1 Nov 2017

Sport: Pacific Games Council rejects Tahiti snub

From , 6:03 am on 1 November 2017

The Pacific Games Council has accused the Tahitian government of political interference, after announcing it will boycott the upcoming Mini Games in Vanuatu.

The withdrawal follows a disagreement over who should represent Tahiti's boxers in Port Vila in December.

The President of the Games Council, Vidhya Lakhan, told Vinnie Wylie complications arose following a court order in August which annulled the elections of the officers of the Pacific Games Association of Tahiti.

From left to right, President of the Pacific Games Council Vidhya Lakhan, Samoa's prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, and SASNOC President Patrick Fepuleai.

Vidhya Lakhan Photo: Pacific Games Council