PNG Olympic Committee

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

Pom auction fetches K139, 000 for Team PNG

There was a small turnout, but President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura said it was understandable with the current economic crisis plus with APEC preparations underway in the nation’s capital.

He was still appreciative to all the corporate bodies plus the government for their continued support to Team PNG’s endeavours.

13, 900 shirts were sold at the Royal Papua Yacht Club for 98 schools in and around Port Moresby.

2018 SP Sports Awards launched

There to witness the occasion were representatives from different sporting bodies plus sponsors of the Sports Awards.

President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, said 2017 featured great sporting moments for PNG which should see nominations flooding in.

“These achievements deserve to be recognised and the people involved congratulated for their efforts.”

He thanked SP Brewery for continuing to recognise sports through the Sports Awards since 1992.

SP sports awards to be launched

This year will mark 26 years for the SP Sports Awards and nominations for the 2018 SP Sports Awards.

SP Sports Awards is an event that recognises sporting excellence from Papua New Guinea’s sports men and women.

The nominations will officially be opened in order after the launch and will be witnessed by various heads of sporting organisations at the Brew Kettle, SP Brewery Head Office in Port Moresby.

More details will be released in the days leading up to the launch of the SP Sports awards.

Two main Olympic events this year

They are the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4th – 15th and the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 1st – 6th.

PNGOC Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla, highlighted during a brief that all of PNGOC’s fundraising events, especially the Trukai Fun Run and the Prime Minister’s Corporate Golf Challenge, will be targeted towards these Games.

Rapilla also acknowledged the role and support of the sporting media with the further assistance of the establishment of the PNG Sports Journalist Association.

PNGOC launches events calendar

Secretary General for the PNG Olyimpic Committee, Auvita Rapilla said it will again be a full year of major events coming up with six permanent games that are already on par with their own preparations.

“We’re an organization that is event orientated. As we’ve progressed over the year, we have six permanent games on our calendar.”

Rapilla said not only is the committee preparing for the games already ahead, but the committee also has a number of games that they are also preparing for.

PNG Olympic Committee year in review

Amongst the new beginnings included Team PNG’s participation at the 5th version of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, among others.

The annual events reached new heights as the organisation looked to build on the foundation that was set in 2016 with its new strategy and direction.

Celebrating 25 years of the SP Sports Awards reflecting the partnership between SP Brewery, PNGOC and PNG Sports Foundation, the 2017 SP Sports Awards saw more than 60 nominations received from around the country.

Olympic association recognises Dawanincura

The award was presented to Sir John on November 2, 2017, during ANOC’s 22ND Annual General Assembly in Austria.

The ANOC Award, which recognises outstanding service to sport and the Olympic Movement, was presented by President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Back, and ANOC president, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.

Sir John has been involved with the sports movement in PNG for 45 years. 30 of those has been with the PNG Olympic Committee when it used to be known as the PNG Sports Federation & National Olympic Committee.