Stages pour officiels

Le RDC propose un stage pour apprendre à mesurer les courses hors stade. Le stage se fait en anglais du 31 mai au 4 juin à Brisbane. Une sélection sera donc faite suivant le nombre de demande.

Un stage d’officiel 1er degré IAAF est proposé par le RDC de l’OAA. Il se situera à Suva du 8 au 20 mai de cette année. Les cours seront donnés en anglais. La date de cloture des inscription est le 10 avril.

Nous pouvons proposer 3 personnes mais une seule sera choisie. (cela dépendra du nombre de place). Il est à rappeler qu’en 2007, nous aurons un stage en français.

Si vous êtes intéressé: contacter Titaua Maurin ou Olivier Agussan.

National Records Tumble at World Indoor Championships

The World Indoor Championships in Moscow have produced some sensational results for our Oceania Athletes. Although there was only a small Oceania contingent they certainly made up for the lack of numbers with some outstanding results.

The Oceania athletes arrived in Moscow to be greeted with some very cold weather, and some surprising new menus for them to try.

The results from the athletes have been fabulous with four national records and one personal best.

Desiree Craggette, Guam started the Oceania campaign with an 8.23 in the 60 metres. Desiree was the only female athlete to be competing at the World Indoor Championships.

Rikko Thoma produced a personal best in the men’s 60 metres in a time of 7.34. Rikko will be pleased with that performance and after a very busy 2005 season he will be looking to consolidate his performances to ensure he is chosen in the Nauru Oceania Championship team later in the year.

Tyrone Omar, Northern Mariana Islands, was the next Oceania athlete to come of the blocks in the 60 metres and he produced a national record with a time of 7.17. Tyrone had an impressive 2005 season when he finished second in the 100 metres at the Micronesia Championships and then went on to win the 200 metres. Tyrone is certainly an athlete to keep your eye on in the future.

Francis Manioru wasn’t to be outdone by his fellow Oceania athletes and he also produced a national record with a run of 7.07 in the 60 metres. A great performance for our Solomon Island athlete.

The 400 metres for men also produced some great results for our athletes with Nicholas Mangham, Palau setting a record in his race with a time of 54.80. Nicholas has been concentrating on the combined events at recent events, but he might now like his chances in the 400 metres.

The performance of the day surely went to Isaac YaYa, Tahiti who produced a 48.45 National Record in the Men’s 400 metres. His coach Olivier Agussan, promised that Isaac could `run in the snow’ if he bettered his record – we just hope that it’s not too cold for Isaac!

Only one Oceania athlete is still to compete at the Championships, AveleTanielu from Samoa. Avele will compete in the 60 metre hurdles later today.

While the competition is over for most of our athletes we should certainly be proud of their performances. They will all get the opportunity to enjoy the Opening Ceremony tonight and then it’s time for the long flight home.

First IAAF Council meeting for 2006

  1. Pierre Weiss has been appointed by the Council as the Acting General Secretary to replace Istvan.  Pierre and the IAAF President will work together on a restructuring and reorganisation of the IAAF office so that the workload is distributed more evenly.
  2. The Oceania Area has the highest rate of participation in World Athletics Day (89%).  Congratulations to those Member federations who agreed to take part in this program.
  3. Member Federations which do not submit all the required Annual Report documentation for 2005 by 19 April 2006 will not receive any of their IAAF Grant for 2006!  No money at all!   Consequently, can I please beg you to complete and submit your Annual Report Form, Project Proposal Form, Aquittal Form and Inventory by or before 19 April 2006.  (I already advised you of this previously).
  4. The Constitutions of all Area Associations are being examined by the IAAF Juridical Commission to ensure that they comply with IAAF requirements.  We will receive advice from the Juridical Commission in time for us to ask any necessary remedial action at our 2007 Area Congress.
  5. The venues for future IAAF competitons were decided:
    –   2008 World Junior Championships – Bydoszcz (Poland)
    –   2010 World Junior Championships – Moncton (Canada)
    –   2008 World Road Running Championships – Rio de Janiero (Brazil)
    –   2010 World Cup in Athletics – Split (croatia)
  6. There is to be a meeting of the Presidents and General Secretaries of the Area Assoiations in Paris in June.  One of the important responsibilities of this meeting will be to co-ordinate the world-wide competition calendar for the next four years.  Consequently, please expect yvonne to ask you to provide the dates of your national championships for each year up to 2010!
  7. The IAAF had a better than expected financial outcome in 2005 coming in USD 2 million ahead of budget.
  8. Two Oceania Member Federations have not yet paid their annual subscription fees to the IAAF.  I (or Yvonne) will contact these Federations to ensure that they do so.
  9. There is a news item on the IAAF website providing more information about the ouitcomes of the Council meeting.