Olympians reunite with OLY

13 | 7 | 2020

Olympians in Slovenia and Papua New Guinea were reunited on Olympic Day during the first face-to-face OLY presentations since the pandemic began. 

With COVID-19 measures relaxing in both countries, the Slovenian NOC’s General Assembly and OLY presentation took place in person in Ljubljana and the Papua New Guinea Olympians Association and Olympic Committee (PNGOC) also celebrated Olympic Day with a special reunion.

Petra Robnik OLY, Secretary of Slovenian Olympians Association said:

"Receiving the OLY certificate is a special honour for me and represents the years of hard work and dedication in Olympic sport, as well as promoting Olympic values. To be presented with the certificate in front of an audience at the NOC General Assembly is a privilege. This year was even more special as it took place on Olympic Day and there are no greater ambassadors of the Olympic spirit than Olympians themselves."

Slovenia NOC President Bogdan Gabrovec and Slovenian Olympians Association President Miroslav Cerar presented OLY certificates to:

  • Maja Tvrdy (Ipavec) OLY
  • Metka Jerman Šenica OLY
  • Janez Pavcic OLY
  • Cveto Pavcic OLY
  • AljaĆŸ Sedej OLY

Lammo Gapi Launa OLY, President of the Papua New Guinea Olympians Association, said:

"Ahead of the reunion there was great anticipation felt by many Papua New Guinean Olympians and our 2020 Olympic Day celebrations were embraced with great enthusiasm and passion.”

Vice Minister for Sport and President of PNGOC Mr. Wesley Ramonai, Mrs Auvitta Rapilla, Secretary General of PNGOC and Sir John Dawannicura presented OLY certificates to:

  • Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane OLY
  • Bernard Manana OLY
  • Iammogapi Launa OLY
  • Lapule Tamean OLY
  • Loa Dika Toua OLY
  • Morea Baru OLY
  • Nelson Stone OLY
  • Ryan Pini OLY
  • Steven Kukuna OLY
  • Takale Tuna OLY
  • Tau John Tokwepota OLY
  • Toea Wisik OLY

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