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  2. Brian Roe – World Athletics Plaque of Merit
  3. Pacific Pride: Tokyo Olympic Wrap Up
  4. Historical Moment for Ashley Moloney; Oceania’s first Decathlon Olympic Medal
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  6. Flack, Snell, Doubell … Peter Bol?
  7. Dame Valerie Adams: Oceania Athletics’ GOAT
  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. Cross Country on a Volcano
  46. Oceania Athletics Coaches’ Association – OACA: November 2021
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TECHNICAL OFFICIALS

Athletics events do not run themselves. Any country with a competition programme will need Officials to conduct competitions according to the rules and ensure that athletes have every chance of achieving their best performance.

Every Carnival, Club Night, Competition, Schools Meet and Championships owes much of its success to the volunteer Officials. Federations, Associations and Clubs are always on the look out for new officials and volunteers.

A fun and rewarding part of the sport officiating for most begins at low key competitions in their local club night, and for some, it can take you all the way to the Olympic Games. At the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Oceania had 7 officials who were appointed to the Games.

Officiating, and officials, can have an impact on the whole spectrum of athletes, from grassroots, to One Day Tour Meets, to Masters athletes, and everything in between. Each Technical Official is different, and there is a role for everyone who is willing to assist.

Officiating Athletics competitions is flexible and fun. Officials can attend as many or as few events based on their circumstances. Even if you are only able to come to one or two events per year or help out once a month, there is an opportunity for you to be a part of the officiating community.

BENEFITS OF OFFICIATING INCLUDE:

  • The opportunity to remain involved in athletics if a person is unable to compete
  • An opportunity to socialise with like-minded individuals
  • The ability to be involved in, and give back to, a community focused organisation
  • Assist athletes to perform at their best and achieve their goals and dreams
  • The opportunity to officiate at National Athletics Events and Championships
  • The ability to progress to International competition such as the Olympic Games for those with greater ambitions

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How to Become an Official: 

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