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SAMSUNG Oceania Foundation Athlete Scholarship announced
5:25 pm GMT+12, 12/08/2010, Fiji
Samsung, the Oceania Foundation and the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) are pleased to announce the awarding of scholarships to the following athletes from the region to assist them in preparing for regional and international events.

FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA

Dionisio Augustine (Swimming – Male)
Reloliza Saimon (Athletics – Female)

FIJI

Manueli Tulo (Weightlifting – Male)
Glenn Kable (Shooting – Male)

GUAM

Maria Dunn (Wrestling – Female)
Ricardo Blas Jr. (Judo – Male)

MARSHALL ISLANDS

Haley Nemra (Athletics – Female)
Jason Sam (Taekwondo – Male)

PALAU

Maria Gibbons (Swimming- Female)
Osisang Chilton (Swimming - Female)

SAMOA

Margaret Satupai (Athletics – Female)
Emanuele Fuamatu (Athletics – Male)

TONGA

Michael Taufa (Weightlifting - Male)
Ilaniume Finau (Weightlifting - Male)

TUVALU
Okilani Tinilau (Athletics – Male)
Alesi Moloti (Tennis – Female)

A number of these athletes will be participating at the 1st Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this week, and all of them are preparing for various events, including the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October this year and the 2011 Pacific Games in New Caledonia.

The scholarship grant per athlete is A$5,000.00 and can be used to cover coaching fees, training expenses, technical equipment and living expenses.

The Oceania Foundation, under the patronage of ONOC was established in 2006 to encourage, promote and provide new and expanded opportunities for the participation of people, particularly the youth, in sport throughout the Oceania region.

Samsung is a major sponsor of the Oceania Foundation and has been supporting Foundation programs in Talent Identification and Athlete Support in the region.

For further information, contact:
Dennis Miller,
Executive Director,
Oceania National Olympic Committees,
Suva,
FIJI.
Phone: +679 3302140
Fax: +679 3302082
Email: dennis@onoc.org.fj

SOURCE: ONOC/PACNEWS

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