“The Pacific Games Council is delighted to announce the inclusion of 3×3 Basketball for the upcoming Pacific Mini Games in Vanuatu. Having recently been added to the Olympic Games program, there is no doubt that this exciting new format will be a big hit in the Pacific and at the Games in December”, stated Pacific Games Council CEO Andrew Minogue – FIBA.COM
These Athletes can literally thread a needle from 30 metres! The need to control strength and nerves to hit the centre of the target puts these athletes in a league of their own. Three days of competition at the new Archery range at Korman will produce new men and women champions and crown seasoned competitors in a sport that can defy age and produce and retain great champions no matter their age.
The fastest and some of the strongest athletes in the Pacific will be competing in 4 days of Track and Field events on the new track at Korman Stadium.
A sport made for the Pacific Island countries!! Sun, sand, music, dancing and some of the best men and women teams that the Pacific has. Korman will be rocking for 5 days of non-stop action.
Five (5) days of competition at Korman will see the toughest and fastest fighters (men only) battling in blue and red for the colors of their nations!
The battle for supremacy on the pitch is always one of the hardest fought medals of the Pacific Games with 15+ men’s and women’s teams from 10 nations competing in football at 3 venues – Amicale field, Port Vila Municipal Stadium and Korman Complex – every day for 11 days (or two full weeks) of the Games culminating in the Gold medal matches on the last day of the Games at Korman.
Port Vila has one of the finest Golf courses in the Pacific and the Port Vila Golf Course will host 4 days of golf for men and women going head to head and in team competition to take gold on the greens!
The agility and strength of these athletes will be on display for 3 days in the new Korman facility with men and women scoring points in key matchups for a chance for gold.
Along with Judo – this will be a must see sport with explosive action with kicks, blocks, and strategy on display for 2 days of some of the most versatile men and women athletes on display.
Women Teams from at least 5 nations will compete for 5 days for the Gold Medal in fast moving and exciting matches at the new Korman stadium — inside under cover and 1000+ fans cheering for the winners.
The best of the men’s teams including invites to New Zealand and Australia will rock the new stadium at Korman for 2 days of non-stop action. The glare from the Gold Medal earned by the Fiji men’s team at the Rio Olympics– showcasing the rich talent of the Pacific will still be glowing in December 2017!
These athletes truly have to be seen to be believed. The speed and power of the Game when played at this top level will be guaranteed to create a whole new legion of fans and players striving to be the best on the table. The top men and women will compete for many medals over 6 days of competition in single/doubles/mixed events.
These are the rising stars of Tennis – the next Serena Williams or Andy Murray could be playing at this tournament-Tennis runs throughout the Games with 11 days of competition on 6 brand new tennis courts at Korman.
The Pacific does have some the best athletes in the WORLD in Weightlifting. The strongest athletes from across the Pacific including Australia and New Zealand, will showdown in 3 days of men and women competition at Korman.
There will be 23 participating nations. Out of these countries, Australia and New Zealand will be participating in Rugby 7s and Weighlifting. There will be 2 Para- Sports i.e. Para-Athletics and Para-Table Tennis:-
ARCHERY – 9 COUNTRIES
ATHLETICS – 19 COUNTRIES / PARA-ATHLETICS – 6 COUNTRIES
3 X 3 BASKETBALL – 11 COUNTRIES
BEACH VOLLEY BALL – 13 COUNTRIES
BOXING – 12 COUNTRIES
FOOTBALL – 10 COUNTRIES
GOLF – 11 COUNTRIES
JUDO – 10 COUNTRIES
KARATE – 6 COUNTRIES
NETBALL – 6 COUNTRIES
RUGBY 7s – 13 COUNTRIES
TABLE TENNIS – 11 COUNTRIES / PARA-TABLE TENNIS – 5 COUNTRIES
TENNIS – 13 COUNTRIES
WEIGHT LIFTING – 18 COUNTRIES