Fiji won one gold and a bronze at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ©Getty Images

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) Medical Commission chair Jone Nasome has thanked all organisations and bodies who assisted Fiji with player welfare and medical requirements before, during and after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Nasome mentioned the issues that the ongoing pandemic caused in the country and being able to travel overseas.

"We thank the Government of Fiji, particularly the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and Ministry of Youth and Sports," said Nasome, as reported by the Fiji Times.

"COVID-19 posed a lot of challenges for all of us. 

"It challenged the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese Organising Committee in their resolve to host a safe Games and also for Team Fiji to travel to Japan and back in a safe manner."

The Medical Commission had meetings with the management team led by Ana Maisema, Semiti Vakabua and Sam Fullman for the planning phase with other Oceania National Olympic Committees.

Fiji's men's rugby sevens team won their second gold in a row ©Getty Images
Fiji's men's rugby sevens team won their second gold in a row ©Getty Images

FASANOC President Makarita Lenoa and chief executive Lorraine Mar were present too.

Nasome added thanks to Rachel Devi and the vaccination teams for helping the Fiji team, as well as to Eddie Moore from the Australian Olympic Committee and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade team.

COVID liaison officer Wayne O'Connor was thanked too along with team sports psychologist Krishneel Maharaj, doping control manager Fatefehi Daunivuka and Oceania Sports Education Program member Talemo Waqa.

Finally, FASANOC vice-president Cathy Wong, past Medical Commission President Eddie McCaig and physio Sarote Nakaora were all mentioned in Nasome's message too.

Fiji had their most successful Games to date at Tokyo 2020, having retained the men's rugby sevens gold medal and adding a bronze in the women's events.