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  1. AREA NEWS: FEBRUARY
  2. Ratcliffe Sets New Area Record at Porritt Classic
  3. Oceania 20km Race Walk Championships
  4. Fiji’s Sprinter, Heleina Young, Awarded Inaugural Scholarship
  5. Tokyo Qualifiers, Records, and GIO OzDay10k
  6. Hull and Baxter Set New Area Records
  7. Palau: 4th Annual Koror Kolor Run
  8. Maurie Plant: Tributes and Memories
  9. 2020 Melanesian Championships: New Location
  10. NMA 38th Annual Christmas Island Relay
  11. Congratulations to newly elected OAA President Robin Sapong Eugenio of the Northen Mariana Islands
  12. McSweyn claims Zatopek 10,000m Victory in Record Time
  13. Sir Peter Snell, a New Zealand Athletic Legend who Always be Remembered
  14. Day 9 & 10: Doha Report
  15. Doha Report: Day 8
  16. Doha Day 7: Report
  17. Doha Report: Day 6
  18. Doha Report: Day 3
  19. Doha – Day Two
  20. Day 1: Competition Begins
  21. Press Release: 2021 OCEANIA AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS
  22. Sally Pearson, one of Australia’s greatest Olympians, has announced her retirement. 
  23. Oceania Athletics Council 2019-2023
  24. 300 DAYS TO GO: BATHURST 2021
  25. Nauru Athletics Commence Annual Tradition
  26. 2021 Oceania Athletics Championships: Vanuatu
  27. Northern Marianas Athletics: All Schools in Fall an Option
  28. Paralympics New Zealand Present Order of Merit to Raylene Bates

History of the OAA Council

On 21st August 1969 delegates from Pacific Countries gathered at a meeting in Port Moresby. This meeting was the first Congress held for Oceania “A Congress of the delegates of Member Countries of the Australasian Area”. Six out of the nine Member Federations attended (Australia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, New Hebrides (now called Vanuatu) and Western Samoa). Fiji and New Zealand sent letters of support, while the Cooks Island were not represented. Observers from American Samoa, Solomon Islands, French Polynesia, Guam and New Caledonia also attended.

From this Congress a Committee of four members (non-elected) was formed to set up a draft of rules for the a new Association, whose name today is Oceania Athletics Association. These members were:

–          Arthur Hodsdon – Chairman  (Australia)

–          Clive Lee (Australia)

–          James Dunn (Papua New Guinea)

–          Yet to be named (New Zealand)

From that year onwards the Council of Oceania Athletics Association has been elected by Member Federations. Please see information relating to each Council on the right hand side of this page.