1981 Pacific Mini Games
1981 South Pacific Mini Games logo.pmg.png
Host cityHoniara
CountrySolomon Islands
Nations participating15
Athletes participating~600*
Events5 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 8, 1981 (1981-07-08)
Closing ceremonyJuly 16, 1981 (1981-07-16)

The 1981 South Pacific Mini Games were held at Honiara in the Solomon Islands from 8–16 July 1981. It was the first edition of the South Pacific Mini Games.[1]

Participating countries

Fifteen Pacific nations participated in the Games:[2]

Sports

Five sports were contested at the 1981 South Pacific Mini Games:[4]

Final medal table

New Caledonia topped the medal count:[2][7]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Caledonia (NCL)17171145
2 French Polynesia (PYF)107522
3 Papua New Guinea (PNG)86620
4 Fiji (FIJ)53816
5 Samoa (SAM)4239
6 Solomon Islands (SOL)26917
7 American Samoa (ASA)2103
8 Cook Islands (COK)1304
9 Tonga (TON)1023
10 Wallis and Futuna (WLF)1012
11 Vanuatu (VAN)04812
12 Guam (GUM)0000
 Kiribati (KIR)0000
 Norfolk Island (NFK)0000
 Northern Mariana Islands (MNP)0000
Totals (15 nations)514953153


See also

Notes

^* For the 1981 Mini Games, almost 600 contestants were expected to take part.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Mini-Games: Glory for three nations". The Canberra Times. 16 July 1981. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Medals Won at Mini Games". Pacific Games Council. 2013. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Mother of three cuts 800 m time". The Canberra Times. 10 July 1981. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Mini South Pacific". The Canberra Times. 8 July 1981. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Fourth gold medal". The Canberra Times. 11 July 1981. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Netball bids farewell to 'Rats'". Cook Island News. 4 January 2013. Archived from the original on 27 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  7. ^ South Pacific Games Final medals table Canberra Times. 18 July 1981.
  8. ^ "Pacific Report". Pacific Islands Monthly. Pacific Publications. 52 (7). p. 107 (The Medal Winners). 1981. Retrieved 25 June 2015.