Sir John Dawanincura

2018 SP Sports Awards launched

There to witness the occasion were representatives from different sporting bodies plus sponsors of the Sports Awards.

President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, said 2017 featured great sporting moments for PNG which should see nominations flooding in.

“These achievements deserve to be recognised and the people involved congratulated for their efforts.”

He thanked SP Brewery for continuing to recognise sports through the Sports Awards since 1992.

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.

KPHL gets behind Team PNG

The support is valued at K1 million, with K500,000 going to Team PNG for the Pacific Mini Games and the other K500,000 is committed to Team PNG’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games campaign in 2018. 

President of the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, whilst thanking Kumul Petroleum, said with less than 20 days to go before the opening ceremony, the support is timely for Team PNG and the PNG Olympic Committee as they are preparing for the Pacific Mini Games in December and the Commonwealth Games in April, 2018.

Olympic association recognises Dawanincura

The award was presented to Sir John on November 2, 2017, during ANOC’s 22ND Annual General Assembly in Austria.

The ANOC Award, which recognises outstanding service to sport and the Olympic Movement, was presented by President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Back, and ANOC president, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah.

Sir John has been involved with the sports movement in PNG for 45 years. 30 of those has been with the PNG Olympic Committee when it used to be known as the PNG Sports Federation & National Olympic Committee.

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.

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.

National federations must comply: Sir John

That is the word from President of the PNG National Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura, who was in Lae over the weekend.

The events include the 10th Mini Pacific Games in Vanuatu in 2017, XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, XVI Pacific Games in Tonga in 2019 and the XXXII Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Another significant event expected to see the country participate globally is the Olympic baton relay that passes through PNG as part of its Oceania leg in 2017, apart from the mini Pacific Games that same year.