2 Nov 2017

Sport: French Poly govt says no decision made on Mini Games

9:12 am on 2 November 2017

French Polynesia's president Edouard Fritch says the government has made no decision about next month's Pacific Mini-Games in Vanuatu despite reports of an official boycott.

Last week, the director of the youth and sport service Anthony Pheu announced that Tahiti would not go the Games following a dispute over which boxers were to participate.

But Mr Fritch said it's up to the various sports federations to decide if they want to attend, adding that the funds to go have been approved for those recognised by French Polynesia.

Edouard Fritch

Edouard Fritch Photo: Supplied/ Présidence de la Polynésie française

He said the whole situation emanates from what he calls the monstrous mess at the Olympic Committee of French Polynesia whose head Tauhiti Nena has been stripped of his title.

Mr Fritch said he was saddened by the situation and offended by the actions of the Pacific Games Council.