2006 Micronesian Games

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VI Micronesian Games
2006 Micronesian Games Logo.png
Host city Saipan
Country  Northern Mariana Islands
Nations participating 9
Events 15 sports
Opening ceremony June 23, 2006 (2006-06-23)
Closing ceremony July 2, 2006 (2006-07-02)
Officially opened by Benigno R. Fitial
Torch lighter Xenavee Torwal
Main venue Oleai Sports Complex
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The 6th Micronesian Games were held on Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands from June 23-July 2, 2006. The Games featured competition in 15 different sports/disciplines.

In February 2006, the Games were canceled by the Governor of the Northern Marianas, Benigno R. Fitial, due to a financial crisis and a lack of planning. However, after pleas from athletes, coaches and parents, and the creation of a financial plan, the Games were allowed to go on.

On June 23, 2006, the games were officially opened by the Governor of the Northern Mariana Islands, Benigno R. Fitial. Torch lighter was swimmer Xenavee Torwal. She has won 22 gold medals in past Micronesian Games as Xenavee Pangelinan.[1]

Participating countries[edit]


Sports[edit]

Slow Pitch Softball was withdrawn.[2]

Overall medal standings[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Guam 51 27 18 96
2  Northern Mariana Islands 34 33 31 98
3  Palau 27 16 21 64
4  Chuuk 6 10 12 28
5  Pohnpei 5 15 17 37
6  Kiribati 5 7 5 17
7  Marshall Islands 3 5 12 20
8  Kosrae 3 3 2 8
9  Yap 2 7 3 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seman, Shan (June 23, 2006), MICONESIAN GAMES OPEN ON SAIPAN, Saipan Tribune, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  2. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Slow Pitch Softball, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  3. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Athletics, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  4. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Baseball, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  5. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Basketball, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  6. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Beach Volleyball, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  7. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Fast Pitch Softball, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  8. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Golf, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  9. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Micro All Around, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  10. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Spearfishing, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  11. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Swimming, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  12. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Table Tennis, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  13. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Tennis, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  14. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Triathlon, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  15. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Va'a Canoe, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  16. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Volleyball, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  17. ^ 2006 Micronesian Games - Wrestling, retrieved May 7, 2013 

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