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ANASILINI RATUVA Port Moresby The 14 participants of the 2014 PACMAS Sports Journalism workshop together with delegates from the 22 participating countries toured the 2015 Pacific Games venues yesterday. The
04 Jul 2014 12:31

ANASILINI RATUVA
Port Moresby

The 14 participants of the 2014 PACMAS Sports Journalism workshop together with delegates from the 22 participating countries toured the 2015 Pacific Games venues yesterday.
The games organising committee are working together to get the venue ready in time by June next year.
Games operations manager/executive manager Clint Flood said they were on schedule to complete the project by June.
“This is an exciting time for PNG hosting its third Pacific Games,” Flood said.
“So it’s huge for the people here as we want to host the best games for the Pacific island countries,” Flood said.
Games Village: The country’s premier University of Papua New Guinea will be the Games Village.
The Games Village will house over 4000 athletes and officials. After the Games, it will have a legacy as student accommodation for the university.
Taurama Aquatic & Indoor Complex: The Taurama Complex has been designed to provide sporting facilities to international competition standards for swimming, volleyball, basketball and a variety of other indoor sports.
Also, there is a separate 25m pool required for use as a warm-up pool during competition. This pool has been designed to have a depth ranging from 900mm to 1400mm with a wheelchair ramp access so the pool can be used as a ‘learn to swim’ pool for young children as well as a hydrotherapy pool for people with disability outside of competition time.
Sir John Guise Stadium: The redevelopment of Sir John Guise Stadium will see the existing facility upgraded to meet IAAF standards for international track and field competitions. The current spectator capacity will be increased to 15,000 with a full upgrade and addition to the existing grand stand, and new permanent seating placed around the track with toilets for spectators. The running track and field events equipment will be replaced to provide a new surface, and a warm up track and field area will be installed to meet the IAAF International Athletics Federation requirements.
The Stadium will be used as the venue for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2015 Pacific Games.
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