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XVth Pacific Games Organising Committee closes office

Chief Executive Officer of GOC, Peter Stewart thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the XVth Pacific Games.

Since the Closing Ceremony, GOC has paid off all its contractors and suppliers and prepared the financials for auditing by Deloitte. It has handed over all sports and office equipment to the National Sports Foundation and the PNG Olympic Committee as part of the legacy plan.

Volunteers praised for efforts during Pacific Games

The volunteers included 1000 technical officials for all sports that helped to deliver the successful Games.

Minister for Sports Justin Tkatchenko expressed his appreciation to the volunteers during a thank you party today at the Sir John Guise Stadium organised by the Games Organising Committee.

 Tkatchenko thanked the volunteers for their time and efforts as what they did were not paid roles but the experience they got from being a volunteer is something money can’t buy.

Health Department hands over medical equipment for Games

More than 298 pieces of medical equipment was procured through the department to support the Games.
National Health Secretary Mr Pasco Kase in handing over the equipment said, “We are very happy to support the Games with these medical equipment’s so that the Games medical teams can take care of the health and wellbeing of our sporting participants as they compete in our country”.

Testing for Taurama Aquatic Centre set for Sunday

Sports involved in the testing event are swimming, volleyball, basketball, karate and taekwondo.

The public will also get a chance to get a sneak peek of the new infrastructure which opens from 9am to 4pm for the test event which will be free to the public.

A statement by the Games Organising Committee said the public will help test the ticketing and security systems, park and ride and spectator services.

GOC will exercise ticketing and security check systems at the gates to control the number of spectators entering.