Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Overview

NOCPapua New Guinea Olympic Committee
Flagbearers23

Participants

Olympic Games 66
Youth Olympic Games 47

Description

The first discussions to recognize an Olympic Committee of Papua New Guinea started in the 1950s at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Cortina d’Ampezzo, but was rejected on 20 November 1956 at the IOC session in Melbourne. The Papua New Guinea Sports Federation was founded in 1961 to allow the Territory of Papua and New Guinea to participate in the 1962 British Empire and Commonwealth Games. In October 1963 at the IOC session in Baden-Baden the recognition was postponed and again rejected in February 1972 at the IOC session in Sapporo. The IOC recognized the National Olympic Committee (NOC) in 1974 and after their independence from Australia on 16 September 1975 Papua New Guinea has competed at every Olympic Games since they made their début in 1976, with the exception of 1980. In 2004, Dika Toua posted its best Olympic performance yet, when she placed sixth in featherweight weightlifting, although in a field of only eight competitors. More impressive was the performance of butterfly swimmer Ryan Pini, who came eighth in the final of the 100 metre butterfly in Beijing, with 64 other swimmers competing. No athletes from Papua-New Guinea have competed in the Olympic Winter Games.

Participations by edition

Edition As Competition Type Men Women Total
1976 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 6 0 6 Results
1984 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 4 3 7 Results
1988 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 9 2 11 Results
1992 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 12 1 13 Results
1996 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 11 0 11 Results
2000 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 2 3 5 Results
2004 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 2 2 4 Results
2008 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 3 4 7 Results
2010 Summer Youth Olympics Papua New Guinea Youth Olympic Games 3 17 20 Results
2012 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 4 4 8 Results
2014 Summer Youth Olympics Papua New Guinea Youth Olympic Games 4 20 24 Results
2016 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 6 2 8 Results
2018 Summer Youth Olympics Papua New Guinea Youth Olympic Games 2 1 3 Results
2020 Summer Olympics Papua New Guinea Olympic Games 4 4 8 Results

Participations by discipline

Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 21 9 30 Results
Boxing 14 0 14 Results
Judo 1 0 1 Results
Sailing 2 1 3 Results
Shooting 2 0 2 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 3 6 Results
Taekwondo 1 2 3 Results
Weightlifting 6 1 7 Results

Youth Olympic Games

Discipline (Sport) Men Women Total
Athletics 2 0 2 Results
Football (Football) 0 35 35 Results
Golf 1 1 2 Results
Sailing 1 0 1 Results
Swimming (Aquatics) 3 1 4 Results
Weightlifting 2 1 3 Results

Most successful competitors

Includes medals won as part of mixed teams.

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
John Rivan PNG 0 0 1 1

IOC Members

Auvita Rapilla 2016—