PNG Olympic Committee

Raminai visits PNG Olympic Committee

The Vice Minister was met by PNG Olympic Committee President, Sir John Dawanincura and Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla.

He was taken on a tour of the office meeting senior management and staff of the organization.

Sir John welcomed the Vice Minister and thanked him for taking time to visit the home of Team PNG, also extending his thanks to the Prime Minister and Sports Minister, Peter O’Neill.

​MRDC walks off with golf title

MRDC took out the title in Port Moresby, walking away with the trophy and return tickets to Sydney courtesy of Air Niugini.

The event drew 30 teams from various corporate organisations and government institutions.

Air Niugini also provided prizes for the second and third places, which went to Southern Cross Assurance Group and Tupira Surf Club respectively. The second prize was for return tickets to Brisbane and the third were return tickets to Cairns.

Toyota bus up for grabs

Ela Motors presented the Toyota Hi-Ace bus to the PNG Olympic Committee this week in Port Moresby.

There will be two mini buses on offer, one for the Port Moresby event on September 22 and the other for Lae on October 6.

“Ela Motors is very proud to be involved in the Prime Minister’s Golf event to raise funds for Team PNG, Toyota globally is also involved with the Olympics and we’re proud to support the Olympic Movement,” said National Sales Manager for Ela Motors, Chris Von Oppeln.

Capital Insurance latest sponsor for PNGOC

The partnership, which was made official yesterday, will see Capital Insurance cover PNGOC’s and Team PNG’s insurance needs up to 2020.

The sponsorship is from 2017 to 2020, with the possibility of extending it further. This means all PNG Olympic Committee insurance requirements, as well as international Games attended by Team PNG athletes and officials, are covered during this period.

President of the PNGOC, Sir John Dawanincura, welcomed Capital Insurance and described it as another important partnership for the PNGOC.

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PNGOC trains new batch of HERO’s

The training began on Monday this week at the IBS University campus at 6 Mile, Port Moresby and will run until Friday.

HERO which stands for the PNG Olympic Committee’s values of Honesty, Excellence, Respect and Openness, trains and equips elite Papua New Guinea athletes with the knowledge and skills to run its sports and education programs.

Conflicting groups to meet with mediators

Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko said they have planned a meeting with mediators and are waiting for confirmation from the World Rugby Union.

Tkatchenko urged both parties to come together to resolve the issue once and for all.

The mediators, two mediators will be from the PNG Olympic Committee while another will be from World Rugby Union.

Tkatchenko said they will come up with a sensible outcome that both parties can agree upon and then move on in the name of the game.

More nominations called for sports awards

President of the PNGOC, Sir John Dawanincura encouraged all Papua New Guineans to be part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations by nominating a sports person or organization for one of the 11 categories available.

“Closing date for all nominations is April 3, 2017 and we want to see a flood of nominations from all over the country,” said Dawanincura,

Reflecting on the 25 years of the SP Sports Awards, he said the program has achieved its goals in giving importance to the achievements of athletes, officials, sports administrators and the media.

Four athletes graduate under PNGOC scholarship

This was after a year of committed studies with the institution under a scholarship from the PNG Olympic Committee’s (PNGOC) Athletes Excellence Program.

Weightlifters Dika Toua, Lorraine Harry, Toua Udia and footballer, Abel Redenut, took time out from their sports to take up studies under the program, which is supported by the IBS.

The PNGOC established the program to cater for life after sport for the country’s elite sports men and women.

PNGOC grateful for support

“We could not have done it without the support of all our partners, members and families. Our work involves working with different people and we’d like to thank all those who participated in our programs and campaigns throughout the year,” said Rapilla.

“I hope that we have inspired Papua New Guineans through the positive messages of our programs and the achievements of our own Team PNG athletes.”