Latest news
  1. Oceania Athletics Championships 2022 – Mackay, Australia
  2. Continental Tour 2022: Oceania
  3. World Athletics Veteran Pin
  4. Brian Roe – World Athletics Plaque of Merit
  5. Once-in-a-Lifetime Games; Privileged to be a Technical Official 
  6. Flack, Snell, Doubell … Peter Bol?
  7. Oceania Identified Athlete from Tuvalu makes Olympic Debut
  8. Oceania Athletics Tokyo2020 Event Previews
  9. Jonah Harris on Track to Create Nauru History
  10. Global Conversation
  12. Oceania One Day Meetings 2020-21
  13. Cook Islands Games
  14. World Athletics – Wrap Up
  15. Lauren Bruce Claims Area Hammer Throw Record
  16. McSweyn Area Record
  17. Project W.I.N: HPTC Athletes take on Nutrition
  18. Area Record Holder Announces Retirement
  20. Alex Beddoes: Sportsmen of the Year
  22. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  23. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  24. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  25. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  26. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  27. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  28. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  29. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  30. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  31. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  32. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  33. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  34. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  35. Doha Report: Day 8
  36. Doha Day 7: Report
  37. Doha Report: Day 6
  38. Doha Report: Day 3
  39. Doha – Day Two
  40. Day 1: Competition Begins
  41. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  42. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  43. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  44. Athlete Profile: Lataisi Mwea 
  45. Oceania Cup 2023
  46. Athlete Profile: Banuve Tabakaucoro FIJI
  47. Athlete Profile: ‘Ata Maama Tu’utafaiva TONGA
  48. Athlete Profile: Isila Apkup PNG

PNG sprinters in fine form

PNG sprinters in fine form

PNG’s athletes are shaping up well to mount a strong challenge at the Oceania Championships in Suva from June 28 to July 1. Commanding performances by Charles Livuan and a superb 400m run by Emmanuel Wanga were the highlights of last weekend’s competition in Port Moresby. East New Britain’s Livuan who relocated to Port Moresby after a successful Pacific Games where he finished fourth in a very competitive 200m race, has hardly been seen in recent months and was not on the APNG radar for Oceania Championships. This position is having to be reconsidered after Livuan recorded the best times seen this year in PNG in both the 100m and 200m. “Though wind assisted, Charles performances of 10.7secs for 100m and 21.5 for 200m were very good indeed” said APNG President Tony Green. “You can see from the photos that Charles was very relaxed and he won his races comfortably”. The hotly contested 200m saw East New Britains Leeroy Kamau and Lae’s Emmanuel Wanga both clock 21.7 in second and third place respectively with a following wind of 3.2metres per second. They were followed by Manusian Damien Kotou and Port Moresby’s Terrence Talio who both ran 22.5secs. Livuan also won the 100m race in 10.7 secs before Port Moresby’s Chris Peni (also 10.7); Kamau (10.8); Manoka John (11.0) and Kotou (11.2).

Pom 400m

Emmanuel Wanga produced a wonderful display of 400m running to turn the tables on Ephraim Lerkin who had gotten the better of him earlier this season in two races in Lae. Buoyed by some vocal support from his former classmates, the 2016 Melanesian Champion in the U18 division Wanga powered away in the last 50m to win in 48.3seconds.