Australia & New Zealand to join 2015 Pacific Games

Sunday, July 13, 2014

5th July 2014

Good news for Australia and Zealand, they are now officially considered to participate in the 2015 Pacific Games.

This announcement was made after a successful two- day Pacific Games Council Annual General Meeting held in Port Moresby.

Athletes from Australia and New Zealand will be participating in the 2015 Pacific Games in four different sporting codes.

Codes selected are Rugby 7s, Weightlifting, Sailing and Taekwondo agreed and signed by the Pacific Games Council and Oceania National Olympic Committees.

The decision was also solidified by the 22 Pacific Island Nations who attended the meeting.     

Today at the media conference   Pacific Games Council president Vidhya Lakhan was pleased to reach the final decision to include Australia and New Zealand which has been in discussion for quite some time.

A summary report on the 2013  Wallis and Futuna Pacific Mini Games were presented and going forward was the  conferring of   the 2021 Pacific Mini Games to the Northern Mariana Islands, who will host the event for the first time.

But the main issue was about the 2015 Pacific Games venues, safety and comfort which were the talking point during the meeting.

From their games venues tour to Bisini Sports Parade, Games Village, Aquatic Centre and Sir John Guise stadium has summed up that the Games will be delivered on time.  

The timeframe for delivery of the venues remains tight and the Games Organizing Committee is sensibly planning for all contingencies.

Chef de Mission of the 22 Pacific Games Associations will converge on Port Moresby for a seminar along with the hosting of all of sport meeting of the 28 International Federation Technical Delegates before early next year.

 Article Source:

http://www.emtv.com.pg/sports-app/item/australia-and-new-zealand-to-join-pacific-games