Daily Archives: 06/29/2003

SPG Kicks Off

The 2003 South Pacific Games kicked off yesterday in Fiji. Guam sent a small contingent this year. Guam hosted the Games in 1999, and it marked a high point on the island. Things have certainly dwindled since then, primarily due to the contracting economy. Sports organizations seem distracted and confused, especially since the typhoons last year. Many facilities were demolished by the typhoons and the funds are not present to rebuild. Gymnasiums, athletic fields, swimming pools and weight rooms still lie in ruin, a sad commentary on Guam’s economic woes.