1999 South Pacific Games
1999 South Pacific Games logo.png
Host citySanta Rita  (main stadium)
Hagåtña  
(swimming)
CountryGuam
Nations participating21
Athletes participating3,000+*
Events22 sports
Opening ceremonyMay 29, 1999 (1999-05-29)
Closing ceremonyJune 12, 1999 (1999-06-12)

The 1999 South Pacific Games, held in Guam from 29 May to 12 June 1999, was the eleventh edition of the South Pacific Games.

Participating countries

The 21 countries that competed at the 1999 South Pacific Games were:[1]


Note: A number in parentheses indicate the size of a country's team (where known).

Sports

There were 22 medal sports contested:a, b


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

Medal table

New Caledonia topped the medal count.[2]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Caledonia (NCL)725444170
2 Fiji (FIJ)333237102
3 Nauru (NRU)278742
4 French Polynesia (PYF)25183477
5 Papua New Guinea (PNG)19313484
6 Western Samoa (WSM)199432
7 Guam (GUM)14322672
8 American Samoa (ASA)73515
9 Micronesia (FSM)42612
10 Solomon Islands (SOL)361221
11 Wallis and Futuna (WLF)361120
12 Vanuatu (VAN)281222
13 Northern Mariana Islands (MNP)26816
14 Tonga (TON)231015
15 Norfolk Island (NFK)1012
16 Palau (PLW)07310
17 Kiribati (KIR)0336
18 Marshall Islands (MHL)0257
19 Cook Islands (COK)0101
20 Niue (NIU)0000
 Tuvalu (TUV)0000
Totals (21 nations)233231262726


Notes

^* Congressman Robert A. Underwood stated that more than 3,000 athletes were welcomed for the 1999 SPG.[3]

^a Congressman Underwood recorded 26 sporting events,[4] but the results for wrestling listed the freestyle and Greco-Roman medals separately and the results for weightlifting listed the clean and jerk, snatch, and overall medals separately.[5] The football tournament was not held because newly imposed OFC/FIFA regulations on player registrations conflicted with the South Pacific Games system and the tournament was not sanctioned.[6] The official site listed 22 sports.[7]

^b The Guam Bodybuilding website reported Ricky Collins as winning gold in the heavyweight division for bodybuilding at 1999 South Pacific Games,[8] but this may not have been an official event in the 1999 Games. The sport is not included in the list above as it was not mentioned on SPG 1999 website.[7]

^c Solomon Islands beach volleyball team's first appearance was in the 1999 Guam South Pacific Games.[9]

^d Six events for the "Galaide II", OC6 canoe (G6). Four events for the Va'a 1, rudderless OC1 (V1). Held at Matapang Beach, Tumon Bay.[10]

^e Swimming: Three were 34 medal events contested, 17 each for men and women.[11] The 5 kilometre open water events were introduced at the 1999 SPG. Swimmers from American Samoa, Fiji, Guam, New Caledonia, Northern Marianas, Micronesia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tahiti competed.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Medals Tally". SPG 99. 1999. Archived from the original on 16 August 2001. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  2. ^ "South Pacific Games 1999 - Guam". Pacific Games Council. 11 October 2010. Archived from the original on 8 March 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  3. ^ Underwood, Robert A. (7 June 1999). "Congratulating people of Guam on contributions to South Pacific Games". Congressional Record. U.S. Government Printing Office. 145 (1999) (Part 8): 11563–11564. ISBN 9780160730542. Retrieved 23 June 2015.
  4. ^ Underwood, Robert A. (2 August 1999). "The South Pacific Games". Congressional Record (Bound Edition). U.S. Government Printing Office. 145 (1999) (Part 13): 19089–19090. Archived from the original on 25 May 2015. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Medal Tally by Sport". SPG 99. 1999. Archived from the original on 4 March 2001. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  6. ^ "South Pacific Games 1999 (Guam)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. 1999. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Sports". SPG 99. 1999. Archived from the original on 4 March 2001. Retrieved 22 June 2015.
  8. ^ "An Interview with Ricky Collins". Guam Bodybuilding. 11 October 2010. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  9. ^ "About us". Sporting Pulse. Solomon Islands Beach Volleyball Association. 2003. Archived from the original on 22 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2015.
  10. ^ "XI South Pacific Games Outrigger Competition". Holoholo. 1999. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  11. ^ SPG Results 1999, pp. 95–108.
  12. ^ "Open Water Swimming in Oceania". The Daily News of Open Water Swimming. 15 January 2010. Archived from the original on 22 June 2015. Retrieved 22 June 2015.

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