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PNGOC Workshop: Preparations For 2015 Games

This Friday will mark a year to go before the opening ceremony of the 2015 Pacific Games.


The 28 participating sports are all up and about, engaging with their Federations to have a strong side represented at the games.


A two-day workshop was held over the weekend to begin a series of workshops by the PNG Olympic Committee, for athletes and officials in preparation for the 2015 Games.


The two day workshop is part of the PNG Olympic Committees’ preparations of athletes and officials for the 2015 Pacific Games.


The commitment shown by the National Sports Federations of the 28 participating sports is counted in for better outcome, come the game day.  


The workshop saw some active participants including national coaches, managers, high performance trainers, and physiotherapists.     


The workshop basically touched on the support provided to the sports through various programs including the Government funded ‘Go For Gold’ program and also on various areas related to high performance program.


The 2015 Pacific Games chef de mission, Richard Kassman, was on hand to make sure there’s combined efforts put in from all participating sports to make up Team PNG.


He was the chef de mission to Mini Pacific Games last year at Wallis and Futuna, in which PNG sent a large contingent.


The 15th Pacific Games is on the home soil and he will be leading a biggest team that will need collaborative efforts from all the 28 sports participating at the Pacific Games.


Joe Lumares is the Softball National Coach, a gold medal sport for PNG. He described the workshop as informative and would be very helpful for the team’s preparation


Some of the participants are part of the contingent to 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China.

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