03 May, 2006
Coca Cola Games begins today in Suva
The annual secondary schools' athletics competition, the Coca Cola Games, begins in Suva today and will run over two days. Being a regular event on the Fiji sporting calendar for the last 25 years, the event will feature the country's best students competing in the track and field events. Close to 2,900 athletes from 152 schools have made it to the Fiji Finals this year, while more than 20,000 fans are expected to show their support for Fiji's young sporting talent at the games. Reigning champions, Marist Brothers High School and Adi Cakobau School remain the teams to beat. The games will open with the arrival of the torch that has been touring the country. Relay teams of students from around Fiji have been moving the flame from district to district, town to town and school to school. It is expected that this year's games will be the largest ever staged. Police have appealed to students to compete in a sportsman like manner and avoid any aggressive behaviour. Meanwhile, top sports commentator, Graham Eden, will take this year's games into homes around the country as he covers the games for Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC). Eden rejoins FBC after moving to competitor FM96 in 1987.