Rio Olympic Games

Team Fiji uniforms for Rio Olympics launched

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning reminded the Fijian Athletes that will representing the country in the Rio Olympics next month to wear their uniforms with pride. Bainimarama made this reminder while officiating at the launching of Team Fiji’s uniform for Rio Olympics at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. BAINIMARAMA: “It is my pleasure […]

Luke Nacei

July 16, 2016 10:23 am

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama this morning reminded the Fijian Athletes that will representing the country in the Rio Olympics next month to wear their uniforms with pride.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama launches the team Fiji athletes new uniform at the Grand Pacific Hotel this morning. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama launches the team Fiji athletes new uniform at the Grand Pacific Hotel this morning. (Luke Nacei/Newswire)

Bainimarama made this reminder while officiating at the launching of Team Fiji’s uniform for Rio Olympics at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

BAINIMARAMA: “It is my pleasure to launch the official Team Fiji collection. Wear these uniforms with pride. Keep up your good work, and I know you will do us all proud.”

PM Bainimarama also encouraged the athletes to be the best they can and to strive for their best in every competition.

BAINIMARAMA: “And that is what we ask of our athletes gathered here today to be the best that you can be. Not only on the day of competition, but on every day leading up to it and on every day after and by that, I don’t necessarily mean by winning Gold – although that is what we are going to Rio for. I mean by maintaining high standards of conduct on and off the field. Conduct befitting the Fijian people and our proud nation.”

The Prime Minister said sports inspires a spirit of unity among the Fijian people.

BAINIMARAMA: “I’ve said many times that sports and athletic competition are integral parts of our national life in Fiji. They inspire a spirit of unity and camaraderie that extends into our homes, schools and places of work. They inspire our young people, not only to get active and participate in sports themselves, but to conduct themselves with dignity in victory or in defeat. And they even inspire people of my age, who are filled with pride and joy every time Fijian athletes succeed. “

Meanwhile, PM Bainimarama will announce the men’s and women’s sevens team tonight.

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