Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee

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.

Athletes encouraged to be good ambassadors

Dawanincura reminded the athletes that they are not only representing their country but also their sport and families.

He urged them to support each other and work as a team to achieve their goals in the game.

“As Team PNG, support your fellow athletes and together aim for the best results that you can muster.

“The vision of the PNG Olympic Committee is to inspire and unite Papua New Guineans through sporting excellence and success.

Sir John praises Trukai for continued support to sports

He said this after Trukai Industries General Manager-Sales and Marketing, Andrew Daubney, presented a cheque for K500,000 from the Trukai Fun Run to the PNGOC yesterday.

The cheque was to support Team PNG to the 2017 Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu in December.

Dawanincura said Trukai has been supporting a number of sporting teams and associations which includes the PNG Weightlifting Federation and the PNGOC.

He thanked Trukai and acknowledged their support of PNGOC through the Trukai Fun Run for the last 18 years.

K50,000 for PNG Games

The funding support of K50,000 is made available through the Olympic Solidarity program.

Secretary General of the PNG Olympic Committee, Auvita Rapilla, said the PNG Olympic Committee recognises the importance of the PNG Games to the country’s sporting landscape in terms of talent identification and sports development.

Rapilla acknowledged the Oceania National Olympic Committee (ONOC) for approving the grant to support the PNG Games under the Olympic Solidarity program.

PNGOC conducts annual audit of compliance


Secretary General of the PNGOC, Auvita Rapilla, reminded National Federations to comply with Clause 7 (e) “Every Member and Affiliate must provide to PNGOC the Minutes of its Annual General Meeting and a copy of its Annual Report and Financial Statements not later than 6 months after the end of its financial year”.

Among the requirements that PNGOC is reminding its member affiliates of, is the new requirement in the PNGOC Constitution which relates to membership to the PNGOC.

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PNGNOC clarifies issues on acquittals

A report in The National newspaper of November 11, 2016 stated that the 2015 Pacific Games Organising Committee failed to acquit K11million of funds in 2013 and that the Auditor General did not audit the financial statements of the company.

President of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura responded that all due processes were followed in the acquittal of the funds.

PNGOC suspends Taekwondo PNG

This is the third time the Taekwondo Federation has been suspended.

The decision was made by the board of the PNGOC on October 3 with the reason being that Taekwondo PNG had not adhered to their membership regulations through non-compliance with the PNGOC constitutional requirements, and ceasing to be legally constituted, without a functioning executive following the resignation of core executives including the President.

Institution offers second chance to athletes

But, that however, is no longer a concern under the Athletes Excellence Program which is supported by the Institute of Business Studies (IBS) through the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC).

The programme aims to offer elite PNG athletes the opportunity to obtain educational qualifications through the IBS Diploma and Certificate courses.

These educational qualifications will contribute to their development as individuals and lead them into a successful professional career after their sporting endeavours.

Sports Education program to empower executives

The programme which started on Monday July 4, is supported by the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation and coordinated through the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee to develop in-country Master Educators and Educators of Managing Sports Organizations, Sport Administration in the Community and Community Coaching and Officiating coordinated by Oceania National Olympic Committee (OSEP).