Kiribati Te Reitaki Cultural Dance Extravaganza - London 2012 Pre Games Training Camp




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Published on May 8, 2012

Two Kiribati boxers, Terieta Ruatu and Andrew Kometa trained in the UK for 6 months as part of the London 2012 Olympic Pre Games Training Camps.

Kiribati is a nation in the Pacific Ocean, a collection of 32 Atols, Kiribati has never qualified an athlete for the Olympic Games, the training camps are an opportunity for every Olympic nation to accilmatise and train in the UK ahead of London 2012. In 2008 Oceania nations selected the North West of England as the home of their training camps

To wish Andrew and Tarieta good luck, Te Reitaki, a traditional Kiribati dance was organised in their honour.

This film features the expressive traditional Kiribati dance against the backdrop of a supportive community, wishing the boxers well as they travelled to the London 2012 qualifiers in Canberra, the Oceania Boxing Championships.

Containing interviews from Kiribati boxer Andrew Kometa, Te Reitaki dancers, Michael Walsh, the Honorary Consul for Kiribati and Kiribati boxing manager Derek Andrewartha.

To see other films featuring the Kiribati boxers visit:
Kiribati Boxers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZEpK2...
Joining Alliances, Kiribati & Nauru Boxers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAQwpX...

This video was produced by Emma, Dan, Gemma, Cat and Lewis of The Reporters' Academy, a media production company run by young people, tasked with the mission of telling the stories of all the North West's Pre Games Training Camps. The Reporters' Academy is integrated into the world of media, education and employment, based in two great sporting cities, Manchester and Melbourne and is officially Inspired by London 2012.
Twitter @TRAcademy
© The Reporters' Academy


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