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Fiji to host 2016 Oceania Swimming Championships

September 1, 2015 4:18 am

Fiji has been “conditionally” selected as host of the 2016 Oceania Swimming Championships.

The competition features countries such as New Zealand, Australia and Samoa and is held every two years, with the most recent edition having taken place in Auckland, New Zealand in May of 2014.

The conditions require Fiji to upgrade facilities which if not met, the hosting rights will be awarded to the other bidder, Papua New Guinea.

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Fiji National Sports Commission Chair, Peter Mazey says this will be a good time to host a regional event with the Olympics coming up in the same year.

“This is something very special because it is an Olympic year. People will be coming from all over the World to try and get the qualification times and get them recorded but there’s some challenges also.”

The Championships will be held from the 19th to the 26th of June.

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