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January 16, 2021

Commonwealth Opportunity for PNG to Shine

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In the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Papua New Guinea was placed 16th in the total medal tally.

Now with only 19 months to the 2018 Commonwealth Games, with Gold Coast City to play host, PNG is looking at sending a large contingent, come April 4, 2018.

While the city of Gold Coast, Australia, is in preparations to host the Games, the city of Port Moresby and Gold Coast have signed an MOU for PNG to work alongside the host city in upskilling PNG Sportsmen and women in different areas.

Director for PNGHPCE, Aaron Alsop, says the future is looking great for PNG, and the PNG High Performance Centre of Excellence will continue to help and support athletes around the country in preparation for international events, in this case, the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

In the meantime, the PNG Sports Foundation and PNG Olympic Committee, will work alongside each other in educating Sports heads around the country and making sure that selection for the Commonwealth Games are done on qualification, by individual athletes.

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