Papua New Guinea 2015

Papua New Guinea 2015

The 15th Pacific Games will be held in Port Moresby from 4-18 July, 2015.

It'll be the first time Australia has been represented at the Pacific Games and the third time Papua New Guinea capital has hosted the Games.

The Games were first named the “South Pacific Games”, and were first held in Suva, Fiji in 1963.

They were renamed the Pacific Games in 1998.

The aim of the Games is to promote and develop sport in the region, without any barrier of ‘race, colour or politics’.

Australian Team

The Australian Olympic Committee will send a team of 43 athletes to Port Moresby. Australia will be represented in the following disciplines: sailing, taekwondo, weightlifting and Rugby 7s.


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2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medallist Malcolm Page has been named as the Chef de Mission of the Team.

Competition schedule

The City

Port Moresby is the capital city of Papua New Guinea. It’s the largest and most populated harbour in the country.

The Venues

  • Games Village: The Country’s premier University, UPNG, will serve as the Games Village.
  • Sir John Guise Precinct Outdoor Stadium – opening and closing ceremony, athletics and soccer.
  • Sir John Guise Precinct Indoor Stadium – weightlifting, powerlifting, bodybuilding and boxing.
  • Sir Hubert Murray Stadium - rugby 9’s, rugby 7s and soccer finals.
  • Taurama Aquatic & Leisure Centre – swimming, basketball and indoor volleyball.
  • Bisini Precicnt – softball, cricket, touch Rugby, lawn bowls and soccer round matches.
  • Royal Port Moresby Golf Clun – golf.
  • Pom Racquet Club – tennis and squash.
  • June Valley Shooting Complex – shooting.
  • Konebada Water Sports Complex – sailing.
  • Konebada – triathlon.

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