SPORTS

Archery | July 7, 2024

Archery

  • World Archery, the governing body of archery was founded in 1931.
  • The first time Archery was played in the Olympic Games was Paris 1900.
  • First appearance in the Pacific Game was in Tahiti 1971 Games.
  • In 2021 Archery became a Compulsory Sport in the Pacific Games.
  • In SOL2023, Both Para and able body Archery will be played
  • The two disciple that will be played are Recurve Bow and Compound Bow.
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Athletics

5 Days Competition

Athletics consists of both track and field competitions and have been held at every Pacific Games since the inaugural edition of 1963 in Suva, Fiji and also at every Pacific Mini Games since the inaugural edition 1981 in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Both events are open for the 22 member federations of the Pacific Games Council. The Pacific Games started as South Pacific Games and were renamed in 2011, while the Pacific Mini Games started as South Pacific Mini Games and were renamed in 2009.

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Basketball 5×5

8 Days Competition
  • Played at the Pacific Games since 1963
  • Teams have to qualify through the Micronesian Cup, Melanesian Cup and Polynesian Cup tournaments.
  • The Basketball competition will also be a qualifier for FIBA Asia Cup pre-qualifier.
  • Competition will run for 8 days in the first week of the Games.
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Basketball 3×3

3 Days Competition
  • Only the second time to be competed at Pacific Games level after Samoa 2019 Pacific Games
  • Competition will run for three days in the second week of the Games
Technical Delegate (TD) for Basketball 3X3
Beach-Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

5 days competition
  • Core sport of the Pacific Games required to be included for both men and women in every Pacific Games
  • Contested since 1999. This will be the seventh time Beach Volleyball will included in the Pacific Games
  • Competition will run for five days in the second week of the Games
Boxing

Boxing

5 days competition
  • Contested in each Pacific Games since 1963
  • For the first time ever at  the Pacific Games, the competition will also be the qualifier for 2024 Paris Olympic Games
  • Competition will run for five days in the second week of the Games
Body Building

Body Building

Bodybuilding, a regimen of exercises designed to enhance the human body’s muscular development and promote general health and fitness. As a competitive activity, bodybuilding aims to display in artistic fashion pronounced muscle mass, symmetry, and definition for overall aesthetic. Body building has been contested 5 times in the South Pacific Games since first staged in 1995.

Body building Men
  • 65kg
  • 70kg
  • 75kg
  • 80kg
  • 85kg
  • 90kg
  • 100kg
  • +100kg Overall
Body building Women
  • -65cm Athletic Physique
  • -165 Model Physique
  • +165 Model Physique Overall
  • +165 Athletic Physique Overall
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Football

14 Days Competition

Football Association has been regularly included in the Pacific Games, the multi-sports event for Pacific nations, territories and dependencies, since 1963.

Since 1971 the men’s tournament has been held every four years, but was not played in 1999 due to contractual issues. In 2007, the men’s competition doubled as the Oceania Football Confederation’s preliminary qualifying competition for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The men’s tournament also became the Olympic qualifier for Oceania for the 2015 edition.

The women’s tournament was introduced in 2003, and has doubled up as the preliminary qualifying competition for the Olympic Games since 2007. Football was a compulsory inclusion at the Pacific Games for men’s teams for many years but was made a core sport for both men’s and women’s teams in 2017. Football has also been held at several editions of the Pacific Mini Games, starting with the first tournament in 1981.

Golf

Golf

6 Days Competition

Golf will be played at the Pacific Games, The Golf sport has been contested since 1969, when the sport was included as one of the fifteen sports at the Third South Pacific Games held in Port Moresby, (PNG)

The Men’s and women’s tournaments were contested by teams of four golfers per country, and medals were awarded for individual and team winners. Golf has also been included in many previous Pacific Mini Games, started with the second edition held at Rarotonga in 1985.

Technical Delegate for Golf – Phil Aickin
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Hockey

6 Days Competition
  • The first appearance of Hockey in the Olympic games was in London 1908.
  • The Governing body of Hockey is Fédération Internationale de Hockey/ International Hockey Federation (FIH) and it was founded in 1924.
  • Hockey has two Disciplines of Hockey 11’s and Hockey 5’s.
  • Men’s Hockey was introduced into the Pacific Games in Fiji 1979.
  • Women’s Hockey was included in Fiji 2003 Pacific Games.
  • Hockey is not a Compulsory Sport in the Pacific Games.
  • In SOL2023 both Men and Women will play.
  • Both men and women will play
  • Only Hockey 5’s will be played.
Judo

Judo

Japanese Judo was created in1882 by Kano Jigoro Shihan and became an official Olympic Sport in 1964. It was first included in the third South Pacific Games in 1969 and has been staged in 11 South pacific Games since introduced. it is being contested as weight Classes as well as open divisions for both Men and women.

MEN
  • Extra Light Weight under 60kg
  • Half Light Weight under 66kg
  • Light weight under 73kg
  • Half- middle weight under 81kg
  • Middle weight under 90kg
  • Half Heavy weight under 100kgHeavy Weight over 100kg

Open

  • Mixed Team Event Comprising
  • Men -73kg; -90kg; +90kg
  • Light weight under 73kg
WOMEN
  • Under 52kg
  • Under 57kg
  • Under 63kg
  • Under 70kg
  • Under 78kg
  • Over 78kg

Open

  • women -57kg; -70kg; +70kg
Karate

Karate

Karate was first staged in the Pacific Games in 1995. It has then been contested in 5 Pacific Games in which the latest of that was in 2015 which was hosted by Papua New Guinea. Games 2023 will be the sixth time for which it will be contested with different weight divisions for both Men and women. There are also open Team events.

Karate Men

  • 50kg
  • 55kg
  • 61kg
  • 68kg
  • Women’s Kumite Team
  • Women’s Individual Kata
  • Completion international level

Karate Women

  • 50kg
  • 55kg
  • 61kg
  • +68kg
  • 68kg
  • Women’s Kumite Team
  • Women’s Individual Kata
  • Women Team Kata
  • Completion international level
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Netball

5 Days Competition
  • Contested since 1963
  • Competition will run for five days in the second week of the Games
Powerlifting

Power Lifting

The Powerlifting Sport is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. It has been contested in the pacific Games since 1995 which makes it 6 times staged till present. According to PGC Charter, A maximum of eight competitors spread throughout the range of the eight bodyweight categories for men and a maximum of eight competitors throughout the range of seven bodyweight categories for women. There must not be more than two competitors from any one nation in any particular bodyweight category.

Men

  • 59 kg
  • 66 kg,
  • 74 kg
  • 83 kg
  • 93 kg
  • 105 kg
  • 120 kg
  • +120 kg

Women

  • 47 kg
  • 52 kg
  • 57 kg
  • 63 kg
  • 69 kg
  • 76 kg
  • 84 kg
  • +84 kg
Rugby 7

Rugby 7

3 Days Competition

Rugby union at the Pacific Games has been contested since 1963 when included as one of ten sports at the first games held in Suva, Fiji. Rugby sevens is the form of rugby now played at the Pacific Games, with men’s and women’s tournaments included in the current schedule. The women’s competition was added for the first time at the 2011 Pacific Games held in Nouméa. Prior to the late 1990s the men’s tournament at the South Pacific Games, as it was then known, was contested by national rugby union teams.

The shorter tournament structure of rugby sevens being better suited to multi-sports events led to the change of format. In 2014, Australia and New Zealand were invited to participate in some events for the 2015 Pacific Games, and the Australian women’s sevens team was subsequently confirmed as a competitor for the women’s tournament in Port Moresby. Rugby sevens is also played at the Pacific Mini Games, and was included for the first time at Pago Pago in 1997.

Rugby 9

Rugby League 9

3 Days Competition

Rugby league was introduced to the Pacific Games in 2007 at Apia in Samoa. Rugby league nines is the form of the game currently played at the Pacific Games. The 7-a-side version of the game was played at the 2009 Pacific Mini Games.

Touch Rugby

Rugby Touch

6 Days Competition

Touch rugby at the 2003 South Pacific Games in Suva was held on 7–10 July 2003. Fiji won the finals of the men’s and mixed tournaments to claim both gold medals on offer. Touch rugby for women was not introduced until the 2009 Pacific Mini Games held in Rarotonga.

Sailing

Sailing

  • Sailing has been played since Olympic Games in Greece 1896.
  • The world governing body of sailing was founded in 1907. It was initially called the International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU). The name was changed to the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) in 1996 and then World Sailing in 2015.
  • Sailing first appeared in the Pacific Games in PNG 1969. The class played was fireball dingy
  • Sailing is a Compulsory sport in the Pacific Games.
Open Water swimming

Swimming

Swimming has been in every modern Olympic Games.

  • The world governing body for swimming is the Fédération internationale de natation/ International Swimming Federation (FINA), which was founded in 1908.
  • Swimming first appeared in the Pacific Games 1963 and has been a compulsory Sport since that Pacific Games.
  • In SOL2023;
  • Sailing is a Compulsory sport in the Pacific Games.
  • In SOL2023;
  • Swimming and Open water swimming will be played.
Table Tennis

Table Tennis

8 Days Competition
  • Played at every Pacific Games since 1963.
  • One of the few sports that has both team competition and individual competition
  • Oceania Para Championship will run alongside Pacific Games competition as qualifier for 2024 Paris Olympics/Paralympics Games
  • Competition will run for eight days in the first week of the Games
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Taekwondo

Taekwondo was developed by General Choi in the 1940’s of Korea. Taekwondo at the Pacific Games has been contested since 1995 when it was introduced for the tenth edition at Papeete, Tahiti. Women’s taekwondo was added in 1999 for the games held in Guam. The men’s and women’s individual competitions have eight weight classes each in accordance with World Taekwondo classifications as of 2019.There are also teams events for men’s and women’s competition.

Taekwondo Men (Individual)

  • 54 kg
  • 58 kg
  • 63 kg
  • 58 kg
  • 68 kg
  • 74 kg
  • 80 kg
  • 87 kg
  • +87 kg

Women’s (Individual)

  • 46 kg
  • 49 kg
  • 53 kg
  • 57 kg
  • 62 kg
  • 67 kg
  • 73 kg
  • +73 kg

Men’s Team 5 competitors

  • 54 kg
  • 63 kg
  • 72 kg
  • 82 kg
  • +82 kg

Women’s Team (5 Competitors)

  • 47 kg
  • 54 kg
  • 61 kg
  • 68 kg
  • +68 kg
Tennis

Tennis

14 Days Competition
  • Played at every Pacific Games since 1963.
  • One of the few sports that has both team competition and individual competition
  • Competition will run for fourteen days in the first week of the Games
Triathlon

Triathlon

  • Triathlon is a mixture of Cycling, Running & Swimming.
  • Triathlon debuted in the Olympic during the 2000 Game in Sydney.
  • In the Pacific Games, Triathlon first appeared in Tahiti 1995 Games.
  • It is one of the Core Pacific Games Sports.
  • In SOL2023;
  • We might be the first games to have a pool swim.
  • We will introduce Mixed team relay and Aquathlon.
Triathlon Technical Delegate
Vaá

Va’a and Kayaking

  • It has been traditional be Va’a Canoes that have been played in the Pacific Games.
  • The World governing body for Va’a is the International Va’a Federation which was founded in 1981.
  • It first debuted in the 1995 Tahiti Games and is a Core Sport in the Games.
  • Unfortunately, it isn’t an Olympic Sport.
  • In SOL2023;
  • It will run alongside Kayaking
  • V1, V6 & V12 are going to be played.
Technical Delegate for Vaá & Kayaking Interview
Beach Volley

Volleyball

5 days competition

  • Has been played since 1963
  • 13 Countries participated in the 2019 Pacific Games
  • Competition will run for 8 competition days in the first week of the Games
Weight lifting Samoa

Weightlifting

Weightlifting, is a sport in which athletes compete in lifting a barbell loaded with weight plates from the ground to overhead, with each athlete vying to successfully lift the heaviest weights. Athletes compete in two specific ways of lifting the barbell overhead: these are the snatch and the clean and jerk. It is one of the compulsory sports to be contested in the south Pacific games and was first staged in 1966 which means it has been contested 16 times till present. There are 10 different weight classes for Both Men and Women.

Men

  • Up to 55 Kg
  • Up to 61 Kg
  • Up to 67 Kg
  • Up to 73 Kg
  • Up to 81 Kg
  • Up to 89 Kg
  • Up to 96 Kg
  • Up to 102 Kg
  • Up to 109 Kg
  • Over 109 Kg

Women

  • Up to 45 Kg
  • Up to 49 Kg
  • Up to 55 Kg
  • Up to 59 Kg
  • Up to 64 Kg
  • Up to 71 Kg
  • Up to 76 Kg
  • Up to 81 Kg
  • Up to 87 Kg
  • Over 87 Kg