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Team Samoa gears up for Vanuatu

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Team Samoa will be competing in 11 sports at the upcoming Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu next month.

This was confirmed by the Team Samoa General Manager for the Vanuatu Mini Games and Commonwealth Games, Tuala Mathew Vaea, reports Samoa Observer.

The 11 sports include archery, athletics, basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, judo, para athletics, rugby 7s, table tennis, tennis and weightlifting.

Tuala revealed that S.A.S.N.O.C. would host a seminar next week as part of their preparations.

The seminar focuses on the code of conduct in drug testing procedures, roles and responsibilities of team managers and coaches, expectations of athletes as well as feedback and evaluation after the seminars.

“Compliance is one of the most challenging aspects through the National Olympic Committee of our Participating sports the National Federations,” Tuala said.

Apart from the Pacific Mini Games, Team Samoa has also started their preparations for the Commonwealth Games in April, 2018, Youth Olympics in Argentina, South Pacific Games and the 2019 Olympic Games.