XVth Pacific Games Organising Committee closes office

The XVth Pacific Games Organising Committee officially closes its office this month – September 2015 after three years of operations to deliver the best ever Pacific Games.

Chief Executive Officer of GOC, Peter Stewart thanked everyone who had contributed to the success of the XVth Pacific Games.

Since the Closing Ceremony, GOC has paid off all its contractors and suppliers and prepared the financials for auditing by Deloitte. It has handed over all sports and office equipment to the National Sports Foundation and the PNG Olympic Committee as part of the legacy plan.

“The journey of GOC has been unbelievably amazing, we have had many challenges but they have helped us to better our plans to deliver the best ever Games. We are pleased that our books have been presented to the Auditors which allow us to close the GOC office in a professional manner,” Stewart said.

GOC has met with the XVIth Pacific Games hosting nation Tonga, and had transfer of knowledge exercise to help them prepare for the Games in 2019.

A results book for the Games was finalised and put together and distributed to the participating nations and various authorities. For the first time, this results on GEMs system will be available on line for the next 10 years.

GOC has produced the Oil Search Pacific Games Relay pictorial book which carries amazing beautiful pictures of the relays journey through 22 provinces of the country in 100 days. It was launched last Thursday and copies are available for purchase through the PNG Olympic Committee.

The GOC has also put together a report on the operations of the Games which is being printed and will be available for distribution to various authorities.A pictorial book of the Games that shows some spectacular photographs is also currently being worked on and will be available soon.