Two main Olympic events this year

The PNG Olympic Committee has announced two main Games on its event calendar this year.

They are the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4th – 15th and the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from October 1st – 6th.

PNGOC Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla, highlighted during a brief that all of PNGOC’s fundraising events, especially the Trukai Fun Run and the Prime Minister’s Corporate Golf Challenge, will be targeted towards these Games.

Rapilla also acknowledged the role and support of the sporting media with the further assistance of the establishment of the PNG Sports Journalist Association.

“We look forward to seeing the association develop and we stand ready to assist with its development where possible,” she said.

“We are launching these events in the coming weeks for 2018 and we will be calling on your support again to inform our people about the importance and purpose of these events.”

Furthermore, Rapilla added that the PNG Olympic Committee relies heavily on media’s support to promote Team PNG athletes, inform and educate the public about events and most importantly, spread positive and inspirational messages to all corners of our country.

(File pic – PNGOC Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla)

Annette Kora