PNG Olympic Committee

PNGOC Marks 60 Years

It has experienced a long and colorful history through growth, transformation and changes in its name to what it is now known.

Since 1961, the mission of the committee was to develop the PNG athletes and prepare them for when they participated for and in major international multi-sports events in the Pacific Games, Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games.

This action aimed at embodying and promoting the values and principles of friendship, respect, non-discrimination, solidarity and universality through sport.

PNGOC, Trukai Announce Winners

The winners were announced at the PNGOC Office at Olympic Haus Boroko. Present were representatives of Trukai Industries Ltd and PNGOC to witness the occasion.

PNGOC Corporate Manager, Ian Leklek congratulated the winners and was grateful for their support with purchasing the Fun Run T-Shirts, as the proceeds go to funds raised for TEAM PNG in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Leklek thanked the winners for their support also because despite the tough economic times our country is facing people are still lending a helping hand.

Sir John to lead new-look board

This follows elections held on Saturday, June 27th, during the organisation’s Annual General Assembly held at the Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby.

As per the PNG Olympic Committee Constitution, the elections were conducted using an exhaustive ballot process supervised by the PNG Electoral Commission.

Sir John Dawanincura surpassed challenger, Ralph Tarasomo in the second round of voting, by one vote after the third candidate for the position, Karo Lelai, was eliminated in the first round.

PNGOC renews partnership with Trukai

Trukai’s involvement with the PNG Olympic Committee began in 1999 when they became one of its corporate sponsors. Trukai supports the PNG Olympic Committee through its sponsorship of the nationwide Trukai Fun Run, which raises funds to send Team PNG to the Pacific, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

PNGOC renews partnership with Trukai

Trukai’s involvement with the PNG Olympic Committee began in 1999 when they became one of its corporate sponsors. Trukai supports the PNG Olympic Committee through its sponsorship of the nationwide Trukai Fun Run, which raises funds to send Team PNG to the Pacific, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

National federations engaged in dialogue

The meetings spanned a month and were chaired by the President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, and Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla.

The objectives of the meetings were to provide key information on the services and programs provided by PNG Olympic Committee. These include addressing governance and compliance requirements of PNG Olympic Committee and giving the opportunity for National Federations to raise issues of concern including feedback on PNG Olympic Committee’s services to them.

K500,000 for Team PNG

Trukai Industries Ltd proudly presented the cheque on Friday in Port Moresby.

93,492 t-shirts were sold from this year’s June 16th fun run – both from auctions and the t-shirt sales.

Trukai Industries says this year’s fun run was a huge success, compared to previous years’. Both the Lae and Port Moresby auctions recorded a total of 61,000 t-shirts.

PNG Olympic Haus open

The new office is at Lahara Avenue in Boroko, National Capital District, and was opened by the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, on May 9th.

Bach congratulated the PNG Olympic Community on this milestone achievement and also presented them with the certificate of recognition as a National Olympic Committee.

He said the Olympic Haus can be the home of Olympics and Olympism in PNG.

Public to vote favourite athlete

This category is open to the public to vote using their mobile phones.

SP Brewery and the PNG Olympic Committee have expressed the desire to see the public and various stakeholders participate more in the nomination period.

Nominations for the 2019 SP Sports Awards is now open following the launch on February 5th.

On offer are 11 award categories are:

Over K400,000 to PNGOC

Over K400,000 was committed on February 14th, marking a three-year sponsorship package.

SP managing director, Stan Joyce, said their association with the PNG Olympic Committee goes back as early as the 1980s, during the days of the Pepsi Fun Run.

“That partnership endures. And it endures because of the important ingredients in any partnership, which is trust and respect,” said Joyce.

“And I’m very pleased to say that SP Brewery continues that partnership because we trust the organisations involved, and we have a mutual respect of each other.”