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ONOC, PINA Sign Deal

The Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) yesterday signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) for closer collaboration between the two regional organisations. The
03 May 2015 09:04
ONOC, PINA Sign Deal
ONOC president Dr Robin Mitchell (middle) and IOC president,Thomas Bach at the Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, yesterday. Photo: Rama

The Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) yesterday signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Pacific Islands News Association (PINA) for closer collaboration between the two regional organisations.

The MOU was signed in Suva by ONOC president Dr Robin Mitchell and PINA president Moses Stevens, witnessed by PINA vice-president Michael Jackson in the presence of regional media delegates.

“We are quite pleased that we’ve had the opportunity to meet in the past 10 days and then to renew this MOU between our organisations to further that co-operation for the next two years.

“This partnership is good for National Olympic Committees (NOCs) in particular. We hope you would be the messenger that will pass on the work that our NOCs are doing in their respective countries. But more importantly for us is the network that we have established here that we can use in our work around the region,” said Dr Mitchell.

In response, the PINA president thanked ONOC under Dr Mitchell’s leadership for recognising the value of partnership with the regional media.

“Thank you very much Dr Mitchell for the proactive approach towards the media. The media is a significant partner for developing sports in the region. Now we are renewing our commitment again, said Stevens.

“During our discussion here in the past few days we’ve been talking about challenges in terms of networking between the media and NOCs.

“There is a lack of networking between the NOCs and the main stream media. Please convey to NOCs that we have signed this document and to use this document to assist NOCs in promoting sports.”

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