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A successful Pacific Games bid could transform Tonga

A successful Pacific Games bid could transform Tonga

Updated 18 October 2012, 18:21 AEST

The decision on which country will host the Pacific Games in 2019 is just 24 hours away.

The Pacific Games Council meeting in Wallis and Futuna will choose between bids from two-time previous hosts Tahiti, and the first timers from Tonga.

Tom Maddocks has been talking to the administrator of the Tongan bid, Ahongalu Fusimalohi, and he says a successful bid for his team could have a dramatic effect on the country's economy and its state of health.

When it comes to the vote, he's urging delegates to look beyond the bare financial facts and figures.

Presenter: Tom Maddocks

Speaker:The administrator of the Tongan Pacifc Games bid, Ahongalu Fusimalohi

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