Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On

Allen's piece was written before Iliesa Delana's Gold.  http://www.fijivillage.com/?mod=story&id=040912b75ba826662916993737b09a 

Welcome Home Team Fiji

Team Fiji has arrived back into Fiji, sadly there was no fanfare and nothing highlighted in the media. We are told that six athletes qualified on merit and three qualified on universality, this in itself is an achievement.  Team Fiji Chef De Mission Chris Yee said the participation at the London Olympics was Fiji’s best and hailed the nine Fijian athletes for making the nation proud. I know you will bring back fond memories of the trip and made many new friends.

Now if only the our TV companies could  shows  them to  us to just listen to what they have to saw and what they’ve gained.Sadly the TV companies that covered the games in London were selective in what they showed and there was little coverage of the  Pacific Island nations. It would have been nice to see our athletes in action.

Anyway, now that they have  returned,  let's prepare for Rio. I just hope the athletes will be still around  in four years time. But if they do move on to other things, then I wish them all the best. To all other budding Fiji reps – let's start young and we could be sending 17 and 18 year olds like other countries./
Welcome back,  Team Fiji.

We look forward to the Paralympics where we also have competitors. But TV coverage will be less than in the Olympics.

Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.


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