2010 Micronesian Games

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VII Micronesian Games
2010 Micronesian Games Logo.png
Host city Koror
Country  Palau
Motto "Tia de Prerii"
(We Will Make It Happen)
Nations participating 8
Athletes participating 1000
Events 15 sports
Opening ceremony August 1, 2010 (2010-08-01)
Closing ceremony August 10, 2010 (2010-08-10)
Officially opened by Johnson Toribiong
Torch lighter Elgin Loren Elwais
Main venue Palau National Track & Field
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The 7th Micronesian Games was held August 1–10 in Palau.[1]

Initially, the 7th Games were to be hosted in Majuro, Marshall Islands;[2] however, in April 2008, the organisers announced that the Games could be "scaled down", with a number events cancelled due to a lack of facilities in Majuro.[3] In May 2008, the Marshall Islands announced that it was withdrawing from hosting the competition.[4] The hosting of the Games was subsequently awarded to Palau.,[5] which previously hosted the 1998 Games.

The Games were officially opened by the President of the Republic of Palau, Johnson Toribiong. He participated at the first Micronesian Games 1969 in baseball, but for the Mariana Islands (now Northern Mariana Islands) team.[6] Before opening the Games, he also took part at this year's torch relay during the opening ceremony in the stadium. Torch lighter was wrestler Elgin Loren Elwais, who participated for Palau at the 2008 Summer Olympics.[7]

Participating countries[edit]

Sports[edit]

Participants competed in fifteen sports:[8]

Sport Dates Venue
Athletics August 3–6 Palau National Track & Field
Baseball August 1–10 Asahi Ball Field
Basketball (results) August 1–10 Palau National Gymnasium
Canoe August 6+7 Meyuns Seaplane Ramp
Fastpitch (softball) August 1–10 Meyuns Ball Field
Micro All Around August 4+5 Kayangel State
Spearfishing August 7+8 Drop Off, Malakal
Swimming August 2–5 Palau National Swimming Pool
Table Tennis August 3–5
Tennis August 1–10 Airai Tennis Courts
Triathlon August 9 Palau Pacific Resort
Beach Volleyball August 1–10 Long Island Beach
Indoor Volleyball August 1–10 Palau High School Gym
Weightlifting August 7–9 Kalau Gym, Meyuns
Wrestling August 3–5

References[edit]

  1. ^ 7th Micronesian Games home page; retrieved 2010-07-06.
  2. ^ "Marshalls to host 2010 Micro Games", Saipan Tribune, January 7, 2008
  3. ^ "Scaled down Micro Games in 2010" Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine., Jon Perez, Saipan Tribune, April 9, 2008
  4. ^ "Two Northern Pacific countries vying for the right to host Micronesia Games". Radio New Zealand International. May 8, 2008. Retrieved September 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Palau to host Micro Games in 2010", Bernadette H. Carreon, Marianas Variety, May 19, 2008
  6. ^ Coldeen, Bob (April 16, 2010), OFF THE BENCH - Go Micro!, Saipan Tribune, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  7. ^ Monroyo, Roselyn (August 2, 2010), Micro Games: Living the dream, Saipan Tribune, retrieved May 7, 2013 
  8. ^ "15 sports offered in 2010 Palau Micronesian Games", Saipan Tribune, October 22, 2008

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