Commonwealth Games Official Inspects Samoa Facilities

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Venues to play host to Youth Games in September

By Tupu Tialavea

APIA, Samoa (Talamua, June 9, 2015) – The Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Games Federation, David Grevemberg visited the Apia Park stadium today as one of the main venues of the Commonwealth Youth Games in September.

Leaving his general impressions to be discussed in a press conference tomorrow afternoon, he is in Samoa with members of the Commonwealth Secretariat to assess whether the facilities are up to standard for the games in September 2015 where a thousand athletes from the Commonwealth will be in Samoa for two weeks of competition.

He will meet with the Prime Minister tomorrow morning and continue to visit the other sports facilities at Tuana’imato and the games villages using several schools such as Samoa College.

He was accompanied to the Apia Park by the head of Samoa’s Commonwealth Games office, Vitolio Lui and representative of the Chinese company who were in charge of the construction.

The CEO for the Samoa Sports Facilities Authority Moefa’auo Salale, said the Apia Park will be ready long before the Commonwealth games in September.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Lupesoliai Sailele Malielegaoi and Cabinet Ministers also visited the park after a Cabinet meeting today.

Tuilaepa who is also the Chairman of the Samoa Rugby Union was impressed with the upgrade work and said he can’t wait for the All Blacks and Manu Samoa game.

The Park will be officially opened at the end of this month ahead of the Manu Samoa All Blacks clash on Wednesday 8 July.

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