Educating our athletes at the Pacific Games
The NC2011 games had the Voices of the Athletes program included as part of its activities from 29 August to 9 September 2011. The VOA is an educational center set up for athletes and officials at the St Thomas chapel, near the medical center in the Games Village.
Participants had their knowledge and skill tested in the program, which included interactive games, videos and hands-on activities. It is designed to surprise, amaze and get athletes and officials ready to be leaders in their communities after the games. It was an opportunity to provide Pacific Games athletes with information on their role as responsible athletes. Athletes and officials were exposed to the messages of Be A Leader, Play True, Play Safe and Go Green.
Around 900 athletes went through the VOA booth from all 22 countries except Norfolk Islands.
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1. PNG athletes pose with their VOA t-shirts, bag and commemorative pins outside the VOA St Thomas Chapel venue
2. Team Fiji Rugby athletes learning about Play Safe (preventing HIV)
3. Athletes mingle as they attempt the quiz on anti doping
4. Cook Islanders learn about keeping their environment clean through the "Go Green" message of VOA
5. A Tongan athlete puts up his pledge card of "Be A Leader" on the wall of the VOA center