23 May 2018

Pacific Games Council launches court action against Tonga

From , 3:04 pm on 23 May 2018

A claim has been lodged against Tonga's government for damages worth millions of dollars because of their belated withdrawal from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games

The Pacific Games Council and Tonga's Olympic Committee, TASANOC, lodged the claim.

The government pulled out of its hosting agreement last year, citing financial difficulties.

The Supreme Court has issued a Summons of Writ which the government has 28 days from issuance, to answer.

The Games Council CEO Andrew Minogue told Koro Vaka'uta why the action was taken.

The 2015 Pacific Games in Port Moresby have been declared a success.

The 2015 Pacific Games were held in PNG and declared a success Photo: RNZI / Vinnie Wylie