athletes for their hard work and dedication.

“I am proud and honoured to be with all our Olympians and Paralympians,” he said.

“Congratulations to all of you. Your presence here alone is evidence of your dedication to your sport and your commitment to excellence.”

He encouraged the athletes to be the best that they could be not only on the day of competition but on every day leading up to it and on every day after.

“When you put on these new uniforms and represent Team Fiji, you represent all of us,” he said.

“Your actions on and off the field define how the world will see Fiji and the Fijian people. That is an enormous responsibility and one that the people of Fiji have entrusted to each of you.

“Our role models are our personal heroes. Today, you are the heroes. You are the role models. And make no mistake, the eyes of the nation are upon you, and we are with you all the way,” he said.

Bainimarama reminded the athletes of what sports means to the nation in inspiring a spirit of unity and camaraderie that extends into our homes, schools and places of work.

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