Pacific Games sports program reviewed


A Papua New Guinea athlete does the 100m hurdles of the heptathlon event in the 2019 Pacific Games held in Samoa last summer. (Samoa Pacific Games Photo)

The Pacific Games Council and the Organization of Sports Federations of Oceania met in Australia last month for the PGC’s Sports Program Review.

A once in every four years exercise following the Pacific Games, which were hosted by Samoa in July, the Sports Program Review is where the entire sports program is evaluated leading into the next Pacific Games—to be held in the Solomon Islands in 2023—and the upcoming bid process for the 2027 Pacific Games.

The PGC Sports Committee met at the Oceania Athletics Association headquarters in Gold Coast from Nov. 6 to 7. OSFO executive members who participated in the Sports Committee’s deliberations were Yvonne Mullins (athletics), Ryan Pini (athletes’ representative) and Milton Bradley (Shooting). In addition to their participation in the meeting, approximately 20 Oceania federations wrote submissions for the Sports Committee to consider.

Final recommendations from the Sports Committee will be considered by the PGC General Assembly in 2020.

The Pacific Games Council thanked OSFO and its members for its enduring partnership and support to develop sports in the Pacific. (PR)

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