Monday, September 12th, 2016
Monday 12th September, 2016
Re: RIO 2016 – TEAM TONGA NEWS
Re: Tonga Rio 2016 Poster Boy, Pita Taufatofua to Visit the Kingdom from 12-19 September
Tonga’s Rio 2016 Poster Boy, Pita Taufatofua jnr will visit the Kingdom from 12th to 19th September together with his Coach, Master Paula Sitapa.
The main purpose of their visit is to thank the people of Tonga as well as the Government and TASANOC for the opportunity to represent Tonga at the recent Olympic Games in Rio. He also wishes to catch up with family and friends during his short visit.
Taufatofua was a sensation during the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad which caused an internet meltdown last month.
TASANOC with Ministry of Internal Affairs (Responsible for Sports) and Ministry of Tourism are planning to mark the 2016 Olympic Day this coming Saturday (17th September) with float and parades and also to celebrate the returning of members of Team Tonga from Rio 2016.
According to TASANOC Interim Secretary General, Takitoa Taumoepeau, TASANOC is currently finalizing the program for Saturday with the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Responsible for Sports) and Ministry of Tourism to organize a welcome receptions, floats and parade by any interesting business houses, National Sports Federations and similar.
Issued by the: TASANOC
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