2008 Pekan Olahraga Nasional

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Pekan Olahraga Nasional XVII
Logo ponxvii.jpg
Host city Samarinda
Motto Kita semua satu!
(We are one!)
Athletes participating 7,946
Events 43 sports[1]
Opening ceremony July 5
Closing ceremony July 17
Athlete's Oath M. Said[2]
Judge's Oath Andi Irwansyah
Torch Lighter Alfons T. Liung
Ceremony venue Palaran Stadium, Samarinda

2008 Pekan Olahraga National or the Indonesia National Games XVII were a major multi-sport event in Indonesia which took place in Samarinda, East Kalimantan, from July 5–17, 2008. A total of 7,946 athletes participated in the biggest-ever Pekan Olahraga Nasional and also the first on the island of Borneo. These games make Samarinda the second city to host Pekan Olahraga Nasional outside of the island of Java and Sumatra, after Makassar hosted the 1957 Pekan Olahraga Nasional.

Samarinda was awarded the right to host the games over three competitors, Pekanbaru, Bandung, and Semarang. Later, Pekanbaru was chosen to be the host of eighteenth edition of the games in 2012.

2008 Pekan Olahraga Nasional Host Selection[edit]

Host City Host Province Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5
Samarinda East Kalimantan 35 39 45 55 68
Pekanbaru Riau 30 43 49 52 59
Bandung West Java 38 33 26 21 -
Manado Elimination North Sulawesi 33 29 15 - -
Banjarmasin Elimination South Kalimantan 20 19 - - -

Mascots[edit]

Mascots for the games are three endangered species of the East Kalimantan province and also representing three elements: land, water, and air.

Sports[edit]

Co-hosts[edit]

Although Samarinda is the main host for the games, several sports also played in other cities in East Kalimantan, they are:

Medal table[edit]

Rank Status[3] Province Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Increase 2 East Java 139 113 111 363
2 Decrease 1 Jakarta 119 117 122 358
3 Increase 9 East Kalimantan 116 111 115 342
4 Decrease 3 West Java 101 84 132 317
5 Decrease 4 Central Java 52 81 80 213
6 Increase 10 South Sulawesi 25 23 28 76
7 Increase 12 North Sumatra 20 11 29 60
8 Steady Lampung 18 12 19 49
9 Increase 14 Bali 16 18 26 60
10 Increase 11 Riau 16 14 23 53
11 Decrease 7 Papua 14 21 17 52
12 Increase 13 North Sulawesi 14 11 16 41
13 Increase 15 Yogyakarta 12 16 21 49
14 Decrease 5 South Sumatra 12 11 17 40
15 Decrease 6 Jambi 11 17 28 56
16 Increase 21 West Sumatra 8 16 38 62
17 Steady Southeast Sulawesi 8 5 12 25
18 Decrease 16 South Kalimantan 7 6 10 23
19 Steady[4] West Papua 7 1 7 15
20 Increase 25 Maluku 6 2 16 24
21 Decrease 18 West Kalimantan 5 14 11 30
22 Decrease 20 Banten 5 12 30 47
23 Decrease 22 Aceh 4 4 10 18
24 Decrease 19 East Nusa Tenggara 3 4 6 13
25 Decrease 23 West Nusa Tenggara 3 3 9 15
26 Decrease 24 Central Kalimantan 2 9 9 20
27 Steady[4] Riau Islands 2 5 1 8
28 Steady Bengkulu 2 2 5 9
29 Decrease 26 Bangka Belitung 1 2 4 7
30 Decrease 29 North Maluku 1 1 3 5
31 Decrease 27 Central Sulawesi 0 3 6 9
32 Decrease 30 Gorontalo 0 0 1 1
33 Steady[4] West Sulawesi 0 0 1 1
Total 749 749 962 2460

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cabang olahraga PON XVII-2008.
  2. ^ "PON Dibuka, Kaltim Rebut Emas Perdana". Kaltim Pos. 6 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Pekan Olahraga Nasional XVI
  4. ^ a b c New provinces, never participated in Pekan Olahraga Nasional before

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Preceded by
2004
Palembang, South Sumatera
Pekan Olahraga Nasional Succeeded by
2012
Pekanbaru, Riau