8 Feb 2011

Funeral for head of American Samoa's olympic committee this week

11:33 am on 8 February 2011

The funeral service for the late Ben Solaita, who headed the American Samoa National Olympic Committee for more than a decade, is set for this week.

A family service will take place tomorrow and on Thursday his remains will be taken out of the LBJ Medical Center.

There will be a final funeral service on Friday.

Solaita, who passed away on the 27th of January at the age of 61, was president of the local Olympic Committee since 1997.