VII South Pacific Mini Games
Host cityKoror
Country Palau
Nations participating20
Events12 sports
Opening ceremonyJuly 25, 2005 (2005-07-25)
Closing ceremonyAugust 4, 2005 (2005-08-04)
Officially opened byTommy Remengesau
Torch lighterChristopher Silas Adolf
Main venueNational Stadium

The VII South Pacific Mini Games were held July 25-August 4, 2005 in Palau.

Torch lighter was athlete Christopher Silas Adolf, Palau's first Olympian.[1]

Participating countries


Tahiti and Tokelau did not send teams to the games,[2] with Tahiti citing a need to conserve costs.[3]

Sports

12 sports were contested at the 2005 Pacific Mini Games:


Note: Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of events in each sport.

Final medal table

New Caledonia dominated the medal tally, finishing ahead of Fiji. The small nation of Nauru finished in third place with 18 gold medals; all of them gold and won in the weightlifting competition. Host nation Palau also won 18 medals and finished in sixth position on the table.[4]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  New Caledonia 56 29 25 110
2  Fiji 23 21 16 60
3  Nauru 18 0 0 18
4  Papua New Guinea 16 11 8 35
5  Samoa 16 8 2 26
6  Palau 9 3 6 18
7  Guam 6 9 14 29
8  Cook Islands 5 9 7 21
9  Federated States of Micronesia 5 1 5 11
10  Tonga 5 1 3 9
11  Northern Marianas 4 12 7 23
12  Solomon Islands 2 6 3 11
13  Vanuatu 2 3 1 6
14  Wallis and Futuna 2 1 1 4
15  Marshall Islands 1 3 0 4
16  Niue 0 5 0 5
17  Norfolk Island 0 1 1 2
18  Tuvalu 0 0 2 2
19  American Samoa 0 0 1 1
 Kiribati 0 0 0 0
No medal awarded m 2 49 77 128
Totals 172 172 179 523
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 New Caledonia562925110
2 Fiji23211660
3 Nauru180018
4 Papua New Guinea1611835
5 Samoa168226
6 Palau93618
7 Guam691429
8 Cook Islands59721
9 Micronesia51511
10 Tonga5139
11 Northern Mariana Islands412723
12 Solomon Islands26311
13 Vanuatu2316
14 Wallis and Futuna2114
15 Marshall Islands1304
16 Niue0505
17 Norfolk Island0112
18 Tuvalu0022
19 American Samoa0011
20 French Polynesia0000
 Kiribati0000
 Tokelau0000
Totals (22 nations)170123102395

Notes

^a "Athletics". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^b "Baseball". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^c Basketball was included in the 2005 Mini Games in lieu of the FIBA Oceania Tournament.[5] "Basketball". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^d "Beach Volleyball". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^e "Outrigger Canoeing (Va'a)". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^f "Softball". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^g "Swimming". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^h "Table Tennis". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^i "Tennis". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^j "Triathlon". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^k "Weightlifting". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^l "Wrestling". 2005 South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
^m As per the Pacific Games Charter:[4]
  1. Only when five or more competitors compete in an event, will the Gold, Silver and Bronze medal be awarded.
  2. Where only one competitor competes in an event, no medal is awarded.
  3. Where two competitors compete in an event, only a Gold Medal will be awarded.
  4. Where three competitors compete, only a Gold Medal will be awarded
  5. Where four competitors compete, only a Gold and Silver Medal will be awarded.
  6. Table Tennis award two bronze medals when a minimum of 5 competitors compete.

References

  1. ^ Rees, Tuifa’asisina Peter, Palau Worthy Host - Mini South Pacific Games 2005, Auckland: Event Polynesia, retrieved April 30, 2013
  2. ^ Seman, Shan (6 July 2005), Tahiti pullout lamented on eve of Palau games, Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center, retrieved April 30, 2013
  3. ^ Tahiti won’t compete in Palau Mini Games, Pacific Islands Development Program/East-West Center, 6 July 2005, retrieved April 30, 2013
  4. ^ a b "Medal Tally". Palau South Pacific Mini Games. 2005. Archived from the original on 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2009-08-14.
  5. ^ "FIBA Oceania Events". Sporting Pulse. 2005. p. 7, South Pacific Mini Games American Samoa. Archived from the original on 23 June 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.

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