PNG Olympic Committee

National federations engaged in dialogue

The meetings spanned a month and were chaired by the President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, and Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla.

The objectives of the meetings were to provide key information on the services and programs provided by PNG Olympic Committee. These include addressing governance and compliance requirements of PNG Olympic Committee and giving the opportunity for National Federations to raise issues of concern including feedback on PNG Olympic Committee’s services to them.

K500,000 for Team PNG

Trukai Industries Ltd proudly presented the cheque on Friday in Port Moresby.

93,492 t-shirts were sold from this year’s June 16th fun run – both from auctions and the t-shirt sales.

Trukai Industries says this year’s fun run was a huge success, compared to previous years’. Both the Lae and Port Moresby auctions recorded a total of 61,000 t-shirts.

PNG Olympic Haus open

The new office is at Lahara Avenue in Boroko, National Capital District, and was opened by the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, on May 9th.

Bach congratulated the PNG Olympic Community on this milestone achievement and also presented them with the certificate of recognition as a National Olympic Committee.

He said the Olympic Haus can be the home of Olympics and Olympism in PNG.

Public to vote favourite athlete

This category is open to the public to vote using their mobile phones.

SP Brewery and the PNG Olympic Committee have expressed the desire to see the public and various stakeholders participate more in the nomination period.

Nominations for the 2019 SP Sports Awards is now open following the launch on February 5th.

On offer are 11 award categories are:

Over K400,000 to PNGOC

Over K400,000 was committed on February 14th, marking a three-year sponsorship package.

SP managing director, Stan Joyce, said their association with the PNG Olympic Committee goes back as early as the 1980s, during the days of the Pepsi Fun Run.

“That partnership endures. And it endures because of the important ingredients in any partnership, which is trust and respect,” said Joyce.

“And I’m very pleased to say that SP Brewery continues that partnership because we trust the organisations involved, and we have a mutual respect of each other.”

Olympic Committee stresses on transparent selections

PNG Olympic Committee Male Vice-President and Chairman of the Justification Committee, Michael Henao, said being a coach for Team PNG and our nation’s elite athletes is a significant privilege and responsibility.

And as chairman of the Justification Committee, he reminded those present of the upcoming JC deadline for the submission of their final squads.

The Justification Committee was set up to ensure that fair and proper processes were followed by teams to select their squads to represent Team PNG.

Promoting positive messages

This year marks the 20th year of Trukai Industries Ltd's sponsorship for this event.

Sunday, June 16th, is the date set for the 2019 Trukai Fun Run.

According to the PNG Olympic Committee, the annual Trukai Fun Run is the biggest event of its kind in the Pacific, with its popularity growing every year as tens of thousands of people take part in what has become a nationwide event.

2019 Trukai Fun Run launched

In 1999, Trukai Industries painted the streets of Port Moresby, Lae and other participating centres with their signature bright yellow-coloured t-shirts.

The 2019 nationwide Trukai Fun Run was launched today in Port Moresby.

100,000 t-shirts will be available for the fun run, which is set for June 16th.

8 sporting codes dropped from Team PNG

Boxing, football (soccer), judo, lawn bowls, powerlifting, rugby 9s, taekwondo and va’a (outrigger canoeing) were not endorsed by the Justification Committee (JC) due to the failure to meet the May 18th deadline.

The JC is the body responsible for endorsing sports – and their athletes and officials – to be a part of Team PNG for respective Games.

Show your support online!

The #TeamPNG2018 concept according to the PNGOC Media officer Andrew Molen is a way to get fans, athletes and team management involved to drum up support for the team ahead of the April 4th to 15th games.

Molen says that online users are being encouraged to use the hash-tag team PNG 2018 tag on all social media uploads they make which are related to the team before, during and prior to the games.

He says that this means all pictures, posts and stories