The Storyteller - Pacific Games History

VASANOC is immensely grateful to Pacific Games broadcaster and historian Bob Snow for his dedication and hard work in compiling all this information on the history of the Pacific Games.more

The Path to 2017 has ignited the Spirit Within

Team Vanuatu heads to Nouméa, Wallis & Futuna and Port Moresby on the path to hosting the 2017 Pacific Mini Games.more

Building Momentum in the New Millennium

The 2007 Pacific Games were held in Apia, Samoa and Vanuatu took advantage of the closer destination, sending a larger team than to previous Pacific Games.more

Team Vanuatu and the New Millennium

The first Pacific Mini Games of the new millennium was held on Norfolk Island in 2001.more

Vanuatu Boxing took the lead in Pago Pago

In the 1997 Mini Games in American Samoa, it was Boxing which lead the way for Team Vanuatu.more

Tahiti and 1995 was a troubled time in the French Pacific

Tahiti hosted the next South Pacific Games in 1995, but it was under somewhat of a cloud.more

Vanuatu hosts its first Mini Pacific Games

Welcome to the Golden 1990s, as Vanuatu experienced a huge increase in the number of not only gold medals but in the number of medals overall.more

New Decade – Newly Independent Nation

Vanuatu burst into the 1980s with a new multi-sport games, new national name, newly won Independence and renewed optimism.more

New decade brings new challenges

New Hebrides - as Vanuatu was once known - had a bumpy start to the new decade after it was unable to initially replicate the success of Port Moresby in 1969.more

1963 is when it all began!

The first Pacific Games and first Medals were awarded in Suva in 1963 at the inaugural multi-sport event called the South Pacific Games.more
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