1966 South Pacific Games
Host cityNouméa
CountryNew Caledonia
Events12 sports
86 medal events
Opening ceremonyDecember 8, 1966 (1966-12-08)
Closing ceremonyDecember 18, 1966 (1966-12-18)

The 1966 South Pacific Games, held at Nouméa in New Caledonia from 8–18 December 1966, was the second edition of the South Pacific Games.

Participating countries

Fourteen Pacific nations or territories participated in the Games:[1]

Sports

Twelve sports were contested at the 1966 South Pacific Games:[2][3][4]


Note: A number in parentheses indicates how many medal events were contested in that sport (where known).

Final medal table

In a significant turnaround of fortunes backed by French government investment, New Caledonia took the mantle at the top of the medal table from Fiji and French Polynesia obtained third position.[1]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Caledonia (NCL)39303099
2 Fiji (FIJ)19231759
3 French Polynesia (PYF)138930
4 Papua New Guinea (PNG)5111329
5 Western Samoa (WSM)4408
6 Nauru (NRU)4206
7 Tonga (TON)1012
8 Cook Islands (COK)1001
9 American Samoa (ASA)0415
10 Wallis and Futuna (WLF)021214
11 Solomon Islands (SOL)0112
12 New Hebrides0022
13 Guam (GUM)0011
Totals (13 nations)868587258

See also

Notes

^a Men's and women's basketball (five-a-side) competitions were held. A women's netball competition (seven-a-side) was also held.[3]

^b A 100 km individual road race and 70 km team road race were held, as well as events for 1 km time trial, 4 km individual pursuit, 1km sprint, and 4km Olympic pursuit.[5]

^c The sports of tennis and table tennis had three competitions each. These were all team events (i.e. competitions for men's, women's and mixed teams).[3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Only one team missed a medal". Pacific Islands Monthly. Pacific Publications. 28 (1): 23. 1967. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  2. ^ "12 sports in Games". The Canberra Times. 24 August 1965. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "South Pacific Games results 1963 and 1966". Pacific Islands Monthly. Pacific Publications. 40 (2): 31–32. 1969. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2015.
  4. ^ SPG Results 1966.
  5. ^ SPG Results 1966, p. 8.

Sources

  • "South Pacific Games". Pacific Islands Monthly. Pacific Publications. 28 (1): 5–6, 23–36, 125–128. 1967. Retrieved 3 February 2018.