Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC)

Best female athlete of 2019 Pacific Games

The sixth edition of the annual awards ceremony took place at the Katara Cultural Village during the XXIV ANOC General Assembly in Doha, Qatar.  

Wisil, who won a historic triple-triple individual Gold at the 2019 Pacific Games, was amongst 10 of the best athletes from a range of continental multisport events awarded in Doha. The award was presented by IOC Executive Board Member, ANOC Senior Vice President and ANOC Acting President, Dr. Robin Mitchell.

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.