26 Aug 2011

Buzz builds on eve of Pacific Games

11:04 am on 26 August 2011

On the eve of the start of the 14th edition of Pacific Games there's a buzz of anticipation in Noumea.

Sports reporter Vinnie Wylie has arrived in New Caledonia and says the host nation is excited about its role.

"When you arrive at the airport, which is just out of Noumea, there's obiously signs and paraphanelia everywhere.The local papers you read ,they've got the New Caledonia athletes getting full page spreads.Every sponsor connected with the Games you can see it there in the papers.On the TV they're talking about it.Or as you drive round the venues there's things connected wih the Games,making it clear the Games are on and about to start."