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College group meets American Samoa National Olympic Committee

Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Representatives from Missouri Valley College in the United States visited American Samoa as part of a sports recruitment drive.

The group, hosted by non-profit organisation the Pacific Island Foundation, visited high schools and the community college in the Pacific territory.

They were hoping to find talented athletes from American Samoa who could attend the college, based in Marshall in Missouri.

"In the past, we have had a good number of students from American Samoa, and we are hoping to continue that," said the college's director of admissions Greg Silvey.

During the trip, the college group also met with representatives from the American Samoa National Olympic Committee.

Several Olympic sports are practiced at the college, including baseball and softball, basketball, golf, football, tennis, athletics, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling. 

American Samoa has competed at every edition of the Summer Olympics since Seoul 1988.

They are still awaiting a first Olympic medal.

Read more at Inside the Games