Following the Oceania Athletics Council Meeting held on 9th December 2020. Oceania Athletics has taken the difficult decision to withdraw the hosting rights of the 2021 Oceania Athletics Championships from Port Vila, Vanuatu.

With the current climate surrounding Covid-19, OAA and Athletics Vanuatu have been unable to successfully implement the necessary work needed for Port Vila to be able to host the Championships.

OAA does not take this decision lightly and is currently putting plans in place to be able to support athletes looking to qualify for the Tokyo 2020+1 Olympic Games, and 2022 World Championships.

Currently, the OAA office has been tasked with reviewing all alternative options and dates for an Area Championships to be held in 2021.

OAA continues to work with all our Member Federations, World Athletics, and all other relevant stakeholders to ensure that we can support athletes and federations in this difficult time to ensure there is sufficient competition opportunities for athletes.  

Further information will be provided and available through the Oceania Athletics website and social media channels.

If you do require any other information, please contact:

Tom O’Shaughnessy

Competitions Manager – Oceania Athletics

competitions@oceaniaathletics.com