Fiji Time: 9:05 PM on Sunday 30 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Runners head for Fiji

Rashneel Kumar
Sunday, January 05, 2014

ATHLETICS Fiji is set to host the Oceania Cross Country Championships for the first time in September this year.

The championship will have athletes from all member federations of the Oceania region including Australia and New Zealand.

Athletics Fiji interim president Doctor Ayoade Alakija said they were excited about this new development.

She said they have been in negotiation with resorts and other potential partners for a couple of weeks.

"There is tremendous potential for our sport and it is expected that this event will bring in a couple of million dollars in tourism as we welcome athletes from as far afield as Dubai, Kenya and Morocco," Dr Alakija said.

"We are hoping to make it an annual event."

Dr Alakija said they were working along the International Association of Athletics Federations directive to make the sport accessible to all.

"Therefore, we want to work with OAA (Oceania Athletics Association) and other development partners to promote healthy living and prevent NCDs whilst also scouting out potential talent for the future.

"Most of all it is about getting out there and having a good time!"








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65730.6383
JPY 54.283651.2836
GBP 0.37250.3645
EUR 0.44340.4314
NZD 0.70770.6747
AUD 0.64900.6240
USD 0.48450.4675

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kepa clarifies change
  2. Health need
  3. USP wage dispute
  4. Raw talents mesmerise judges
  5. Dialysis cost
  6. Cruise liner visit brings good cash
  7. Health safety focus
  8. NFP youth forum
  9. Ranking subject to debate
  10. Minister pleads for reading habit

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mystery chests Friday (28 Apr)
  2. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  3. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  5. Assault allegation Saturday (29 Apr)
  6. Villagers defy State sacking Thursday (27 Apr)
  7. Hard work never fails Thursday (27 Apr)
  8. Biman 'removed' Friday (28 Apr)
  9. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  10. A mother's sacrifice Monday (24 Apr)