2009 Pacific Mini Games

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VIII Pacific Mini Games
2009 Pacific Mini Games Logo.gif
Host city Rarotonga
Country  Cook Islands
Motto Share the moments
Nations participating 21
Events 15 sports
Opening ceremony September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
Closing ceremony October 2, 2009 (2009-10-02)
Officially opened by Elizabeth II
Torch lighter Daniel Tutai, Patricia Taea
Main venue Bank of the Cook Islands National Stadium
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The 2009 Pacific Mini Games was the 8th edition of the Games. They were held in the Cook Islands from September 21-October 2.[1]

Torch lighters were the athletes Daniel Tutai and Patricia Taea, the Cook Islands' junior sportsman and sportswoman of the year for 2008.[2]

Participating countries[edit]

There were 21 countries participating at the 2009 Games:[3]

Note: A number in parentheses indicate the size of a country's team (athletes and officials, where known).


15 sports were contested at the 2009 Games:[5]

Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events contested in each sport (where known).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Homepage for the Pacific Mini Games 2009 Cook Islands; retrieved 2009-08-14. Archived 2009-08-16.
  2. ^ RAROTONGA: 21ST SEPTEMBER TO 2ND OCTOBER, 2009, retrieved April 30, 2013 
  3. ^ Participating countries list from the 2009 Games website; retrieved 2009-08-14.
  4. ^ (French) Mini-Jeux aux Cook : la délégation de Polynésie française engagée dans dix sports (trans: Mini-Games at Cook: the French Polynesia delegations will engage in 10 sports); La Dépêche de Tahiti; published 2009-08-28, retrieved 2009-09-02. Archived 2009-09-07.
  5. ^ Participating Sports list from the 2009 Games website; retrieved 2009-08-14.

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