Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Team PNG Returns Home

The contingent departed Birmingham on Wednesday, August 10 and will transit through France and Singapore and on then on to Port Moresby.

Three members will go through Dubai and then meet up with the rest of the contingent in Singapore for the final leg home. 

The US-based athletes of Team PNG are already en route back to their respective states.
The swimming team have already arrived safely back in Brisbane, Australia.

Relay Team Sets New Records

Despite finishing sixth in their heat, the time was still good enough surpassing the 45.85 recorded at the recent 2022 Pacific Mini Games in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

In other results from Day 9 of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Feanor Siaguru and Madako Suari Jnr proved too strong for Guyana’s Shomari Wiltshire and Jason-Ray Khalil, with a 2-0 win in the Plate Quarter-Final of the squash Men’s Doubles.

The closing ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place tomorrow night, August 8.

Loi, Agari To Step Up At Games

For 22-year-old Loi, this is his third appearance at a Commonwealth Games while at 16-years of age, Tammi will step on to the world stage for the first time.

Loi will be competing in the Men’s Singles and Agari in the Women’s Singles. They both will then come together for the Mixed Doubles.

“We didn’t want to waste time as soon as we got here and have been making the most of every opportunity to train,” said head coach Rea Loi.

“We’ve had training sessions playing against countries like Fiji and Nigeria which is helping us get fully prepared.”

Morea Bags Silver For PNG

The three-time Commonwealth Games sensation lifted 121kg in the Snatch and 152kg in the Clean and Jerk scoring a total lift of 273kg in the Men’s 61kg division finishing second to Malaysia’s, Muhamad Aznil Bin Bidin who scored 285kg. 
India won bronze with a total lift of 269kg.

Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony

At the helm were the flag bearers, John Ume and Rellie Kaputin who led the contingent out proudly in what was a historic night for different reasons.

The opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games welcomed 72 nations and territories in spectacular fashion with cultural performances and fireworks accompanying the traditional speeches. 

Training Continues For Weightlifters

Weightlifting Team Manager, Kila Mala has confirmed that weightlifting sensations, Dika Toua and Morea Baru are well into their third training session with four more sessions to go before their competitions start on July 30.

“So far all is going well for the two weightlifters in their training and recovery and we thank all for the support, particularly Head Physiotherapist, Matthew Natusch for all the post recovery work,” Mala said.

Be Symbols Of Hope And Positivity: Henao

In their first team meeting at the Commonwealth Games Village in Birmingham on Sunday, July 24, Chef de Mission, Michael Henao told the athletes, their officials and the management team about the importance of how much bringing back good results from the Games can impact the lives of Papua New Guineans back home and abroad.

SP Brewery Limited Backs PNGOC

The K150,000 is an annual commitment by SP Brewery, as part of the brewery’s three-year sponsorship to the PNGOC.

SP Brewery Managing Director, Ed Weggemans said: “Even though we are dealing with trade restrictions and loss of business, SPB is proud to continue our support to Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee for another year.”

This support go towards helping Team PNG participate in the Northern Marianas Mini Pacific Games in Saipan from June 17the - 25th, and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games from the 28th of July to the 8th of August 2022.

Queen’s Baton design unveiled

The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities from across Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.

The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will arrive in Papua New Guinea on January 28th and will be spending two days exploring the culture and community.

Cricket announces qualifiers for Games

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) made the announcement on Monday as women’s cricket features in the Games for the first time in 22 editions and cricket for only the second time ever, the first occasion being a men’s ODI competition in Kuala Lumpur in 1998, which was won by South Africa.