SUVA, March 26 (Xinhua) -- Fiji launched on Saturday a new seven Fijian dollar banknote to mark the achievements made by the Fiji national rugby sevens teams at the 2020 Olympic Games held in Japan's Tokyo.
At the games, the rugby sevens men's team of the Pacific island country won the gold medal and the women's team got bronze.
According to a Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (FBC) report, speaking at the launch ceremony in Suva, capital of Fiji, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said that at one of Fiji's most trying times in combating COVID-19, the rugby sevens teams brought hope to the Fijian people.
"They will be immortalized in the national currency. Today we are unveiling the new seven Fijian dollar banknote to commemorate our win in seven. It pictures the men's team on one side and the women's team on the other," the prime minister said.
The Fijian teams' win showed the world that rugby sevens is Fiji's sport, he said, adding that they hope to unveil a new note every four years.
The commemorative banknote will be in circulation in Fiji from Monday. (1 Fijian dollar equals 0.48 U.S. dollar). ■