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Pacific Olympic & Paralympic Athlete Partnership Launch

The Morrison Government and the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) are working in partnership to support over 170 Olympic and Paralympic athletes from eleven Pacific nations to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Due to the impact of COVID-19, many Pacific athletes face significant challenges in completing final training programs and critical qualifying events.

With support from the Australian Government’s PacificAus Sports program, Pacific teams and athletes will be able to train and compete in qualification events, giving them the greatest opportunity to realise their Olympic and Paralympic dreams.

Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne said sport sits close to the heart of Australia’s special bond with the Blue Pacific.

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