Commonwealth Youth Games to open in Samoa

first_imgPreparations for the week-long event have been praised by organisers, who also backed the Samoan government’s decision to deny entry for athletes from Sierra Leone.The delegation from Sierra Leone was denied entry visas over Ebola virus fears.Samoa’s Prime Minister, Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, says it’s the responsibility of his government to put safety first for the up to 2,000 athletes participating in the Youth Games.Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg is confident Samoa will host a memorable Games with a lasting legacy.”From an event standpoint, there’s no question that there are infrastructure aspects of venues that have been enhanced – in terms of new stadia, the swimming pool and so forth – that will be used for world class competition. The fact that you’re going to have this realisation among Samoans that we can pull these types of events off, so I think people have a much much greater appreciation for Polynesian culture, Samoan culture but also the fact that Samoa’s going to be a fantastic world class host.”The 67 competing nations will be welcomed at tonight’s opening ceremony at Apia Park.Seven of the nine sports then begin competition on Monday.last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Rory Gallagher has praised Donegal’s performance in their Ulster SFC victory over Armagh, but said he feels there is much more in them.Donegal delivered a devastating first-half display against Armagh that effectively ended the game as a contest. The performance couple with the Tyrone match showed that Donegal are in rude health.Many GAA analysts expect Gallagher’s side to retain their Ulster SFC crown and go one better in the All-Ireland series.However, in an exclusive interview with Donegal TV, Gallagher told Charlie Collins that his side face a tough, tough test against Derry on Saturday night and says they’re not getting carried away with their emphatic win over Armagh.To watch the interview with Rory Gallagher simply click play on the video above. DDTV: COUNTDOWN TO CLONES – “ARMAGH PERFORMANCE WAS GOOD, BUT MORE IN US” – GALLAGHER was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVdonegal tvHome-page SportnewsRory Gallagherlast_img read more