Tuesday marks the 60th anniversary of the Pacific Games, which commenced on 29 August 1963.

Pacific Games Council President Vidya Lakhan said the event has evolved significantly over the years.

“We are now recognized as the continental game of the Pacific. The name still remains as the Pacific Games and it is recognised and if you want to call the Olympics of the Pacific.”

Fiji, the host of the games in 2003, is in talks to potentially organise the event again in 2031.

Lakhan said the growth and enhanced reputation of the Pacific Games throughout its history.

He also highlights ongoing discussions regarding Fiji’s potential hosting role in 2031.

This year, Team Fiji will showcase its prowess with a delegation of 500 athletes participating in the games hosted by the Solomon Islands.