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April 13, 2021
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2015 Pacific Games: Ninety-nine days to Relay

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By Tere Alex – EMTV, Port Moresby

Today marks Ninety-nine days to go before the 2015 Pacific Games Relay begins, leading to the main event on July 4th.

For many, it is the day to look forward to as the nation prepares to bring to light the country’s untapped biodiversity through Sport.

Described as the land of unexpected and land of opportunity, PNG is just ninety-nine days away from the 2015 Pacific Games Relay prior to the opening ceremony.

The Games Relay journey will cover from the farthest western reaches of PNG through the main land and out to the islands. Every province will have few days in which to showcase the people, the culture and the natural beauty of the land.

Twenty-two provinces are mapped out to be part of the event.

Games Relay Manager Tamzin Wardley expressed satisfaction with the organizing of the relay with over more than 10,000 people to be involved and an estimated 250,000 people to be part of the experience.

Games Relay Manager Tamzin Wardley expressed satisfaction with the organizing of the relay with over more than 10,000 people to be involved and an estimated 250,000 people to be part of the experience.

The Committee has secured K55 million including more than K30 million from the corporate sponsorships to meet the set target of K60 million to fund the Games.

The 2015 Pacific Games Organising Committee CEO Peter Stewart says he won’t rest until successis achieved.

Stewart said GOC wants to ensure every element required for the Games is delivered.

The first sporting equipment arrived in the country last week.  The 7 laser sailing boats arrived while 20 more will be arriving soon.

Athletes training towards the Games including both in the country and overseas like the Numas sailing in the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne under the ‘Go for Gold’ program through the PNG Olympic Committee are setting the 2015 targets with no doubts to stamp their marks on home soil.  

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