PNG Olympic Committee

Sports Awards nominations open

The Awards recognises the performance and achievements of Papua New Guinea athletes during the period January 1 to December 31 2015.

Similar to last year, there are 12 categories including Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, National Performance of the Year, Junior Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Best Sportsperson with a Disability and Sports Media Award.

Nominations can be submitted by anyone including national sporting associations, individual sportsmen and women, coaches, administrators, clubs, sports officials, the media and the public.

Olympic Committee aims to inspire and unite

The session was held at the Lamana Hotel and was attended by media houses including PNG Loop, Goldring Media, the National Broadcasting Service, PNGFM, Post-Courier and EMTV.

PNGOC Manager Sports Development, Andrew Lepani explained that the PNGOC’s new vision from 2016-2020 is to inspire and unite Papua New Guineans through sporting excellence and success.

“Our aim before 2015 was to finish on top in the Pacific Games and we did that.

Performance centre to produce champions

Speaking at the official transfer today of the HPTC from the PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) to the PNG Sports Foundation (PNGSF), Tkatchenko said the HPTC is the diamond that has put our athletes right up there with some of the world’s best.

“The HPTC is the reason why we topped the medal tally of the Pacific Games.

“The HPTC shows how good our athletes can be when they turn professional and compete with the rest of the world” said Tkatchenko.