With the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games fast approaching, Team PNG, under Cheif de Mission, Emma Waiwai, will be up and about representing PNG in various sporting codes.
A 140-strong Team PNG contingent is confirmed to travel to Glasgow before the opening ceremony, scheduled for the 23rd of July.
The leading corporate supporter of sports, SP Brewery, today helped the PNG Olympic Committee with a sustainable amount as part of their ongoing partnership.
The clock is ticking down as the countdown continues to the 20th Commonwealth Games, as more than 4, 500 athletes across the Commonwealth Nations will descend on Glasgow, Scotland for a two- week sporting battle.
The PNG National Sports Federation has been tirelessly working around the clock to finalize a team to travel with the contingent.
The PNG Olympic Committee started their fundraising campaign with several major fundraisers which included the Prime Minister’s Golf, both in Port Moresby and Lae, and the upcoming Trukai Fun Run.
Today, SP Brewery presented K100, 000 to the Committee in front of the National Sports Federation as part of their ongoing support, which began almost six decades ago.
Initially, a total of 160 athletes were selected, but were trimmed down to 140. Ninety-four are athletes and 46 are officials.
SP Brewery General Manager Stan Joyce says the support given provides prominence to PNG’s elite athletes as they will be representing the country, with the PNG Ambassador nametag, to the rest of the world.
The PNG Olympic Committee has budgeted K3 million, including K1.5 million from the National Government.
The K100, 000 will be added to the target of K1.5 million, bringing a total of K6 million to have the team fully funded at Glasgow.
The PNG Olympic Committee also noted the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, set for the 16th to the 28th of August.
Twenty-three athletes have been selected, including 10 officials who will be participating in different sporting codes.
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