Entry in the IOC 2016
Born 21 January 1971
Auvita Rapilla




Bachelor of Arts Degree (Public Administration), University of Papua New Guinea; Masters in Sports Organisation Management (MEMOS XI), University Claude Bernard of Lyon, France; Master Educator - Oceania Sport Education Programme


Various capacities - Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee: Executive Assistant (1994-1997); Manager-Operations (1998-2003); Manager-Sport Programmes (2003-2006); Deputy Secretary General (2007-2010); Secretary General (2011-) 

Sports administration

Secretary General, Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (2011-); Executive member, Oceania National Olympic Committees (2014-); Executive member, PNG Games Council (2011-); Board member, PNG Sports Anti-Doping Organisation (2011-); Executive Council member, Association of National Olympic Committees (2014-2018); Board member, 2015 Pacific Games Authority (2013-2016); Member, Pacific Games Council Disputes Tribunal - 2015 Pacific Games; Member, 2015 Pacific Games Bid Committee (2009); Papua New Guinea Chef de Mission - 2010 Youth Olympic Games, Singapore

Awards and distinctions

International Awards: Inaugural Alberto Madella Best Research Award - MEMOS XI (2008); IOC Women & Sport Trophy - Oceania (2009). National Awards: Member of the Order of Logohu (2015); PNG Institute of Directors - Female Director of the Year (2016)

IOC History

Member (2022) then Chair (2023) Olympism 365 Commission; Member of the following commissions: Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission (2015-2020), Coordination for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad Paris 2024 (2017-), Sustainability and Legacy (2017-), Digital and Technology (2017-2021), Technology and Technical Innovation (2022-), Ethics (2018-), Evaluation for the Youth Olympic Games 2022 (2018-), Coordination of the Games of the XXXV Olympiad Brisbane 2032 (2021-); Olympism 365 (2022-)