We're Official Riding With Fiji: Olympic Team Hitched A Ride To Tokyo On Cargo Flight With Frozen Fish - YKTR The Mag

We’re Official Riding With Fiji: Olympic Team Hitched A Ride To Tokyo On Cargo Flight With Frozen Fish

When I first saw this headline I thought it was a gee-up.

But the Fiji Olympic team, including their sevens side, hitched a ride to the games aboard a cargo flight carrying mostly frozen meat and fish.

With the pandemic far from over, commercial flights in and out of the Pacific nation are mostly grounded – unless you got real moeny to spend and fly private, which many countries opted for.

Fiji didn’t have that luxury – so they had to look at other options.

Officials found a scheduled freight flight, with limited room for passengers.

The 51 athletes, made up mainly from Fiji’s men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens sides, sat for the entire duration of the 9 hour flight squeezed in between crates of frozen fish.

The flight carried 51 athletes and officials, mainly from Fiji’s men’s and women’s Rugby Sevens teams but also a track and field athlete, two swimmers, a table tennis player, and a judo competitor.

But they got there in the end – and kept that energy high too.

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