2018 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games hopefuls step up training

With the support of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Papua New Guinea Swimming Inc organised for the two swimmers, both 17, to train in Port Moresby for the week leading up to a competition in Australia.

PNGSI Secretary, Carly Pini, said the two swimmers departed for Brisbane on Wednesday this week. They flew to Melbourne on Thursday and were to be joined by experienced PNG swimmer Ashley Seeto.

They are currently competing at the 2018 Victorian Open Championships being held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) from January 12-14.

PNG’s swimmers endorsed for Commonwealth Games

The squad: Sam Seghers, Ryan Maskelyne, Ashley Seeto, Leonard Kalate and Joshua Tarere.

Livingston Akai has withdrawn from the endorsed squad due to education commitments.

“The final confirmed team will be announced soon after February 2nd, 2018, “said PNG Swimming Inc.”

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will run from April 4-15.

 

Leadership summit prepares team for Games

Personal development coordinator at the High Performance Sport Southern Centre for Excellence, Richard Ora said the summit has helped build the confidence in the athletes and coaches.

The summit was facilitated by Sports Super Centre - Gold Coast and the Runaway Bay Sport and Leadership Excellence Centre from October 19-25.

The 30 participants were from 18 sporting codes that will represent PNG at the Games.

These included lawn bowls, boxing, rugby 7s, athletics, netball, squash, swimming and paralympics.

Commonwealth Games heading to Pacific screens

A global audience of more than one billion people is expected to watch the Games on Australia's Gold Coast.

Broadcasters in Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Norfolk Island, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu will have access to TVNZ's live coverage and daily highlights packages from the Games.

The 2018 Games Chief Executive, Mark Peters, says the event will be a celebration of all of Oceania.

US company to produce 2018 Commonwealth Games ceremonies

The organisers said the Boston-based business Jack Morton was contracted after a worldwide selection process.

Committee spokesman Marcus Hill said the company had been operating in Australia for decades and was best-suited for the job.

"They actually have range previous experiences have previously done the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow," he said.