Papua New Guinea at the Olympics

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Papua New Guinea at the Olympic Games

Flag of Papua New Guinea
IOC code  PNG
NOC Papua New Guinea Sports Federation and Olympic Committee
Website www.oceaniasport.com/png
Olympic history
Summer Games

Papua New Guinea first participated at the Olympic Games in 1976, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympic Games since then, except when they participated in the American-led boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics. The nation has never participated in the Winter Olympic Games, nor have they won a medal in an Olympic Games.[1]

Swimmer Ryan Pini is the country's most successful athlete to date, having reached the final of the men's 100 metre butterfly event at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[1]

The National Olympic Committee for Papua New Guinea was created in 1973 and recognized by the International Olympic Committee in 1974.

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