PNG Olympic Committee

PNGOC completes Day One of Olympic Week

The first visit was to the Badihagwa Technical Secondary School and the second to the Lahara Birdwing Primary School.

Students from both schools were taken through different activities, a quiz on the Olympic Movement and also given educational awareness on the Olympic Values and the importance of sports and education, and the lessons that can be learned from it.

Olympic Week

Based on the three pillars of "Move", "Learn", and "Discover", NOCs are encouraged to organise sports, cultural and educational activities for all, regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability.

PNGOC will be running a series of activities over the course of a week to commemorate Olympic Day on June 23, 2016. The activities are targeted at various stakeholder groups including schools, communities, athletes, and corporate organisations. The activities will promote the Olympic Movement and the PNG Olympic Committee.

Week-long activities planned for Olympic Day celebrations

The goal of the Olympic Day is based on the three pillars of “Move”, “Learn”, and “Discover.” NOC’s are encouraged to organize sports, cultural and educational activities for all regardless of age, gender, social background or sporting ability.

Coincidently, this year’s Trukai Fun Run will be held in the same week and falls on Sunday 26 June to cap off a long week of activities.

Various sports will be involved in live demonstrations with students which will include Athletics, Archery, Football (Soccer), Basketball, Karate, Handball, Netball and others.

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.