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FASANOC, Levuka Lifters Meet Today

FASANOC, Levuka Lifters Meet Today
Levuka weightlifters at Baba, Ovalau on May 26, 2018. Photo: Peni Tawai
May 30
11:00 2018

A team from the Fiji Asso­ciation of Sports and Na­tional Olympic Committee (FASANOC) will be in Levuka today to meet members of the Levuka Weightlifting Club (LVC)

Weightlifting Fiji had its emer­gency board meeting on Sunday but none of the Levuka Weightlifting club members or officials attended although coach Jo Vueti earlier stat­ed that he could not make it due to family commitments.

The meeting was to sort out issues after Levuka Weightlifting club dis­agreed on the appointment of new national coach Hossein Tavakoli of Irani, who has been contracted until the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

But the Weightlifting Fiji execu­tive board met and acknowledged:

  • A petition letter from some Levu­ka athletes and officials;
  • E-mail and media statements by Eileen Cikamatana, regarding her withdrawal from Oceania Champi­onships, Junior World Champion­ships and World Senior Champion­ships this year.

Weightlifting Fiji president Atma Maharaj said: “We respect the de­cision of the athletes and officials. At the same time, Weightlifting Fiji has requested an independent dele­gation from FASANOC to meet with the athletes and officials who have signed the statements, to discuss the specifics and facts of the matter. “We are taking a conciliatory ap­proach on this matter. We will pro­vide further update of the outcomes once the delegation has completed its task.”

Edited by Grace Narayan

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