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Welcome, Team Fiji

The 97 athletes and 47 officials of Team Fiji were welcomed into the 2018 Commonwealth Games Village during the flag-raising ceremony yesterday. It was an emotional moment for athletes when
01 Apr 2018 11:00
Welcome, Team Fiji
Team Fiji athletes and officials during the flag raising ceremony at the Games village in Gold Coast, Australia on March 31, 2018. Photo: Anasilini Ratuva

The 97 athletes and 47 officials of Team Fiji were welcomed into the 2018 Commonwealth Games Village during the flag-raising ceremony yesterday.

It was an emotional moment for athletes when the noble banner blue was hoisted knowing that all their hard work, sacri­fice and dedication had been paid off.

Chef de Mission Patrick Bower ac­knowledged the host for the hospitality.

“To the traditional owners, the host , people of Australia, on behalf of Team Fiji we would like to thank you sincerely for welcoming us,”Bower said,

“All our 97 athletes and 47 officials have all sacrificed to be here. They have trained hard and will give our best in the 12 sports we will participate in.

“We are overwhelmed by the hospital­ity and our sincere thanks to the Com­monwealth Games committee”

Team Fiji ended the ceremony singing

‘’ Viti Lomani Na Noqu Vanua.”

Edited by Osea Bola

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