Hall of Fame

Sports legends honoured

Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee delivered its 7th Edition of the Papua New Guinea Sports Hall of Fame with the induction of three outstanding sport legends, on Thursday, 8th of December 2022. 

The PNG Sports Hall of Fame was initiated in 2011 to honour and preserve the legacy of the individuals who excelled in the past, recognizing sporting accomplishments, bringing pride and distinction to our country, and who have contributed to the development of sport in PNG.

Hall of Fame salute for Kobe Bryant

The Class of 2020 line-up was confirmed by the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame, with all the finalists announced in February officially named as new inductees.

Bryant, the great Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard, died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna when they and seven others perished in a helicopter crash in California on January 26.

Bryant was 41. He was a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers and an 18-time All-Star, as well as an Olympic champion in 2008 and 2012.

PL to launch hall of fame

England's top flight will reveal the first inductees on March 19, when a shortlist of further nominees will be released, allowing fans the chance to vote for their preferred choices.

In a statement, the Premier League said the hall of fame "will recognise and celebrate the exceptional skill and talent of players who have graced the competition since its inception in 1992".

It added: "Membership of the Premier League Hall of Fame will be the highest individual honour awarded to players by the league."

Athletes immortalised in Hall of Fame

The three are female athletes are Iammo Gapi Launa and Geua Vada Tau and male athlete, the late Sibona Oka, who were inducted during the 5th PNG Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which was held at the Grand Papua Hotel in Port Moresby on Thursday night.

They are the latest to be inducted into an exclusive club of sporting legends whose sporting accomplishments are some of PNG’s greatest sporting moments.