10 days to go before Pacific Games begin

The 15th Pacific Games is just around the corner with 10 days to go before the Opening Ceremony.

The Games will be held from July 4 to 18 and involves 24 countries participating in 28 sports.

Preparations are speeding up as host city Port Moresby looks forward to welcome more than 4,000 athletes, officials and tourists.

New Pacific Games banners and the flags of the 24 countries have been raised outside the Sir John Guise Stadium while new banners are placed at roundabouts throughout the city.

The Games venues are being tested and the Games Organising Committee is undergoing the process of moving in temporary infrastructure.

The Sir John Guise Outdoor and Indoor Stadiums and Caritas multi-purpose hall were officially opened and are ready for the Games.

The Games Village will have athletes move in by early next week when country teams start arriving.

The Taurama Aquatic and Indoor stadium and the Bisini lawn bowls greens were tested on the weekend with the facilities in top form.

The fever is in the air as Papua New Guineans gear up for the Games.

The public is reminded that Team PNG merchandise like shirts, caps, shorts, key rings, official Mascot toys and water bottles are selling at some Stop & Shop and City Pharmacy outlets in Moresby.

Tickets to watch the Games are still selling with 190,000 tickets sold so far out of the 600,000 total number of tickets.

The Oil Search Pacific Games Relay is about to ends its 100 days journey as it travels through Central Province in the next few days and arrives in the nation’s capital on 29 June.