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Fiji to host Oceania Championship

The 2024 Oceania Athletics Championship will be held at the newly renovated HFC Bank Stadium from 4-8 June 2024.

The event is returning to Fiji’s capital, where the facility is being re-laid with a new track surface due for completion by mid-April 2024.

This venue is no stranger to hosting large-scale events, with a history that includes the 1990 and 2017 Area Championships, among others.

Oceania Athletics President Robin Sapong expressed excitement about the Championship returning to Fiji,

“It’s an amazing opportunity to return to Fiji for the Oceania Championship in 2024. With the growth of the Championship since the last time it was there, and the opportunities for athletes to cement their qualifying positions for Paris, it will no doubt be a great host,” said Sapong.

The event is expected to draw a significant number of participants, thanks to Fiji’s central location in the Pacific and accessible travel with 13 Federations having direct flight access.

The Championship will feature Senior and Under 18 competitions, with the former being a critical part of the qualification journey toward the Paris Olympic Games.

Local Organising Committee member, Albert Miller, highlighted the significance of the Championships for regional athletics.

“Hearing the area championship is in Fiji is a wonderful opportunity to promote athletics in the islands. Having the Championships in Fiji, the hub of the Pacific, will allow for more athletes the opportunity to come to the Championship.”

Simran Chand
Simran Chand
Journalist | news@fijilive.com

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