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Negative reactions to the cancellation of the Arafura Games

Negative reactions to the cancellation of the Arafura Games

Updated 2 November 2012, 18:03 AEDT

Earlier this week, the government of Australia's Northern Territory announced it has cancelled next year's Arafura Games.

The games were a week long multi-sport competition held every two years in Darwin, with competitions involving able-bodied athletes and those with disabilities from across the Asia-Pacific region.

The N-T Government says the games have been poorly run, and more importantly they have failed to meet their objectives of engagement with Asia.

However, they remain an important event for Pacific and Australia athletes and swimmers.

Heather Jarvis asked for a reaction from the Honorary Secretary of the Oceania Swimming Association, Mr. Lawrie Cox, and the Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Athletics, Yvonne Mullins.

Presenter: Heather Jarvis

Speaker: The Honorary Secretary of the Oceania Swimming Association, Lawrie Cox, and Chief Executive Officer of Oceania Athletics, Yvonne Mullins

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