Pacific Games 2023

Basketball to finalise squad

Both senior men’s and women’s national team qualified for the Games following their overall performance in the FIBA Melanesian Cup held in Fiji in October last year. The board will go through the list before it is sent to the PNG Olympic Committee for justification. Once the selection process is complete an official announcement will be made.

The teams will be looking to start preparations early once the board endorses the list PNG will feature among other Pacific Island countries including Australia and New Zealand who will participate at the Pacific Games.

National Athletics Championship Set

Athletics teams from all regions will flock into Port Moresby for the PNG Air sponsored 61ST National Track and Field championships. 

Sols 2023 hoping to begin construction soon

Honiara won the hosting bid in 2016 but only secured land to build the new main stadium early last year.

Clint Flood is a senior advisor to the 2023 Pacific Games National Hosting Authority, which is being run out of the Prime Minister's Office.

He said the main focus right now is addressing the lack of sporting facilities currently in Honiara.

"We're sitting here in Apia where they're blessed to have all these venues from 2007. We don't have that in Honiara

Solomon Islands to host 2023 Pacific Games

The Pacific Games Council's General Assembly voted in favour of the Melanesian country by one vote over French Polynesia, which also lost out to Tonga in the final vote for the 2019 Games.

RNZI reports both delegations made their final presentations in Port Vila on Wednesday.