It is with profound disappointment that Oceania Athletics Association has taken the decision to not conduct the Oceania Area Athletics Championships in 2021.

Faced with the continuing uncertainty regarding the global pandemic, Oceania Athletics is not in a position to offer a suitable venue and destination that would allow all 20 Member Federations of the Oceania Region to participate.

Oceania Athletics continues to liaise with the relevant stakeholders to ensure that there are opportunities for athletes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.

OAA President, Robin Sapong Eugenio has said that, “Oceania Athletics is committed to ensuring that there is some form of Oceania competition this year, in as many of our Member Federations as possible, whether by traditional or virtual means.”

OAA will work with all of Member Federations to ensure that there are ample competitions for all athletes at a local level.  It is hoped that all Member Federations will be able to host National Championships in 2021, recognizing the importance of national in-country competitions.

For any further information please contact, OAA Competition Manager, Tom O’Shaughnessy – competitions@oceaniaathletics.com