National federations must comply: Sir John

National federations have been encouraged to conform to the PNG Olympic Committee’s compliance requirements, to get funding for their respective teams for the upcoming international events.

That is the word from President of the PNG National Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, who was in Lae over the weekend.

The events include the 10th Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu in 2017, XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, XVI Pacific Games in Tonga in 2019 and the XXXII Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Another significant event expected to see the country participate globally is the Olympic baton relay that passes through PNG as part of its Oceania leg in 2017, apart from the mini Pacific Games that same year.

“All national federations must ensure that they meet the compliance required by the PNG National Olympic Committee or there is no funding for their respective teams’ preparations for the specific events,” Sir John said.

National federations are now tasked to comply with having their annual general meetings, submitting their annual minutes, which include annual reports and financial statements, and furthermore, affiliate to the PNGNOC.

“Another thing we are all supposed to do is submit our high performance plans for the next four years,” Sir John said.

As far as the Commonwealth Games go, all sports in the 2018 program have been tasked to conform with compliance to the PNG Olympic Committee.

“So you see, we will be very busy and all federations now must comply and I am encouraging all of them to do so,” Sir John said.

(President of the PNG National Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura)

Wendy Katusele