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SUVA, Fiji Islands (August 15, 2000 - Oceania National Olympic Committees/PINA Nius Online)---The number of Pacific Islands competitors in next month's Sydney Olympics is growing as more qualify or are given places.

The Oceania National Olympic Committees yesterday released the following updated list of competitors:

AMERICAN SAMOA Lisa Misipeka, Women's Hammer Throw Alesana Sione, Weightlifting (Male) Kuresa Tupua, Archery (Male) Kelsey Nakanelua, Athletics (Male)

COOK ISLANDS Turia Vogel, Mistral Boardsailing (Female)

FSM Welbert Samuel, Swimming (Male) Tracy Anne Route, Swimming (Female) Regina Shotaro, Athletics (Female) Elias Rodrigues, Athletics (Male) Manuel Minginfel, Weightlifting (Male)

FIJI Caroline Pickering, Swimming (Female) Carl Probert, Swimming (Male) Nacanieli Qerewaqa, Judo (Male) Laisa Laveti, Judo (Female) Tony Philp, Mistral Boardsailing (Male) Kesaia Tawai, Weightlifting (Female)

GUAM Daniel O'Keefe, Swimming, (Male) Brett Chivers, Laser Sailing (Male) Jazy Garcia, Cycling (Road) Derek Horton, Cycling (Mountain) Melissa Fejeran, Weightlifting (Female) Phil Am Garcia, Athletics (Male) 100 meters Rhonda Alley-Davidson, Athletics (Female) Marathon

NAURU Marcus Stephen, Weightlifting (Male) Sheeva Peo, Weightlifting (Female) Cherico Detenamo, Athletics (Male)

PALAU Valerie Pedro, Weightlifting (Female) Peoria Koshiba, Athletics (Female) Christopher Adolf, Athletics (Male) Annloyd Samuel, Swimming (Male) Nicole Hayes, Swimming (Female)

PAPUA NEW GUINEA Dika Toua, Weightlifting (Female)

SAMOA Pauga Lalau, Boxing Faafetai Iunatana, Wrestling Bianca Netzler, Cycling (Female) Travolta Waterhouse, Judo (Male)

TONGA Tevita Kofe Ngalu, Weightlifting (Male)

VANUATU Francois Latil, Archery

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