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Latest revision as of 01:45, 16 January 2021

2018 Micras Games
Daocheng 2018

Candidate city logo for Daocheng 2018
Details
Host city Daocheng,
Jingdao Jingdao
Dates 31 Aug – 30 Sept 2018
Participating nations 58
Events 323[1] in 46[2] sports
Opening ceremony 31 August
Closing ceremony Not held

The 2018 Micras Games, officially known as the I Micras Games and commonly referred to as Daocheng 2018, was the inaugural hosting of the Micras Games; a multi-sport event coordinated by the Fédération Micraise de Sport.

The games were scheduled to comprise a total of 46 sports separated into 323 events for which gold, silver and bronze medals were to be awarded. However, problems with the events' scheduling and organisational issues experienced by the FMS led to the games being abandoned prior to being completed. Ultimately, only 119 events saw medals awarded, from a total of 26 sports, leaving the games less than halfway finished.

Hosting

Four cities initially bid to host the games, though this was reduced to three following the withdrawal of the bid from the Florian city of Birmingham due to events related to the War of Lost Brothers. As a result, voting among the executives of the FMS took place with three candidates, with the Jingdaoese capital of Daocheng winning the rights to host the games through an instant run-off vote.

Bids and voting

2018 Micras Games bidding results
City Nation Votes
Daocheng Jingdao Jingdao 4
Lilycove Hoenn Hoenn 3
Jamestown Vyktory Vyktory 0
Birmingham Florian Republic Florian Republic

Preparation

Venues

Events were scheduled to take place in twenty venues, primarily within Daocheng itself, though a number of sports were to be played throughout greater Jingdao as per necessity. The Games Village complex was entirely purpose-built for the games, with brand new venues and athlete accommodation on the same site. Both existing—excluding street courses—and new venues in Daocheng and ten other cities would have otherwise been used for events.

Games Village

Daocheng

Outside Daocheng

Games

Opening ceremony

A section of the opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony was held in the Heavenly Light Stadium on 31 August, on the night prior to the first competitive action of the games' scheduled events.

The opening half of the ceremony included a number of performances showcasing the history and culture of the host nation Jingdao, with musical acts and dance troupes from across the expansive empire being included for a sense of unity.

Following the lighting of the Micras Games crucible to signal the opening of the games, a parade of athletes took place as the participating nations were introduced to the audience and their flags displayed alongside Jingdao's in the stadium.

Sports

The games' sports were separated into two categories; traditional sports which were competed for using standard FMS procedures, and "live" events which were competed for between the leaders—or prominent citizens—of the participating nations. There were to be 46 sports played at the games, though twenty of these saw no medals awarded with many not even beginning their competitions.

Traditional sports

Live events

Participating nations

All existing FMS and MCS members were invited to participate in the games, meaning that sovereign nations routinely represented by multiple sports teams had the option to send either separate or unified delegations. Four nations committed to sending unified delegations, with ten FMS members' athletes participating under the flag of their parent nation as a result. A total of 58 national delegations were sent to compete at the games.

Participating FMS members

Notes
  1. ^ A Team contained athletes from Etourney and Florian Eura.
  2. ^ B Team contained athletes from Gerenian South Keltia.
  3. ^ C Team contained athletes from Victoria.
  4. ^ D Team contained athletes from Bayen, New Zimia, the North Antarctic Domain, Passas, the Passasian Unincorporated Territory and the Wallis Islands.

Boycotts

Due to Jingdao's participation in the War of Lost Brothers, the nations of Natopia and Shireroth announced they would boycott the games, and both placed blanket bans on their own athletes—and athletes from their respective territories—prohibiting them from participating in any form. As a result, athletes from a total of twelve FMS members were affected by the boycott.

Calendar

The calendar for the games related to the official competition dates for events in the traditional sports programme. The live events programme had no set dates, with competitions for the ten medal events free to take place throughout the month of September where possible. This calendar indicates the scheduled dates for events, rather than the timetable that eventually occurred.

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
Event 31
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27
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28
Fr
29
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30
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Events
Micras Games.png Ceremonies OC CC 0
Amorian football pictogram.png Amorian football 1 1 2
Archery pictogram.png Archery 2 1 1 4
Athletics pictogram.png Athletics 1 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1 48
Badminton pictogram.png Badminton 1 2 2 5
Baseball pictogram.png Baseball 2 2
Basketball pictogram.png Basketball 1 1 2
Boxing pictogram.png Boxing 1 2 3 3 4 2 1 16
Brosatamış pictogram.png Brosatamış 1 1
Canoeing pictogram.png Canoeing Slalom 1 1 2 16
Sprint 4 4 4
Curling pictogram.png Curling 1 2 2 5
Cycling pictogram.png Cycling Road cycling 1 1 2 18
Track cycling 2 2 1 1 1 3
BMX 2
Mountain biking 1 1
Fencing pictogram.png Fencing 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12
Field hockey pictogram.png Field hockey 1 1 2
Figure skating pictogram.png Figure skating 1 1 1 1 1 5
Golf pictogram.png Golf 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Gymnastics pictogram.png Gymnastics Artistic 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 16
Trampoline 1 1
Handball pictogram.png Handball 1 1 2
Hetlöhi pictogram.png Hetlöhi 1 1 2
Ice hockey pictogram.png Ice hockey 2 2
Judo pictogram.png Jūdō 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14
Ólbescból pictogram.png Ólbescból 1 1 2
Pentathlon pictogram.png Pentathlon 1 1 2
Rowing pictogram.png Rowing 3 3 4 4 14
Rugby pictogram.png Rugby Rugby league 1 1 8
Rugby union 1 1
Rugby league nines 2
Rugby union sevens 2
Softball pictogram.png Softball 2 2
Speed skating pictogram.png Speed skating Long track 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 22
Short track 1 1 2 1 3
Swimming pictogram.png Swimming 1 1 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 34
Table tennis pictogram.png Table tennis 1 2 2 5
Taekwondo pictogram.png Taekwondo 2 2 2 2 8
Tennis pictogram.png Tennis 1 2 2 5
Triathlon pictogram.png Triathlon 1 1 2
Cricket pictogram.png Twenty20 cricket 1 1 2
Volleyball pictogram.png Volleyball Beach volleyball 1 1 4
Indoor volleyball 1 1
Water polo pictogram.png Water polo 1 1 2
Football pictogram.png Women's association football 1 1
Wrestling pictogram.png Wrestling 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 18
Daily medal total 5 5 8 8 9 8 12 9 11 11 12 11 11 15 8 12 11 12 15 12 12 12 14 11 11 8 10 10 13 7 313
Cumulative medal total 5 10 18 26 35 43 55 64 75 86 98 109 120 135 143 155 166 178 193 205 217 229 243 254 265 273 283 293 306 313
Event 31
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Total events

Medal table

Upon the games' abandonment, 119 of the scheduled 323 events had been completed and had seen medals awarded, with the below table being the distribution of medals at the time.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Greater Sangun Greater Sangun 13 5 2 20
2 Florian Republic Florian Republic 11 2 0 13
3 Jingdao Jingdao 8 10 9 27
4 Senya Senya 8 7 6 21
5 Craitland Craitland 7 8 5 20
6 Kalgachia Kalgachia 7 3 1 11
7 Hoenn Hoenn 6 6 11 23
8 Mercury Mercury 6 6 9 21
9 River Warriors River Warriors 6 4 5 15
10 Passio-Corum Passio-Corum 6 2 2 10
11 Nova England Nova England 6 0 4 10
12 Birgeshir Birgeshir 3 6 2 11
13 Gerenia Gerenia 3 6 1 10
14 Caputia Caputia 3 3 2 8
15 Lusa Lusa 3 2 0 5
16 Kingdom of Coria Kingdom of Coria 3 1 4 8
17 Tellia Tellia 2 6 4 12
18 Krasnarus Krasnarus 2 3 3 8
19 Treisenberg Treisenberg 2 3 1 6
20 Gotzborg Gotzborg 2 1 2 5
21 Kasterburg Kasterburg 2 1 1 4
22 Nova English Korea Nova English Korea 1 7 2 10
23 Freeland Freeland 1 3 3 7
Lakkvia Lakkvia 1 3 3 7
25 Constancia Constancia 1 2 4 7
26 Zandarijn Zandarijn 1 2 3 6
27 Juclandia Juclandia 1 2 2 5
28 Astaronia Astaronia 1 2 1 4
Vyktory Vyktory 1 2 1 4
30 Xang Muang Xang Muang 1 1 3 5
31 Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqeqertaq Qavaqaqqaqqaniitqeqertaq 1 0 3 4
32 Saint-Antoine Saint-Antoine 1 0 2 3
33 Coastalis Coastalis 1 0 1 2
Lamantia Lamantia 1 0 1 2
34 Lostisland Lostisland 1 0 0 1
Talenore Talenore 1 0 0 1
36 Raspur Raspur 0 2 3 5
37 Wechua Wechua 0 2 1 3
38 Merenolitovina Merenolitovina 0 2 0 2
39 Eklesia Eklesia 0 1 2 3
40 New Vaduz New Vaduz 0 1 1 2
Stormark Stormark 0 1 1 2
Tiana Tiana 0 1 1 2
43 Galactic Wyrm Assembly Galactic Wyrm Assembly 0 1 0 1
Incontinentia Incontinentia 0 1 0 1
New Calbion New Calbion 0 1 0 1
Qyzylqaystan Qyzylqaystan 0 1 0 1
Srbozemska Srbozemska 0 1 0 1
48 North Antarctica North Antarctica 0 0 3 3
Strait of Haifa Strait of Haifa 0 0 3 3
50 Batavia Batavia 0 0 2 2
51 Inner Benacia Inner Benacia 0 0 1 1
Iteru Iteru 0 0 1 1
New Sussex New Sussex 0 0 1 1
Réunion Réunion 0 0 1 1
Total 119 119 119 357

Closing ceremony

Planned for 30 September, the closing ceremony was cancelled in light of the games' abandonment and incompletion.

Broadcasting

Country TV Broadcasters Radio Broadcasters
Birgeshir Birgeshir B-TV DüňaSpor FM
Caputia Caputia Caputian Broadcasting Corporation Caputian Broadcasting Corporation
Kingdom of Coria Kingdom of Coria
RTV Korija
StadioSport
RTV Astaronija (Astaronia)
RTV Korija
StadioSport Radio
RTV Astaronija (Astaronia)
Craitland Craitland CrTV VVoices
Eklesia Eklesia Eklesian Broadcasting Corporation Eklesian Broadcasting Corporation
Florian Republic Florian Republic
FBC Sport
Red Sports
Free Sports Radio
Freeland Freeland PRF1 TV Radio PRF1
Radio PRF2
Hoenn Hoenn Hoso Hoenn
Scale
ESPN8
Hoso Hoenn
Meteor FM
ESPN Radio
Kasterburg Kasterburg Nationale Maatschappij voor Propaganda Nationale Maatschappij voor Propaganda
Mercury Mercury
MeTV (multiple channels)
MicraSport
NESport (Nova England, Nova English Korea)
Tele Lusa (Lusa)
RadioMercury
Raspur Raspur Vizierate of Virtue, External Film Unit Radio Rastakhiz
Senya Senya
Senya TV Sport
Televizionna Firma na Ranentsi (Ranentsi)
Radio Senya
Radyenen Sanya
Der Rundfunksender (Lamantia)
Radio Firma na Ranentsi (Ranentsi)
Vyktory Vyktory VBC Sports VBC Sports Radio

Aftermath

Following the incomplete games' scheduled finish, the FMS came under some criticism for what many saw as an overambitious attempt at an event of its scale with little prior practice or rehearsal. Despite the final schedule of the games being smaller than had been initially mooted in its planning stages, the majority of those in charge of its organisation admitted blame for its failure and expressed a desire for similar mistakes to not be made again.

Plans for a second edition of the games were never shelved, and ultimately a revived version was created in September 2019—one year after the ill-fated inaugural hosting—for which results in existing competitions from a range of sports would be used to award Micras Games medals. This format was designed to alleviate the scheduling and organisational problems that plagued the 2018 games by removing the requirement for all competitions to be hosted in one host nation at the same time, with competitions already scheduled for the ensuing two years to count towards the games. The first edition of the newly-structured games began in mid-March 2020 with the opening matches of the Amorian football World Cup.

Due to its unfinished nature and abandonment, the 2018 games were not officially deemed cancelled until May 2020, when the executive council of the FMS subsequently voted overwhelmingly in favour of formally closing them. Prior to the 2018 games' procedural closure, the following edition had already seen medals awarded for two events, marking a clear progression towards the desired success of the new format.

Notes

  1. ^ 1 Of the scheduled 323, medals were ultimately awarded for just 119 events.
  2. ^ 2 Of the scheduled 46, medals were ultimately awarded for just 26 sports.