2011 Pacific Games

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XIV Pacific Games
2011 Pacific Games logo.png
Host cityNouméa
CountryNew Caledonia
Nations participating22
Athletes participating4,300
Events27 sports
Opening ceremonyAugust 27, 2011 (2011-08-27)
Closing ceremonySeptember 10, 2011 (2011-09-10)
Officially opened byNicolas Sarkozy
Main venueStade 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]

Competing nations[edit]

There were 22 nations from the Pacific competing in Nouméa. The numbers provided in brackets indicate the number of registered athletes prior to the Games, with that number expected to diminish by the Games' start.[2][3] Clicking on the number will take you to a page on that nation's delegation to the 2011 Games.

Mascot[edit]

Joemy

The mascot for 2011, Joemy, was unveiled on 27 August 2009 after a public vote by mail, email, fax and SMS (with nearly 8,000 voters). An initial sketch by a pupil from Jules Garnier High School in Nouméa was transformed into a three dimensionsal cartoon character by graphic designers at Banana Studio in Nouméa.[4]

Joemy is a blue flying fox in orange shorts. Her name was intended as an "invitation", chosen for its proximity to the local Drehu word troemi (pronounced "chôémi" which means "come") and the English phrase "join me". The flying fox is an animal that is endemic to New Caledonia. The colour blue was chosen as representing the ocean surrounding all of the 22 island countries taking part in the Games.[4]

Sporting events[edit]

There were 27 sports contested at the 2011 Games:

A list of 30 sports was proposed in August 2009, with a maximum of 28 to be included. There were 12 compulsory sports, with 10 having to be staged for both men and women (athletics, basketball, beach volleyball, golf, swimming, table tennis, tennis, va’a outrigger canoeing, volleyball, weightlifting), and a further 2 having to be staged for men (football and rugby sevens) that were optional women's events.[6]

The remaining (up to) 16 sports were to be selected from: archery, badminton, baseball, bodybuilding, boxing, cricket, cycling, team handball, judo, karate, power lifting, sailing, shooting, squash, surfing, taekwondo, and triathlon.[7]

Notes:

  1. Athletics: For the first time at the Pacific Games, four parasport events were included: Men's Shot Put – seated throw, Women's Shot Put – seated throw, Men's Javelin – ambulatory, and Men's 100m – ambulatory.[8]
  2. 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 [9]
  3. 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.
  4. 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 [9]

Medal table[edit]

The host nation topped the medal count.[10]

  *   Host nation (New Caledonia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Caledonia*12010761288
2 French Polynesia (TAH)604242144
3 Papua New Guinea482548121
4 Fiji334453130
5 Samoa22173473
6 Nauru8101028
7 Tonga461020
8 F.S. Micronesia (FSM)3003
9 Cook Islands26412
10 Wallis and Futuna (WLF)23712
11 Vanuatu18817
12 Kiribati16613
13 Northern Mariana Islands1001
14 Guam06511
15 Solomon Islands051722
16 Niue0336
17 Tuvalu0213
18 Palau0134
19 American Samoa0000
 Marshall Islands0000
 Norfolk Island0000
 Tokelau0000
Totals (22 nations)305291312908
Key

  *   Host nation (New Caledonia)

Schedule[edit]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
August/September  27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
31
Wed
1
Thu
2
Fri
3
Sat
4
Sun
5
Mon
6
Tue
7
Wed
8
Thu
9
Fri
10
Sat
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Archery 4 4 4 12
Athletics 4 5 10 7 10 8 4 48
Badminton 6 6
Baseball 1 1
Basketball 2 2
Beach Volleyball 2 2
Bodybuilding 9 9
Boxing 10 10
Cricket 1 1
Football 2 2
Golf 4 4
Judo 7 7 4 18
Karate 6 6 6 16
Outrigger canoe 4 4 2 2 12
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 1 2 2 7
Taekwondo 8 8 2 18
Tennis 1 1 2 3 7
Triathlon 3 3
Volleyball 2 2
Weightlifting 18 15 12 45
Total events 0 0 20 13 16 18 24 25 0 25 44 38 42 33 6 304
Cumulative total 0 0 20 33 49 67 91 116 116 141 185 223 265 298 304
August/September Sat
27
Sun
28
Mon
29
Tue
30
Wed
31
Thu
1
Fri
2
Sat
3
Sun
4
Mon
5
Tue
6
Wed
7
Thu
8
Fri
9
Sat
10
Events

References[edit]

  1. ^ Website of the 2011 Pacific Games Archived 2009-08-17 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  2. ^ a b "4,300 athletes listed for Pacific Games" Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, Saipan Tribune, July 2, 2011
  3. ^ List of Athletes Competing as of June 28, 2011
  4. ^ a b "NC2011's Mascot - Joemy the Flying Fox". Sporting Pulse. Team Fiji. 2011. Archived from the original on 7 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Fiji Islands, Vanuatu dominate beach volley at Pacific Games". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. 2011. Archived from the original on 23 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Charter" (PDF). Pacific Games Council. 2007. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF 0.3 MB) on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  7. ^ (in French) Sport list Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine from the website of the 2011 Pacific Games. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  8. ^ "Handisport included for New Caledonia". NC2011 (in French). 21 May 2011. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011.
  9. ^ a b EXCITING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AT 2011 PACIFIC GAMES
  10. ^ PG Results 2011, p. 1.

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