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16 January 2021



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‘Fun and fast’ Beach Games

The Cook Islands Beach games continue to draw more crowds each day to the lively atmosphere at the Nikao courts.

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Leading the development of weightlifting

Weightlifting has gained momentum on the island of Aitutaki with a number of rookies excited to learn the sport.

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Purple reign

RBDC Purple won the Cook Islands Beach Games open mixed Touch competition gold medal at Nikao Beach Courts on Wednesday.

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Beating the heat at the Beach Games

Afternoon rainfall was a welcomed relief for players from soaring temperatures on day two of the Cook Islands Beach Games 2021.

Game time for 3x3 basketball at beach games

The 3x3 basketball competition at the Cook Islands Beach Games 2021 got off to a flying start on Tuesday at the Nikao courts.


Notchya, RBDC top bets in Touch at Beach Games

Defending champions Notchya is one of the top bets in the Cook Islands Beach Games Touch competition.

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Taking it up a notch

Cook Islands Rugby League is aiming to include women 13s into their national competition for 2021 in a bid to develop the sport in the country.

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Bone crunching weekend at nines tournament

Tupapa Panthers I and Rarotonga claimed the men’s and women’s titles at the Cook Islands Rugby League Nines in Paradise tournament on Saturday.

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Favourites make impressive start in Rugby Nines

Tupapa Panthers and Avatiu Eels remain undefeated after tough battle on day one at the Nines in Paradise tournament.


Top bet wary of women's Nines challenge

Rarotonga will head into this weekend’s Cook Islands Rugby League Nines in Paradise as the hot favourites for the women’s title.

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Aitutaki Sharks sharpen their teeth

Veterans Teokotai “Billy Bush” Tuaivi and Bruce Goldsworthy are coming out of “retirement” to guide Aitutaki Sharks in the League Nines in Paradise tournament this weekend.

Rugby league

Union plans 2021 season

The successful double header format in the domestic rugby union 15s competition will continue this year.

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Nurturing the dreams of local badminton stars

The Badminton World Federation’s Humans of Shuttle Time series presents the perspectives of those who work on badminton development at the grassroots level.


Cook Islander flies high in NZ

Rising from their humble beginnings in the Pacific, Cook Islands' Terai Ma Teata Elia (formerly Terai Sadler), Fiji’s Letava Whippy, Dalen Pilitati, and Te Araroa Sapoaga rose to the occasion and made strides in the prestigious Sal’s 18in18 New Zealand Women's National Basketball League.


Eleven teams for League Nines

Four women’s and seven men’s teams will take part in this weekend’s League Nines in Paradise 2021.

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The unforgettable sporting moments of 2020

Despite cancellations of several sporting events due to Covid-19, there were plenty memories made on and off the field in 2020.

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Netball to hold World Youth Cup trials

Young and talented Cook Islanders show interest in representing the country at the upcoming Under-21 World Cup.


RBDC, The Milky Way crowned champs in touch tournament

The annual Boxing Day Touch Tournament saw close battles in social and open grade finals.

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Sixteen confirmed for Touch meet

There are limited spots available for teams willing to take part in the Boxing Day Tournament.

Rugby Union

Football thrives in Covid-19 ‘bubble’

Tupapa Maraerenga FC will represent the Cook Islands at the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Champions League qualifiers next year.


First ever event will see football head to the beach in 2021

Blessed with Covid-free status and the ability to participate in sport, Cook Islands Football Association has managed to have an action-packed 2020 season and looks ahead to 2021.


Onward and upward for badminton in 2021

Badminton Cook Islands has had a positive year with an increase in the number of players taking part in competitions.


Six new coaches for Athletics Cook Islands

Athletics Cook Islands has added six new coaches to their pool of World Athletics Certified coaches.

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‘Atiu Rocket’ breaks swimming records

Swimmer Wesley Roberts, the ‘Atiu Rocket,’ is 0.7 seconds away from qualifying for the Olympic Games next year.

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