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Ben Ryan knows celebration will be the biggest ever

Ben Ryan knows celebration will be the biggest ever

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 15/08/2016
Ben Ryan with Masivesi Dakuwaqa after the gold medal win (Photo: theprovince)

Vodafone Fiji 7s coach, Ben Ryan knows that sports crazy fans are already in party mode and getting ready for the gold medal winning team’s arrival at midday this Sunday.

Speaking to Sky Sports in Rio, Ryan says he and the team know that celebrations after the historic Olympic gold medal win, will be bigger than any other celebration in the past.

Ryan says who knows, maybe the airport tarmac may even be opened up.

Organizers of the Fiji 7s team’s victory celebrations are expected to meet this evening to lay out all the plans after Fiji’s first ever Olympic gold medal win in Rio.

The celebrations will take place on the public holiday on Monday 22nd August.

Team Fiji touches down in Nadi at midday this Sunday.

There is no word at this stage on whether the team will come by road from Nadi to Suva or board a flight to Nausori.

With time limitations and the official celebrations to be held on Monday, it is highly likely that the team will catch a flight from Nadi to Nausori.

The plans are being coordinated by the Prime Minister’s Office and the Fiji Rugby Union.

Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum had earlier said that he would not like to pre-empt any decisions as the plans are being worked out.

The government has already announced that the players will get $30,000 each for winning the gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

Sponsors, Vodafone Fiji had also said that they are working out some plans but this will be known later.


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