2011 Pacific Games

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XIV Pacific Games
2011 Pacific Games logo.jpg
Official logo of the Games
Host city Nouméa
Country New Caledonia/ New Caledonia
Nations participating 22
Athletes participating 4,300
Events 28 sports
Opening ceremony August 27, 2011 (2011-08-27)
Closing ceremony September 10, 2011 (2011-09-10)
Officially opened by Nicolas Sarkozy
Main venue Stade Numa-Daly Magenta
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The 2011 Pacific Games (officially known as NC 2011) took place in Nouméa, New Caledonia, from August 27 to September 10, 2011. Nouméa was the 14th host of the Pacific Games.[1] Upon closure of the registration for entries, "some 4,300 athletes" had registered from the twenty-two competing nations, although it was expected that not all would attend.[2]

Sporting events[edit]

As of August 2009, 30 sports have been proposed for the 2011 Games, but a maximum of 28 were contested.

The remaining (up to) 16 sports came from these sports: archery, badminton, baseball, body building, boxing, cricket, cycling, (team) handball, judo, karate, power lifting, sailing, shooting, squash, surfing, taekwondo, and triathlon.[3]

Cricket - all matches were deemed by the International Cricket Council as "Official Internationals" meaning that participating countries had the opportunity to move up into a higher ICC membership category [4]

Football - the men's event was supposed to be the first stage qualification for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the women's event was supposed to be the first stage qualification for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. However, in June 2011 the format was amended, and the Pacific Games were no longer part of the qualification process.

Tennis - the Oceania Tennis Federation used the Pacific Games as an official selection event for the Pacific Oceania Davis Cup (Men) and Federation Cup (Women) teams [4]

Competing nations[edit]

The numbers provided indicate the number of registered athletes prior to the Games, with that number expected to diminish by the Games' start.[2][4] Clicking on the number will take you to a page on that nation's delegation to the 2011 Games.

Medal Table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  New Caledonia 120 107 61 288
2 French Polynesia Tahiti 60 42 42 144
3  Papua New Guinea 48 25 48 121
4  Fiji 33 44 53 130
5  Samoa 22 17 34 73
6  Nauru 8 10 10 28
7  Tonga 4 6 10 20
8 Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia 3 0 0 3
9  Cook Islands 2 6 4 12
10 Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna 2 3 7 12
11  Vanuatu 1 8 8 17
12  Kiribati 1 6 6 13
13  Northern Mariana Islands 1 0 0 1
14  Guam 0 6 5 11
15  Solomon Islands 0 5 17 22
16  Niue 0 3 3 6
17  Tuvalu 0 2 1 3
18  Palau 0 1 3 4
19  American Samoa 0 0 0 0
 Marshall Islands 0 0 0 0
 Norfolk Island 0 0 0 0
 Tokelau 0 0 0 0
Total 305 291 312 908

Schedule[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
August/September 27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
6th
Tue
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Archery 4 4 6 14
Athletics 4 6 9 7 9 8 4 47
Badminton 5 5
Baseball 1 1
Basketball 2 2
Bodybuilding 12 12
Boxing 10 10
Canoeing 4 4 2 2 12
Cricket 1 1
Football 2 2
Golf 4 4
Judo 7 7 4 18
Karate 6 6 6 18
Powerlifting 7 8 15
Rugby sevens 2 2
Sailing 6 6
Shooting 2 2 2 6
Squash 2 2 3 7
Surfing 3 3
Swimming 7 7 8 8 8 2 40
Table tennis 2 2 2 6
Taekwondo 8 8 2 18
Tennis 1 1 2 3 7
Triathlon 3 3
Volleyball 2 2
Weightlifting 6 5 4 15
Total events
Cumulative total
February 27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
31st
Wed
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
6th
Tue
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
Events

References[edit]

  1. ^ Website of the 2011 Pacific Games. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  2. ^ a b "4,300 athletes listed for Pacific Games", Saipan Tribune, July 2, 2011
  3. ^ (French) Sport list from the website of the 2011 Pacific Games. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  4. ^ a b c EXCITING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AT 2011 PACIFIC GAMES

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