games

Pacific Games

Games attended

16

First attended

1963

Medals

1409

Background

The Pacific Games (formerly known as the South Pacific Games) is a continental multi-sport event competing Olympic sports, with participation exclusively from archipelagic countries around the Pacific Ocean. It is held every four years and began in 1963.

Nine different cities in six countries and territories have hosted the Pacific Games. Four countries have hosted the games three times: Fiji (1963, 1979, 2003), New Caledonia (1966, 1987, 2011), Papua New Guinea (1969, 1991, 2015) and Samoa (1983, 2007, 2019). Two territories have hosted the Pacific Games twice: French Polynesia (1971, 1995) and Guam (1975, 1999). The Solomon Islands will become the seventh country to host the event come 2023.

Only six countries have attended every edition of the Pacific Games: Fiji, French Polynesia (Tahiti), New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Vanuatu. New Caledonia have dominated twelve out of the fifteen Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea with two, and Fiji with one.

Participation

FASANOC is privileged to have been a Member and Participating Country of the Pacific Games since inception in 1963. That the concept of the Games itself is from Fijian Dr A H Sahu Khan is another matter of credit to Fiji.

Fiji has hosted three editions of the Pacific Games: 1963, 1979 and 2003.

Its list of participation and achievement is in the table below.

2019

35

38

38

5th

2015

33

45

45

4th

2011

33

44

44

4th

2007

39

54

54

4th

2003

65

59

59

2nd

1999

33

32

32

2nd

1995

32

44

44

3rd

1991

13

30

30

5th

1987

9

14

14

4th

1983

12

17

17

4th

1979

22

16

16

3rd

1975

13

13

13

4th

1971

16

17

17

4th

1969

13

18

18

3rd

1966

19

23

23

2nd

1963

33

23

23

1st