Team PNG Chef de Mission

Pini’s perspective on 2024 Olympics

With his experience as an athlete, Pini acknowledges the PNG Olympic Committee’s unique perspective on team management and the hard work that goes into it.

Having moved to the administrative side, Pini appreciates the critical role the sponsorship plays in the organization's engine room, which is always buzzing with activity.

Pini noted the vast amount of information exchanged between the IOC, Commonwealth Games, Pacific Games, and all stakeholders involved, but he praised the team's remarkable job in getting athletes to perform their best.

Emotional day for PNG

It was an emotional day for PNG yesterday when Steven Kari not only successfully defended his Commonwealth Games title in the men’s 94 kilograms weightlifting event, but he also smashed the 17-year-old clean and jerk Commonwealth record.

“It’s a great moment for Steven and also for Team PNG,” said Team PNG Chef de Mission, Tamzin Wardley.

“We watched the sheer joy from Steven and the friends and family who were there.