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The Olympic Rings are displayed at the entrance of the IOC
TOKYO (AP) — The IOC announced a first-of-its-kind postponement of the Summer Olympics on Tuesday, bowing to the realities of a coronavirus pandemic that is shutting down daily life around the globe and making planning for a massive worldwide gathering in July a virtual impossibility. The...
In this March 19, 2020, photo made available by Steve Latart, Latard does yoga exercises at his home in Rogers, Minn.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to recreate the atmosphere of his hot yoga classes now that his gym has closed due to coronavirus fears. LaTart’s says it’s part of the “new, weird, strange workout plan” he has devised...
A woman walks past the New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics
TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. That became clear after the IOC on Sunday announced it was considering a postponement and would make a final decision within four weeks. Major Olympic nations like Canada...
A group of students from Uruguay pose for a souvenir picture on the Olympic Rings set outside the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo
(AP) — Only hours after the Australian government called for its citizens to cancel all non-essential travel, the Australian rules Australian Football League (AFL) announced it was postponing its seasons until May 31. Australia’s various football leagues were among the few remaining professional...
First Place Winner with the lowest score was Team Hawaiian Air
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — All team players at the Rotary Club of Pago Pago annual golf tournament enjoyed a beautiful day on Saturday, February 29, 2020. Rotary has held an annual golf tournament for over 35 years and for those 35 plus years, GHC Reid & Co. and Lealaifuaneva Peter E. Reid...
The Carson High School Girls Rugby Team
Carson, CALIFORNIA — City of Carson, California prepares to WELCOME the Los Angeles Invitational – LA Sevens World Rugby Series event on February 29 and March 1, 2020. Los Angeles county has one of the largest populations of Pacific Islanders in mainland United States, and the city of Carson...
Rob Ruck
Pullman, WASHINGTON — Samoans and football. It’s a pairing that is much more complex than a simple write up, but is, at the very least, fodder for discussion on any number of issues, such as diversity, over and under representation in sport, the warrior image, stereotypes, and the role of money. “...
Pictured are some of the sons of Samoa who are currently on the roster, with MSSU running back coach, Keiki Misipeka (far right); academic support specialist, Rachel Jennings (far left) - both natives of American Samoa - and head coach Jeff Sims (middle row, center).
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — For years, Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) head coach Jeff Sims has had Polynesian players on his team’s roster. It was only a matter of time before he would come to the islands to see what gives these players their edge. Along with MSSU Running Back Coach,...
Pictured are some of the 25 local high school football players
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Football players from Leone HS, Tafuna HS, Samoana HS, Nu’uuli VocTech, and Fagaitua HS during National Signing Day - yesterday - at the Edu- cation Department conference room. Football players from Fagaitua HS and Samoana HS as they were recognized during National...
Belford Viali poses with family following
Honolulu, HAWAII — In the afterglow of another epic Super Bowl contest, Samoan teenager Belford Viali is hoping he will one day get the chance to show his skills on American football's biggest stage. The 18-year-old, who is still a student at St Joseph's College in Apia, became the first Samoan-...

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