1985 Pacific Mini Games
Host cityRarotonga
CountryCook Islands
Nations participating16
Athletes participating~700[1]
Events6 sports
Opening ceremony31 July 1985 (1985-07-31)
Closing ceremony9 August 1985 (1985-08-09)

The 1985 South Pacific Mini Games were held at Rarotonga in the Cook Islands from 31 July to 9 August 1985. It was the second edition of the South Pacific Mini Games.[2]

The new stadium built for the games had a grass track but several South Pacific Games athletics records were broken at the 1985 games including the women's 800 metres.[2] The track and field competition also served as a selection trial for the Oceania team to compete at the IAAF World Cup in Canberra.[3]

Participating countries

Sixteen Pacific nations participated in the Games:[2]

Sports

Six sports were contested at the 1985 South Pacific Mini Games:[2]

Final medal table

Papua New Guinea topped the medal count:[5]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Papua New Guinea (PNG)13121237
2 New Caledonia (NCL)1212529
3 French Polynesia (PYF)971127
4 Cook Islands (COK)66820
 Fiji (FIJ)66820
6 Samoa (SAM)2439
7 Wallis and Futuna (WLF)2136
8 American Samoa (ASA)2114
9 Vanuatu (VAN)1427
10 Norfolk Island (NFK)1214
11 Solomon Islands (SOL)1113
12 Tonga (TON)1023
13 Kiribati (KIR)0000
 Marshall Islands (MHL)0000
 Nauru (NRU)0000
 Niue (NIU)0000
Totals (16 nations)565657169

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mini South Pacific Games". Pacific Islands Monthly. Pacific Publications. 56 (9): 25. 1985. Retrieved 30 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "1985 Mini Games". Pacific Games Council. 2009. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ "World Cup highlights". The Canberra Times. 6 August 1985. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Mini Games - what will they bring!". The Fiji Times. 18 September 2009. Archived from the original on 7 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Medals Won at Mini Games". Pacific Games Council. 2013. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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