ONOC Secretary General opened the workshop at the Palau National Convention Centre in Koror. Attended by sports journalists from around the region, including Tonga, the workshop aims to work on strategies to address the need to have more women in sports leadership and administration roles, women in active sports and the coverage of women sports events and stories. Blas, who is also President of the Guam NOC, said that the media play an important role in helping develop women and their involvement in sports. He said the International Olympic Committee’s vision is to have gender balance in sports by the 2020 Olympics in Japan. Pacific Islands News Association President Moses Stevens said media personnel play an important role in developing the future leaders of the world through their sports reports and coverage of success stories. The workshop is held on the sideline of the 4th Media Summit which will open tonight. It has been jointly organised by ONOC as the funder and PINA. Tonga’s representatives are Tony Samita of Radio and TV Tonga and the President of the Friendly Islands Sports Journaist Association, Iliesa Tora from the Nuku’alofa.