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PNG wants to be a hub of sports development in the Pacific: Minister Tkatchenko

“We invested Kina 1.4 billion into the Games to ensure that the Pacific Games is not only a success but a stepping stone for sport in the years to come for PNG, hopefully producing world champions, commonwealth champions over the next 10 – 30 years with the facilities that we have now got.
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Fourth Pacific Islands Sports Ministers Meeting Communiqué

Formal presentations were made by The Hon. Justin Tkatchenko, Minister for Sports and 2015 Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea; The Hon. Madame Valentine Eurisouké, of New Caledonia; The Hon. Magele Mauiliu of Samoa; The Hon. Iliesa Delana of Fiji; The Hon. Fe’ao Vakata of Tonga, The Hon. Daniel Toara Kalo of Vanuatu and Mr. Vidhya Lakhan, President of the Pacific Games Council.
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Basketball leading the way with Stats

FIBA Oceania have created history with the implementation of their LIVE stats program at the 2015 Pacific Games. For those not lucky enough to be in PNG to watch the action LIVE, you have the next best thing - a play by play account of all the action as it happens.

Be sure to checkout the shot chart - pictured - by team or by player. Everything a basketball fan could ever want!
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Games now in the hands of the athletes says Stewart

“I know the public will concentrate on who wins medals and which country wins the most medals and all of that but really from the athletes point of view whether they’ve been able to compete at their very best and from the organising committees point of view that’s how we value and judge whether we’ve done a good job or not.”
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11 Sports Ministers attend meeting in POM

“At the sametime we are having briefings from the IOC and the programmes that they run to support sports and we’ll also here from the anti-doping agency ORADO. I believe its important for the Ministers to understand that we have a very good programme of anti-doping in our region.
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Tracey Lambrechs named NZ flag bearer at Pacific Games

At a ceremony hosted by the New Zealand High Commission in Port Moresby, New Zealand High Commissioner, Tony Fautua draped the New Zealand flag around a proud Lambrech’s shoulders.Head of the New Zealand delegation, Natalie Tong, said Lambrechs would represent New Zealand with pride at the games and was thrilled to have her lead the team into the Opening Ceremony on 4 July.
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Pacific Games Council fired back at NZ criticism, NZ football not invited to play

“I also know they are complaining about the weather as well. When our teams go and play football in NZ in winter, we never complain about the weather they organise the tournament we take part, they choose the time of the tournament we don’t complain. From our perspective I don’t know where they coming from. From what we’ve seen, what we’ve experienced we have no complain at all,” Lakhan emphasized
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Pacific Athletes welcomed at Pacific Games village, current Fiji flag raised for the last time

Participating teams marched from the junction of the University of Papua New Guinea to the Games Village led by the PNG Defense Force band. The respective Chef De Missions and their flag bearers led the march.
It was a sea of colour as teams wore their best uniforms, waving flags, shouting and cheering.
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PNG ready to host the 15th Pacific Games

“As far as we are concerned, we are in the games delivery mode and everything is looking very good. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of work done to make sure that venues are Games ready. I know from our previous visits that the venues have always been an issue, but this time there is no issue with the venues. They are all functional, most of them have been tested and tried.
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PM O’Neil suprisingly picks Fiji and Samoa to be a major threat for PNG

Prime Minister O’Neil said the Games Village will be handed over to the University of Papua New Guinea after the games. He said his government will be working closely with UPNG to maintain the facilities and the high standards for future generations.
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ONOC Medical Commission aims to set a legacy for future events in PNG

The training has touched on First Aid and Sports Reiteration, concussion assessment and management, sporting knee, exercise related collapse, assessment and management of the sporting foot/ ankle injuries and sports taping for lower limb.
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ONOC and PNGOC train PNG media in games coverage

About 30 media personnel went through a days training on how to maximise their time in covering the 2015 Pacific Games. The training was conducted in collaboration between ONOC, PNGOC and PNG media. All the participants will be covering a regional games for the first time.
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Teams start arriving as final touches to Games infrastructure continues

The early Chef de Missions to arrive were Tahiti, Kiribati and Cook Islands. Vanuatu’s 2017 Mini Games were the first to get into the village.
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PNG PM: Welcome our friends ‘our way’

The Prime Minister said in 1991, PNG did the same in ensuring that the visitors came and went back home very satisfied "I see no reason why we cannot go beyond that, we must make sure they remember these Games for a long long time, For those of us who remember the 1991 Games, it was a proud moment for Papua New Guinea."
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PNG Defence Commander launches Pacific Wantok force, tight security for Games

Brigadier-General Toropo said 300 soldiers have been called out by Police Commissioner Gari Baki as special constables to assist in security during the Games. The special constables can be identified wearing a red band on their right arm over their PNGDF uniforms.
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Fiji, PNG face-off

TRADITIONAL rivalry between Fiji and Pacific Games hosts Papua New Guinea will be ignited this year when the athletics events start. And according to Fijian icon Jone Delai, all eyes will be on these two nations. "I don't know if people realise this but Fiji and PNG are rivals when it comes to track and field.
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IOC's Branding rule for the Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has laid down advertising rules and regulations for the 2016 Rio Olympics. These needed to be abided by athletes and officials to protect their branding. One of these includes the by-law Rule 50. It was the main topic of discussion during the Rio 2016 Games Organising Committee Workshop with Oceania Chef de Missions and Sports administrators in Suva last month.
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Port Moresby 2015 - All set to go

Papua New Guinea Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko says Port Moresby is ready to host the Pacific Games, after 15,000 people enjoyed the new facilities at Sir John Guise stadium for the first time last Saturday. As a bonus, the excited partisan crowd watched the Hunters come from behind to beat the South Logan Magpies 34-12 in a Queensland Cup rugby league match.
(Source: The National)
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Pacific Games selection criteria

Pacific Games selection criteria was one of the issues that was discussed at the Fiji Athletes Commission annual forum on Saturday with members of Team Fiji. Commission Executive Leena Pratt said most times there are disagreements regarding selection because the athletes were not aware of the selection criteria. (Source: Fiji Times)
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Aussie Sevens set for Pacific Games

The road to next year's Rio Olympics will go through Papua New Guinea for three Toowoomba athletes. Nikki Etheridge, Dom du Toit, and Georgie Friedrichs have been named in Australia's rugby sevens squad to contest the Pacific Games in Port Moresby next month. It's a golden opportunity for the trio to push for Olympic selection after the Aussies secured automatic qualification for the Rio Games..
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Australian weightlifters selected for 2015 Pacific Games

Fifteen Australian weightlifters have been selected to compete at the Pacific Games in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, in July, for some it will be a pathway to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Team includes Commonwealth Games athletes Malek Chamoun and Erika Ropati-Frost (nee Yamasaki).
(Source: Australian Olympic Committee)
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Pacific Games Village nears completion

The Games Village for the 2015 Pacific Games is 97 per cent complete, Pacific Games Village senior project manager Jack Tipene said. Tipene said they were working on the last block before the Village would be ready for use. He said they were putting finishing touches to Block 7. There are 10 blocks in the Games Village. (Source - The National)
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FASANOC President confident team Fiji will do well in the Pacific Games

FASANOC President Joseph Rodan Senior has expressed confidence that Team Fiji would do well at next month’s Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. Rodan Senior expressed this optimism, having seen the preparations of Team Fiji for the Games. He says if anything is to go by, there is hope for Team Fiji to finish in the top three. (Source: Fiji TV)
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Kina 1 million boost for gold

The South Pacific Brewery has come on board to support 10 of Team PNG’s elite gold-medal contenders at next month’s Pacific Games with K1 million (US$367,000) through its Gold Athlete Programme added onto the K4 million the brewery has committed to the Games as a gold sponsor. The Gold Athlete programme was launched in 2014.
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ANOC Headquarters open

Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah declared the new Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) headquarters officially open here this evening following a garden party attended by around 250 members of the sporting family, including International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach. (Source: Inside the Games)
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PNG's female athletes out to make their mark at Pacific Games

Of the 554 athletes that will compete for Papua New Guinea on home soil in the 2015 Pacific Games, 261 are women, and for many of them it's been a hard road to make it to their country's sporting elite. But the advent of a high-performance centre in the build up to the games has provided an enormous boost for female athletes in particular, as they prepare to compete on the big stage. (Source: ABC)
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Team Cook Islands named for PNG

In 25 days, Team Cook Islands will raise the national flag at the Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea. Over the next three weeks local athletes will be putting the final touches on their game plan for the regional sports event, running from July 4 to 18 in Port Moresby. The 163-strong national sports team is made up of 130 athletes and 33 officials and will represent the Cook Islands in 13 sports.
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Six Solomon islanders allowed to train worldwide ahead of Rio 2016

Six athletes from the Solomon Islands will be allowed to train anywhere in the world ahead of next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, NOCSI President Martin Rara has announced. Following a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach at the recent ONOC AGM in the Fijian capital of Suva, Rara confirmed that their athletes would be able to use either regional facilities or training centres abroad.
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Tuvalu Boxing Federation names athletes for Pacific Games

The Tuvalu Boxing Federation has selected five boxers to represent the island nation at the upcoming 15th Pacific Games next month in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Coach and Team manager Jack Taleka said the five boxers were the only ones that registered their interest to compete for the regional Games. “These five boxers have been camping and training for almost three months and are ready..
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Two day Olympic forum in Fiji for Chef de Missions

Two day Olympic Forum concludes as Chef de Missions are briefed on Rio Olympic Games and various requirements.
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ONOC's Olympic Book - Now Available

Oceania National Olympic Committees have commissioned a book to reflect the journeys that our Pacific Island athletes made towards London 2012. “Oceania – An Odyssey to the Olympic Games” jointly produced by The Reporters’ Academy and Oceania National Olympic Committees.
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