2011 Pacific Games
|Opening ceremony||August 27, 2011|
|Closing ceremony||September 10, 2011|
|Officially opened by||Nicolas Sarkozy|
|Main venue||Stade Numa-Daly Magenta|
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. 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.
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. Clicking on the number will take you to a page on that nation's delegation to the 2011 Games.
- American Samoa (159)
- Cook Islands (212)
- Fiji (425)
- French Polynesia, "Tahiti" (410)
- Guam (312)
- Kiribati (74)
- Marshall Islands (8)
- Micronesia (24)
- Nauru (69)
- New Caledonia (747)
- Niue (63)
- Norfolk Island (13)
- Northern Mariana Islands (48)
- Palau (66)
- Papua New Guinea (432)
- Samoa (318)
- Solomon Islands (248)
- Tokelau (22)
- Tonga (139)
- Tuvalu (90)
- Vanuatu (244)
- Wallis and Futuna (185)
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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 
- 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 
The host nation topped the medal count.
|2||French Polynesia (TAH)||60||42||42||144|
|3||Papua New Guinea||48||25||48||121|
|8||F.S. Micronesia (FSM)||3||0||0||3|
|10||Wallis and Futuna (WLF)||2||3||7||12|
|13||Northern Mariana Islands||1||0||0||1|
|Totals (22 nations)||305||291||312||908|
Host nation (New Caledonia)
|OC||Opening ceremony||●||Event competitions||1||Event finals||CC||Closing ceremony|
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- "4,300 athletes listed for Pacific Games" Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, Saipan Tribune, July 2, 2011
- List of Athletes Competing as of June 28, 2011
- "NC2011's Mascot - Joemy the Flying Fox". Sporting Pulse. Team Fiji. 2011. Archived from the original on 7 June 2015.
- "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.
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- EXCITING INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS AT 2011 PACIFIC GAMES
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