The Cook Islands Games day one competition on Saturday saw Athletics, Aquatics, Handball, Oe Vaka and the Emo’anga Peu Tupuna (Traditional Games) events taking place at various venues around Rarotonga.
Team Nukuroa/Mitiaro selected Tereapii Akavi and Darius Allsworth, both aged 15, to carry the island’s flag at the opening ceremony of the 2022 Cook Islands Games last night at the National Stadium in Nikao.
The Cook Islands national men’s cricket team recently toured New Zealand and Vanuatu to participate in the East Asia Pacific Sub-regional qualifier in an attempt to qualify for the 2024 T20 World Cup to be played in the West Indies and USA. Team manager Rahul Patil gives us a first-hand report of all that happened on this historic tour.
The revival of traditional games like rore (stilt) races and peipei tiporo (juggling with limes) were among the highlights of the 2020 Cook Islands Games. The Emo’anga Peu Tupuna or the Traditional Sports events are set to return in the 2022 Games which will get underway this Friday.