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Pacific Journalists Take A Tour Of Games Venues

Pacific sports journalists have been given an exclusive tour around the 2015 Pacific Games venues. 

A mammoth task ahead indeed for these journalists who will be playing a pivotal role in the Games.


They were joined by Pacific Games Association delegates who were here for the Pacific Games Council annual general meeting.


The 18 sports journalists participated in the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, or PACMAS; a 5-day sports journalism and commentary workshop. They were also given a tour around the Games venues.


They were part of the Pacific Games Association delegates who were in the country for the annual general assembly meeting.


Today marks a year to go, or 365 days left, before the opening ceremony and already phases of work are visible, especially for these important delegates who are sure to make the games a memorable one.


The first stop was the Bisini Sports Parade, the home of cricket, lawn bowls, football and netball.


Venue, Infrastructure and Equipment Committee Chairperson, Mel Donald, introduced the delegates to the venues, noting the deadlines and tasks at hand.


The Taurama Aquatic Centre was on a mission to be fine-tuned, preparing to host swimming, indoor volleyball and weightlifting.


The next stop was the home of all athletes and officials. The Games Village, located at the University of Papua New Guinea, will be a surprise package for all 22 Pacific athletes who will call it home for two weeks of their stay.


The Sir John Guise Stadium stood on with pride since the 1991 Games and will once again come to bloom with various colors and flags at the opening ceremony night. 


A new IAAF-standard synthetic track is currently under construction, witnessed by the delegates.


The sports journalists now have a fair idea on the progress and preparation and are looking forward to touch down second time around come 2015.


The workshop ended today with certificate presentations to all participants.

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