Team PNG contingent depart for Rio

PORT MORESBY, (LOOP PNG) – The Team PNG contingent departs Port Moresby Wednesday for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. The Team that left included Judo athlete, Raymond Ovinou and his coach, Richard Glied, Boxer, Thadius Katua and his coach, Joe Aufa, Weightlifting Team Manager, Winis Tua and Team PNG Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Bernie…

Rio gets ready for rugby

RIO DE JANEIRO, (WORLD RUGBY) – With anticipation building as rugby prepares for its return to the Olympic Games for the first time in 92 years, the Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is finally ready for action. The grass has been laid, the pitch marked out, the seating and floodlights installed in the temporary…

Tough journey for U-17 hopefuls

OFC: The road to regional dominance will not be easy for the eight nations taking part in next year’s OFC U-17 Championship with the official draw revealing the journey ahead for each of the teams. The 2017 edition of the OFC U-17 Championship will be held in Papeete, Tahiti in February 2017 with preliminary stage…

Melanesian games back after 13 years

Suva (Fiji Times) – WITH Fiji holding a regional athletics competition after a lapse of 13 years, the Melanesian Athletics Championship proved to be a good platform for young athletes. While the highlight of the competition mostly centred around three athletes Toea Wisil, Leslie Copeland and Banuve Tabakaucoro, who were all vying for Olympic qualification,…

Singapore U21 netball squad to tour PNG

Port Moresby (The National) –  THE netball fraternity is looking forward to welcoming the Singapore Under-21 squad for a three-day invitational series with the Papua New Guinea U21 as well as a development side from July 21-24. The visitors arrive on Thursday, a day before their opening match against the PNG U21. Netball PNG president…