The biannual PNG Games, uniting all 22 provinces with the aim of creating pathways to identify unsung sporting talent, is expected to be bigger and better.
The 2012 PNG Games held in East New Britain was a success story, seeing all provincial colors raised with pride.
The 2012 PNG Games set a benchmark and brought the once known Grassroots Olympics in 2003 to a whole new level.
It was an awesome and grueling two weeks of games that saw gutsy performances from all 22 provinces in 22 different sporting codes.
More than 10,000 people called it home, and were treated to both a pristine scenario and local cuisine.
Under the chairmanship of Sir Rabbie Namaliu, the games ended with sweat and tears, joy and disappointment, but above all, was the true spirit of sportsmanship.
Lae city, the PNG’s industrial hub, has been indicated to host the 6th PNG Games.
The PNG Government, through the Sports Foundation, allocated K2 million late last year to rule an international standard track at the Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium and also in Kokopo.
The work has already eventuated and will soon be ready before November.
The 2014 PNG Games is expected to be a curtain raiser for the 2015 Pacific Games.
Elite athletes, including potential unsung talent, will be hoping to make a mark before the major home soil campaign.
The Glasgow Commonwealth Games, slated for mid this year, has highlighted the significance of 2014’s sporting calendar. The PNG Olympic Committee has put in more effort to have this event come into fruition.
For the provinces, it’s another exciting sporting event worth noting. Provincial Sports Coordinators are on a mission for talent in their districts.
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