Today: Last Update:

  • Samoa 2019: XVI Pacific Games is biggest Games ever


    (PACIFIC GAMES OFFICE); The most recent tabulation of
    participants in the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games reports that
    over 5,000 athletes and team officials will be participating in Samoa
    over the next two weeks, making this the biggest Games ever.

    This was confirmed by Andrew Minogue, Chief Executive Officer of
    the Pacific Games Council.

    The Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games is staging 27 sports and
    hosting athletes from 24 countries. This year’s participant numbers
    are the highest for the Games to date. In the 2007 Games, the last
    time Samoa hosted the Games, 4,490 athletes and officials
    participated in 33 sports, six (6) less sports than 2019.

    According to Mr Minogue, the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games
    beats all previous Games participant records. The previous record
    holder was New Caledonia in 2011, with a total of 4,899.

    The Opening Ceremony for the Samoa 2019 XVI Pacific Games
    will start at 6.30pm (local time), Sunday 7 July.

    The Pacific Games Office continues to be the key focal point for all
    matters relating to Samoa 2019 Pacific Games

    As a service to our readers, Around the Rings will provide verbatim texts of selected press releases issued by Olympic-related organizations, federations, businesses and sponsors.

    These press releases appear as sent to Around the Rings and are not edited for spelling, grammar or punctuation. 

    25 Years at #1: Your best source of news about the Olympics is, for subscribers only