Wednesday, February 7, 2018

PAPUA NEW GUINEA ~ 2015 XV Pacific Games - Port Moresby ~

... Great postcard of an event totally unknown to me... the Pacific Games is a multi-sport event... it resembles the Olympics but built on a rather small platform... established to create a bond between people of the countries of the Pacific region through sporting exchange... without any distinctions as to race, religion or politics... and promoting sports amongst their peoples... Thanks a lot Pieter!!【ツ】
Photo: Nathaha Guise
"Sir John Guise Stadium main area - Sheetlet Postage stamps"

The 2015 Pacific Games, also known as Port Moresby 2015 was held in Port Moresby (capital of the island country), from 4 to 18 July 2015. It was the fifteenth staging of the Pacific Games as well as the third to be hosted in Port Moresby.

The idea of holding the Pacific Games originated with Dr A. Sahu Khan in 1959. It was adopted and led to to a meeting of nine Territories, held in Noumea in March 1961, which awarded Fiji the honour of hosting the very first Game in 1963.


Dancers - Definitive stamps
(Issued 2015)

Tuna Fishery
(Issued 29-10-2016

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