Team PNG Farewelled
The Team PNG contingent of 7 athletes travelling to the Olympic Games in Beijing, China is the largest in the South Pacific and in the history of PNG.
The Team PNG Flag bearer at the Beijing Olympics will be Commonwealth Gold medalist, Ryan Pini.
This was announced at the Team PNG farewell at the Chinese Embassy on Saturday 02nd August.
The team graced the guests of approximately 150 with a parade of their uniforms in red, black and gold.
While Dame Carol Kidu, Minister for Community Development said she had no doubt they would make PNG proud and that just qualifying to go to the Olympic Games was a great achievement in itself.
When wishing Team PNG the best, Chinese Ambassodor Wei Ruixing, said that Team PNG would be treated with hospitality and friendship in China and China was ready to receive their guests from all over the world. In the spirit of the Olympic Games, unity and cooperation for common good was the way forward and theme for this year's Olympic Games in Beijing says it all - 'One World, One dream'
President of the PNG Sports Federation & Olympic Committee Sir Henry ToRobert, acknowledged the support of the PNG Government and corporate sector in assisting Team PNG to travel to Beijing, saying without their outstanding support in cash and kind, such trips would not be possible.