FIJIAN PRIME MINISTER RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE PRESIDENT

The Prime Minister Hon. Voreqe Bainimarama received a courtesy call this morning from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach.

Mr Bach led a high-level delegation to meet the Prime Minister at his office in Government Buildings, Suva.

In welcoming the President and his delegation to Fiji, the Prime Minister said Fiji looked forward to working with the IOC to strengthen Fiji?s sporting sector. He pointed out his Government’s commitment to develop the sporting sector for Fiji’s youth. They also spoke about Fiji?s participation at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil, in particular, the Rugby sevens tournament that will feature for the first time in Rio.

The visiting delegation included the IOC Vice President and President of the Australian National Olympic Committee Mr John Coates and the Oceania IOC President Dr Robin Mitchell.

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