Digicel welcomes to Samoa shores, ordinary women achieving the extraordinary

The expedition of the 4 amazing women rowing across the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii to Samoa for 97 days did not go unnoticed with Digicel Samoa Management and staff.

Rowing thrown Commonwealth Games lifeline

Under a new proposal adopted by the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) at its General Assembly here yesterday, host cities must in future include 16 core sports as part of the programme and then can choose as many as they want from a list of optional sports and disciplines as long as it does not exceed a further 500 athletes.

Rowing had been on the previous list of optional sports but has now been dropped, leading to Annamarie Phelps, the chairman of British Rowing, to launch a campaign to save it.