Athletics at the Pacific Games

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Track event in Noumea at the 2011 Pacific Games. Athletics track event at the 2011 Pacific Games.jpg
Track event in Nouméa at the 2011 Pacific Games.

Athletics competitions have been held at every Pacific Games since the inaugural edition 1963 in Suva, Fiji and at every Pacific Mini Games since the inaugural edition 1981 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Both events are open for the 22 member federations of the Pacific Games Council. The Pacific Games started as South Pacific Games and were renamed in 2011, whereas the Pacific Mini Games started as South Pacific Mini Games and were renamed in 2009.

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Pacific Games

Editions

GamesYearLocationHost countryEvents
MenWomenTotal
I 1963 ( details ) Suva Flag of Fiji (1924-1970).svg  Fiji 191029
II 1966 ( details ) Nouméa Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  New Caledonia 201131
III 1969 ( details ) Port Moresby Flag of Papua New Guinea (1965-1970).svg Papua and New Guinea 221234
IV 1971 ( details ) Pirae Flag of France.svg  Tahiti 221335
V 1975 ( details ) Tumon Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 221335
VI 1979 ( details ) Suva Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 221537
VII 1983 ( details ) Apia Flag of Samoa.svg  Western Samoa 221638
VIII 1987 ( details ) Nouméa Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg  New Caledonia 221638
IX 1991 ( details ) Port Moresby Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 231841
X 1995 ( details ) Pirae Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 231942
XI 1999 ( details ) Santa Rita Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 232245
XII 2003 ( details ) Suva Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 232144
XIII 2007 ( details ) Apia Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 232245
XIV 2011 ( details ) Nouméa Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia 2523  48 a
XV 2015 ( details ) Port Moresby Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 2523  48 a
XVI 2019 ( details ) Apia Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 2524  49 b
XVII 2023 ( details ) Honiara Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands

All-time Pacific Games medal table

Medal winners for the athletics events of the Pacific Games until 2003 were published. [1] Complete results can be found on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage. [2] After the 2015 games, only Kiribati, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Tokelau, and Tuvalu are yet to win a medal.

The following table has the all-time medal tally for athletics at the Pacific Games from 1963 to 2015:

All-time Pacific Games medal table (Athletics)
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia 189141138468
2Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji 147156115418
3Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea 102115118335
4Flag of French Polynesia.svg  Tahiti 797384236
5Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 23173171
6Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 10182654
7Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa 10161642
8Flag of Wallis and Futuna.svg  Wallis and Futuna 7141940
9Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 6142040
10Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 611926
11Flag of Nauru.svg  Nauru 53311
12Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 34411
13Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 3126
14Flag of Norfolk Island.svg  Norfolk Island 1236
15Flag of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (1937-1976).svg  Gilbert and Ellice Islands 0101
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands 0101
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau 0101
18Flag of Federated States of Micronesia.svg  F.S. Micronesia 0022
Totals (18 nations)5915885901769

Pacific Mini Games

Editions

GamesYearLocationHost countryEvents
MenWomenTotal
I 1981 ( details ) Honiara Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands 221436
II 1985 ( details ) Rarotonga Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 231740
III 1989 ( details ) Nukualofa Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga 231740
IV 1993 ( details ) Port Vila Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 231942
V 1997 ( details ) Pago Pago Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 231942
VI 2001 ( details )MiddlegateFlag of Norfolk Island.svg  Norfolk Island 222143
VII 2005 ( details ) Koror Flag of Palau.svg  Palau 201939
VIII 2009 ( details ) Rarotonga Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 212041
IX 2013 ( details ) Mata-Utu Flag of Wallis and Futuna.svg  Wallis and Futuna 2522  47 a
X 2017 ( details ) Port Vila Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu 2522  47 a

Medals

Medal winners for the athletics events of the Pacific Mini Games until 2005 were published. [3] Complete results can be found on the Oceania Athletics Association webpage. [2]

See also

List of Pacific Games records in athletics

Notes

^a Four parasport events were included (three for men and one for women).

^b Six parasport events were included (three for men and three for women).

Related Research Articles

2009 Pacific Mini Games

The 2009 Pacific Mini Games was held in the Cook Islands from 21 September to 2 October. It was the 8th edition of the Pacific Mini Games.

Athletics competitions at the 1963 South Pacific Games were held at the Buckhurst Park in Suva, Fiji, between August 30 - September 2, 1963.

Athletics competitions at the 1969 South Pacific Games were held in Port Moresby, Papua and New Guinea, between August 14–20, 1969. Following the event, a "Congress of the delegates of Member Countries of the Australasian Area" was held on August 21, 1969, resulting in the foundation of the Oceania Athletics Association. A total of 34 events were contested, 22 by men and 12 by women.

Athletics competitions at the 1971 South Pacific Games were held at the Stade Pater Te Hono Nui in Pirae, French Polynesia, between September 9-15, 1971.

Athletics competitions at the 1975 South Pacific Games were held in Tumon, Guam, between August 4–9, 1975.

Athletics competitions at the 1991 South Pacific Games were held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, between September 13–21, 1991.

Athletics competitions at the 1995 South Pacific Games were held at the Stade Pater Te Hono Nui in Pirae, French Polynesia, between August 17–24, 1995.

Athletics competitions at the 1999 South Pacific Games were held in Santa Rita, Guam, between June 3–11, 1999.

Athletics competitions at the 2003 South Pacific Games were held at the National Stadium in Suva, Fiji, between July 7 and 12, 2003.

Athletics competitions at the 1981 South Pacific Mini Games were held in Honiara, Solomon Islands, between July 8–16, 1981.

Athletics competitions at the 1985 South Pacific Mini Games were held at the Tereora National Stadium in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, between August 1–9, 1985.

Athletics competitions at the 1989 South Pacific Mini Games were held at the Teufaiva Stadium in Nukuʻalofa, Tonga, between August 24–30, 1989.

Athletics competitions at the 1993 South Pacific Mini Games were held in Port Vila, Vanuatu, between December 10–16, 1993.

Athletics competitions at the 1997 South Pacific Mini Games were held at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Pago Pago, American Samoa, between August 15–20, 1997.

Athletics competitions at the 2001 South Pacific Mini Games were held in Middlegate, Norfolk Island, between December 10–14, 2001.

Athletics competitions at the 2005 South Pacific Mini Games were held at the National Stadium in Koror, Palau, between July 25–29, 2005.

Athletics competitions at the 2009 Pacific Mini Games were held at the Bank of the Cook Islands National Stadium in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, between September 22–26, 2009.

Athletics competitions have been held at the quadrennial Micronesian Games, that are open for the 10 member federations of the Micronesian Games Council, since the inaugural edition 1969 in Saipan, then Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

Swimming competitions have been held at the Pacific Games since the inaugural edition in 1963 at every Games except for 1983. Swimming has also been held once at the South Pacific Mini Games, in 2005.

References

  1. SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES, Athletics Weekly, retrieved 25 March 2013
  2. 1 2 Pacific Games/Mini Games Results & Associated Stories, OAA , retrieved 25 March 2013
  3. SOUTH PACIFIC MINI GAMES, Athletics Weekly, retrieved 4 April 2013