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

2023 Oceania Competitions

2023 Oceania Competitions

OAA has now confirmed the following Competitions Schedule in 2023

The proposed schedule is taking into consideration all athletes and what events they are targeting, and alignment to OAA strategic plan to give opportunities to athletes to attend World Ranking meets and qualification opportunities within the area.

Oceania Relays:

With the postponement of the 2023 World Relays, an opportunity would be lost for international relay qualification. The opportunity to qualify for relays is limited, with difficulty for international travel within Oceania.

The World Relays, next to be conducted in 2024, will now be a 32-team qualification to the World Championships and Olympic Games.  There are a number of Member Federations in the Oceania Region that are currently knocking on the door of relay qualification and that will have a far better chance now that the quota has been doubled for the World Relays. Teams from not only Oceania, will be invited to have the opportunity to post qualifying times.

A multiple day meet, around the same time as World Relays was, to provide multiple relay races for teams to attempt to qualify for World Relays, Budapest World Championships, and the Olympic Games. Having it a similar time (one week prior than WR scheduled), would allow the plans of MFs already in place to target a relay opportunity then, to continue.

Oceania Cup:

In 2023 the Oceania Cup will return. OAA has previously held editions of a Teams Competition, labelled the Oceania Cup and it would be the intention of OAA to host the competition again in 2023. With teams from:  Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, Regional Australia, and the Host Member Federation, with a possibly of one other team to be confirmed.

Each team would be able to enter one (1) athlete in each event, with the events to be determined by the host location.

The three (3) Regional Teams consist of athletes from their Region (Melanesian, Micronesia, Polynesia). These teams would be selected by OAA Selection Committee, and to include at least one (1) representative from each MF. The teams would be based off results from the past 2 years, and the best athlete in each event to be selected to their regional team.

The Oceania Cup is an alignment to the Oceania strategic plan, we want to create appealing competitions so our talented athletes can entertain and inspire. Whilst OAA has previously had team competitions, there is limited meaningful team-based athletics competitions around the world. We see the Oceania Cup, as a way forward to create a sustained high-level team competition in Oceania.

Oceania Masters Championships:

For the first time in Oceania Masters History, the OMA Championships heads to the North Pacific into the Micronesia Region. Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands and it’s characterized by sandy shores and mountainous landscape and is the perfect location for the Oceania Masters Athletics Championships 2023.

This tropical paradise offers white sandy beaches with crystal clear water and pure, fresh air. It is a throwback to a relaxed lifestyle coupled with modern hotels, incredible sights, adventurous activities, and shopping. Garapan is the epicentre of activities with many hotels, restaurants, bars, and shopping options.

Oleai Stadium will be host venue in Saipan, it was the venue for the 2022 Pacific Mini Games Athletics and Ceremonies, is currently the best facility in the pacific. The local Organising Committee and Athletics Federation demonstrated an outstanding record to host major international competitions with the Mini Games, and Micronesian Championships previously.

Competition will run from Thursday 22nd of June until Monday 26th of June.

Oceania Area Championships

The Oceania Athletics Championships will return in 2024. A host venue will be announced in the first half of 2023, with the competition to take place in May or June 2024.

For further information:

competitions@oceaniaathletics.com

RECENT NEWS