Conclusion of the World Para Championships
The Para Athletics World Championships has now concluded. The event took place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium, in London and ran from 14th – 23rd. During the event 32 world records were broken across the course of the Championships. Oceania was represented with athletes from Australia and New Zealand. Australia had a successful championship, finishing 5th on the overall medal tally with 11 Gold Medal, 9 Silvers and 8 Bronze Medals. The stars for Australia were Isis Holt, and James Turner, bringing home 5 gold medals between.
Opportunities in Vanuatu
The Vanuatu Games Organizing Committee is using the upcoming Games as an opportunity to reach out to Primary School students and pass on many valuable messages to them. The importance that sport plays in the lives of the people of Vanuatu is central to the outreach program. Young people are encouraged to participate in all sporting activities, and strive to be as good as they can. Not everybody can be a champion, but everybody can try their best. Central to the program are the messages about nutrition and healthy eating.
Maggie finishing her internship
As of the 24th of august is the start of the last week that Maggie Finnen will be interning at OAA on the Gold Coast. She started working at the OAA office on may the 2nd while working at the OAA office Maggie received the opportunity to go to Fiji and assist with the running of OAA area Championships. We wish all the best for Maggie in the future.
On Wednesday the 2nd of August the IAAF is hold the IAAF Connect, which is a event that is designed to bring together and inspire the global athletics community. Starting at 9:30am at Tate Modern, IAAF President Sebastian Coe is will be Starting the IAAF Athletics Connect 2017, delivering a keynote opening address to commence a day which is designed to inform, create discussion and provide opportunities to network for over 200 national federations. The day will consist of 12 keynote speeches & 10 panel discussions across four themes – ‘Governance & Integrity’, ‘Development and Coaching’, ‘Event Presentation & Technology’ and ‘Fan & Partner Engagement’. For more information visit the IAAF website.