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Blast from the Past: Ana Ramacake Birch

Ana Ramacake Birch, Fiji’s brilliant woman sprinter and long jumper hailed from Visama in Tailevu and attended Lelean Memorial School. She was the record holder for the 200m at 24.6s and long jump at 5.93m in 1969.more

Vibose for Masters Event

FORMER Fiji South Pacific Games gold medallist Mereoni Vibose will represent Fiji to the World Masters Athletics Championship (WMAC) which will be held in Perth, Australia from October 26 to November 2.more

Epeli Finishes 11th

Epeli's 2016 season came to an epic close after finishing with a Paralympic Ranking of 11 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics last Saturday.more

Paralympians Settle in Fast

“We have already acclimatized to their (Rio) time.” These are the words of Paralympic coach Ben Qumi as he and para-athlete Epeli Baleibau get themselves acquainted with Rio. It’s a common practice that all athletes do when competing in another country.more

Sisilia: Truly a humbling experience

Fortunate and blessed, those are the most common words that seem to resonate from Sisilia every time you ask her about her experience at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio, this was even highlighted in numerous articles published in the Fiji Times and Fiji Sun just weeks prior to her leaving for Rio.more

Family support drives Goulding

NOTHING can be compared with the feeling of participating at the Olympics...more

Country Boy Legacy

THE desire to make his parents proud inspired country boy Albert Miller to emerge out of the blue and create his legacy as a three-time Olympian.more

Melanesian Championships hailed a success

With over 500 athletes and 100 Technical Officials the Melanesian Championships were a huge success for the region. It’s been a big year with three Regional Championships with the Polynesian Championships in April, the Micronesian Championships in June and finally the Melanesian Championships in July.more

Primary schools athletics to get improved annual sponsorship

The Fiji Primary Schools’ Athletics Association has confirmed that they are in the process of signing an improved annual sponsorship with FMF Foods Limited.more

Blast from the Past

Sotutu: Our Famous 1970s Olympian.more

"I'm so blessed"

Sisilia Seavula is grateful to be given the nod to represent Fiji in athletics at the Rio Olympics next month.more

Qumi Positive of Epeli's Potential

FIJI'S Paralympic coach to the 2016 Rio Olympics Benedito Qumi is focused on gearing up his athlete for an improved performance and placing at the world's biggest sporting carnival.more

Team Fiji to Rio 2016

Press release of the Fiji Team to the Rio Olympicsmore

Speeding away more than two decades ago

JONE Delai laughed and shook his head as he looked at a printout of the back page of The Fiji Times published on July 17, 1992. It read "Fiji trio scoops sprints glory." A young Jone Delai is pictured racing to the finish of the 100m race ahead of compatriots Anare Ragigia and Solomone Bole.more

2016 Melanesian Regional Championships

Team Fiji highlights..more

Final Bid

FIJI's javelin thrower Leslie Copeland has one last chance to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games.more

Western and Island Athletes

Just over 40% of the Fiji Melanesian Team consists of the Island, West and Northern athletes.more

Mental Preperation

MENTAL preparation is vital for the young athletes' budding career as they prepare for the 2016 Melanesian Athletics Championship which will be held in Suva next month.more

Warning for athletes

A stern warning is sent out to all the athletes who are contemplating a move to another sport ahead of the 2016 Melenesian Athletics Championship which will be held in Suva next month...more

Games Expectation

THE 2016 Melanesian Athletics Championship is expected to rake in about $2.5 million into the country through sports tourism.more

Rakuro Challenge: East vs. West

This weekend will see to the revival of the Rakuro Challenge: East vs West Athletics Competition at the Lautoka Methodist Primary School grounds on the 11th June, 2016more

Mala's Legacy

MALAKAI Veisamasama was one man that held the fort together for Athletics Fiji trying to steer them into the right direction when differences caused a split among the executives.more

Tabakaucoro clocks season's best

Banuve Tabakaucoro, Leslie Copeland and Alesi Finau competed at the NQSF All comers meet over the weekendmore

Back in time: One nervous track Olympian

IN 1996, 18-year-old Jovesa Naivalu rewrote the California State 110m hurdles record for the third time in a span of three monthsmore

New venue for athletics meet

THE Shop N Save-sponsored Fiji athletics team competition will move to a new venue next week before the start of the Melanesian Athletics Championship at the ANZ Stadium in Suva next monthmore

Set for National Duty

LONG-DISTANCE runner Ashneel Nand will be out to get all the experience he can at the 2016 Melanesian Athletics Championship at the ANZ Stadium in Suva next month.more

Miller confident for Tabakaucoro and Copeland to qualify for Olympics

Athletics Fiji coach Albert Miller is confident that South Pacific sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro and javelin thrower Leslie Copeland will qualify for the Rio Olympicsmore

Rodan Jnr: Time for Exposure

THE Melanesian Athletics Championships will expose local athletes to international standard competitions says chief development officer Joseph Rodan Jrmore

Melanesian Championships to be aired live

Fiji TV to air Melanesian Championships Live and Exclusive on Fiji Onemore

Shop N Save Athletics Fiji Grand Prix Winners

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Hitting the Big Time

AN emotional Makelesi Batimala took to the podium during BSP Fiji Group's financial support presentation reflecting on a journey she took not so long ago and a journey countless others are about to make or will make.more

Banuve Clock's Season Best in 200m

Banuve backs up strong performance in the 100m with a 2nd place finish and a season's best in the 200m a day after the 100m finals.more

Copeland and Tabakaucoro shine at Taiwan Open

Banuve Tabakaucoro and Leslie Copeland medal at the 2016 Taiwan Athletics Open.more

Snow Talks Future After Coke Games

With the 2016 Coke Games behind us, former Oceania Athletics observer Bob Snow strongly believes the biggest problem in Fiji is athletes leaving the sport after the Fiji finals for other sports.more

Chance for our young athletes

Athletes have been selected for the final trials for the Melanesian Championship to be held in Suva in July.

With majority of athletes being high school students, Athletics Fiji chief technical officer Albert Miller said this would be a good opportunity for them to represent the country.more

Shop N Save Sponsorship Renewed

Hon. Prime Minister, Minister for iTaukei Affairs and Sugar Voreqe Bainimarama officiated as chief guest at the sponsorship signing between Athletics Fiji and Shop n Save Supermarket.more

Athletics Fiji, A Success Story

Athletics Fiji continues to set the pace for sporting organisations in Fiji.more

Athletics Fiji to Conduct Local Grand Prix Series

Shop n Save Athletics Fiji will be conducting a local Grand Prix Competition during the month of February 2016.

It will be known as the Athletics Fiji Shop n Save Grand Prix Series.more

Fiji leads tally in Australian Deaf Games

Fiji currently leads the medal standing at the Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide.

Fiji is three gold medals ahead of second placed New South Wales.

All their gold so far came from the Athletics competitionmore

Tuivanuavou hits another milestone

Team Fiji athlete and Olympic hopeful Milika Tuivanuavou has added another notch to her impressive athletic career.more

Fiji wins six gold medals in Athletics competition at the Deaf Games

Team Fiji has made their presense felt on the opening day of the Australian Deaf Games in Adelaide.

Fiji won a number of medals in the Athletics competition and ended day one with six gold, three silver and five bronze medals.more

Banuve sets sight on China

2015 PACIFIC sprint king Banuve Tabakaucoro is psyched up for a good outing at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. Tabakaucoro left the country on Tuesday morning in the hopes of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in the 100-metres event. Long jumper Waisale Dausoko is also at the world championships.more

Athletics Celebrations World Athletics Day

SHOP N SAVE Athletics Fiji head coach Albert Miller is calling on the kids to take part in athletics as World Athletics Day was marked yesterday.

As part of the celebrations, the sports federation had a fun day for children at ANZ Stadium in Suva and about 60 young runners from around the country took part in the program.

Miller said schools in the country should give equal priority to all smore

Coca-Cola Games Live Results

Coca-Cola Games Live Resultsmore

Eugene Vollmer & Milika Tuivanuavou Off To the USA

Two of Athletics Fiji Gold medal prospects Milika Tuivanuavou and Eugene Vollmer will be leaving for the USA on Sunday 5th April for 2 weeks to compete at the Pomona Pitzer Invitational, Mt. SAC Relays, and Azusa Pacific Invitational Track & Field Meets. The two were USA Scholarship recipients and graduates at Fresno State Universitymore

PM provides new track shoes for Waidina Secondary School girls

MARIA Beranadeta, 16, and Silivia Wasekula, 15, were warming up at the practice tracks behind ANZ Stadium for the 5000 metre race when an unexpected guest walked in and what followed is almost like a fairytale story.

This happened during the Shop N Save Easter Athletics Championships yesterday.more

Banuve back in top form in sprints

BANUVE Tabakaucoro was in form yesterday afternoon at the Shop N Save Easter Athletics Championship as he blitzed through in the sprint events.more

New Challenge For Erasito

With the 2015 Coca-Cola Games in April, Adi Cakobau School (ACS) has identified their gold medal prospects after their inter-house at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.

One of those top prospects is Belinda Lupe Druava Erasito from Malahaha, Rotumore

Athletes Prepare For Trials

Shop N Save Athletics Fiji’s Twilight Games was held at the ANZ Stadium in Suva last Friday.

This is to prepare athletes for the Pacific Games trials on February 28.more

Athletics boost

ATHLETICS Fiji received a major boost following a historic sponsorship signing yesterday.

Retail shop, Shop N Save Supermarket presented $65,000 sponsorship to help the sporting body this season.

Athletics Fiji president Joe Rodan said the support was timely as they were working on reviving the sport in the country.more

Big names for awards nominees

AN exciting list of nominees was revealed yesterday for the main prize in the 2014 Fiji Sports Awards to be held on February 27 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.more

Athletics Fiji Officials happy with outcome

ATHLETICS Fiji officials were pleased yesterday with the turnout as the first national trial started at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterdaymore

Athletics Fiji to select national squad

THE first of the three national trials to pick a national athletics squad will happen on Saturday as all major sporting bodies are concentrating on the Pacific Games in Papua New Guineamore

Athletics Fiji training squad attends coaching clinic

THE Athletics Fiji training squad for the Pacific Games is part of a coaching clinic which started yesterday at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.more

Bondwell Fiji donates Computer to Athletics Fiji

Athletics Fiji received a timely donation of a desk top computer and printer from Bondwell Fiji by the General Manager of Bondwell Fiji, Mr Jeetesh Kumar.more

Athletics Fiji conducts IAAF Level 1 Coaches Course

Athletics Fiji is currently conducting an IAAF CECS Level 1 Coaches Course from 1 December to 12 December 2014. The Course is being held at FASANOC with practical sessions at the ANZ Stadium . 22 participants including coaches from primary, secondary and special schools from the Central and Western Divisions are attending the Course.more

Jone Delai inducted into Fiji Sports Hall of Fame

In front of a full house at the Novotel Convention Centre, Lami, 2 Sporting greats of Fiji were inducted into the Fiji Sports Hall of Fame and 2 outstanding sports administrators were conferred the Fiji Olympic Order.more

Olympic Scholarships for Athletes "Rio 2016"

Six deserving Fiji athletes will receive these scholarships to assist in their bid to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.more

Kids Athletics Course for Special Schools

A Kids Athletics Course for Teachers and Coaches from Special School in the Central Division got underway at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Wednesday 12 November 2014.more

Western Chow Games Biggest Event

NEXT week's Western Chow Games at Govind Park in Ba will be the biggest since its inception in 2012.more

Technical Officials prepare for Central Dvisional Chow Games

A one day Technical Officials Workshop for Technical Officials for the Central Primary Schools Athletics FMF Chow Games was held at the ANZ Stadium in Suva on Saturday 1 November 2014.more

An event to remember

JET Runners Athletics club president Abinesh Kumar hailed last weekend's cross country race at Nabukelevu Village in Serua as an event to remember this year.more

Successful Games

ATHLETES at the 2014 Northern Chow Games have been encouraged to grab hold of the teachings imparted to them by their teachers to help them shape their attitude and future sporting careersmore

Organisers hailed

FIELDING 86 teams and being the longest travelling team to this year's North Chow Games, the team from Taveuni have applauded the move by the games organisers to bring the event closer to them.more

Eastern Schools Special Olympics

First special Olympics Fiji for Eastern special schools studentsmore

A memorable moment for Copeland and Vollmer with Prince Harry

It is a moment that Fijian athletes, Leslie Copeland and Eugene Vollmer will cherish for the rest of their lives.

Copeland and Vollmer played a Playstation game with Prince Harry at the Commonwealth Games village in Glasgow last night.more

Uluiyata fails to Qualify

COCA-Cola Games record holder Batinisavu Uluiyata failed to live up to expectations at the World Junior Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon, US.more

Fun run organised in memory of fallen track star

ORGANISERS are expecting about 500 runners to compete at the Korovuto College Fun Run in Nadi tomorrow.

The event will be held in memory of fallen track star, Roy Ravana Jr and is expected to be the biggest event hosted by the Jet Runners Club this year.more

Team Fiji in baton relay

THE Queen's Baton visited Team Fiji's camp yesterday at the Commonwealth Games Athletes' Village in Glasgow.more

Ni Sa Moce Ana

Fijian sports icon and hall of famer laid to rest in Lautokamore

World Junior Athletics Championships 2014

Uluiyata out to improve his timemore

TEAM FIJI DEPARTS FOR 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

COMPETING against some of the world's top sprinters at the Commonwealth Games was not on her mind until she was given a lifetime opportunity to represent the country at this high profile event.more

Suva Marathon

CHRIS Daniel has formed a Suva Marathon Club which would host its first event on October 4.more

WORLD ATHLETICS DAY 2014

World Athletics Day was celebrated in Fiji in conjunction with the Annual Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, Coca Cola Games from 25th to 26th April.

Also to mark World Athletics Day a Kids Athletics program was organised on May 10th at the Gospel School Ground which saw 50 children from the ages of 6 yrs to 13 yrs taking part in a 2 hour programmore

Coca Cola Games 2014 Day 2

HIGHLIGHTS from Day Two 26th April 2014more

Coca Cola Games 2014 Day 1

HIGHLIGHTS from Day One 25th April 2014more

Test for school athletes

Schools and athletes preparing for the zone competitions later this week participated in the Athletics Fiji-organised weekend competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.more

Nadroga navosa Athletics Zone

New winners in Nadroga Navosa zone meet
NEW winners were crowned in this year's Coca-Cola Games Nadroga Navosa athletics zone meetmore

Support for Coca Cola Games

THE annual Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Championships (FSSAC) may not have financial difficulties for the next five years.

This is after Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji (CCAF) renewed its sponsorship to cater for the event till 2018.more

Nadi Zone Athletics

New winner in Nadimore

Lautoka Zone Athlletics

Jasper, Natabua retain Lautoka zone athletics titlesmore

FIJI'S suspension from the Commonwealth Games has been lifted.

This was decided at the 43rd meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in London on Friday.more

Queen Victoria School Interhouse

Rewa reigns onmore

Fiji to compete at Glasgow 2014

The Commonwealth has downgraded its suspension of Fiji, allowing it to compete at the Glasgow 2014 games.more

LDS Interhouse

Mulekites edge former LDS inter-house championsmore

Middle & Long Distance Coaching Clinic.

NATIONAL long-distance coach Maciu Koroitamana conducted a clinic last week for coaches aspiring to train Fiji's future long and middle-distance runners.more

Athletes battle in Lautoka event

LAUTOKA athletics giants Natabua High and Jasper Williams High schools will face off with Central Division giants Marist Brothers High School, Adi Cakobau and Gospel in a friendly competition this morning at Natabua High School ground.more

Jai Narayan College Interhouse

Agitosh Singh of Jai Narayan College Yellow House wins this senior boys 200 metres heat.more

Fiji Athlete Ana Baleiveicau competes for NMMI

Baleveicau's 7th place finish is only the 3rd National Medal won by NMMI women in 8 years.more

Fiji Athletes to compete at Australian Junior Championships

Athletics Fijis eight member Athletics Team left this morning to participate in the 2014 Australian Junior Championshipsmore

Numbers increase in athletics meet

MORE than 200 athletes participated in yesterday's athletics competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.more

Banuve, Turner win top awards

PACIFIC sprint king Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro won his first Sportsman of the Year award at the 2013 Fiji Sports Awards at the Vodafone Arena last night.more

Athletes impress at season opener

ATHLETICS Fiji officials were pleased with the performance of the athletes in their season opening competition at the ANZ Stadium in Suva yesterday.more

New athletics season

Suva Athletics competition beginsmore

Fiji Masters Athletics

Masters athletics revivedmore

Photo Finish at Western Chow Games

Athletics Fiji photo finish equipment was in use for the recent Western District Chow games which was held at Churchill Park, Lautoka.more

Commonwealth Games ban stays

Commonwealth Games ban staysmore

Gold medal gift

Gold medal giftmore

Suva Blue wins Central games

Suva Blue wins Central gamesmore

Lautoka wins West event

Lautoka wins West eventmore

Chambers blitz grass tracks

Chambers blitz grass tracksmore

Gau lass wins gold

Gau lass wins goldmore

Chambers top bet in West

Chambers top bet in Westmore

Support for athletes

Support for athletesmore

Nasinu's top bet at the Games

Nasinu's top bet at the Gamesmore

Athletes urged to enjoy

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Parents leads kid's race

Parents leads kid's racemore

Nasinu aims high

Nasinu aims highmore

Students Ready for Competition

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8 Districts for West Chow Games

8 Districts for West Chow Gamesmore

Tailevu South returns to annual Chow Games

Tailevu South returns to annual Chow Gamesmore

Rotuma to compete at Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Competition

Rotuma to compete at Fiji Primary Schools Athletics Competitionmore

Northland Back in Chow Games

Northland back in Chow Games.more

KIDS ATHLETICS PROGRAMS

Kids Athletics Programs Naitasiri, Tailevu & Namosimore

BENEDITO QUMI ATTENDS COACHING COURSE IN KOREA

BENEDITO QUMI ATTENDS COACHING COURSE IN KOREAmore

Banuve finishes season with strong performances.

Banuve Tabakaucoro has finished off the 2013 season with 2 impressive wins in New Caledonia. A the first competition in Kone on the 10thOctober Banuve ran 10.49 into a slight head wind to take out the 100m. In his second run in the capital, Noumea he only needed a 10.66 into a 1.6 headwind to take out his second title.more

Paralympic winner inspires athletes

ILIESA Delana yesterday took part in the National Games for Special and Inclusive Athletes to inspire the youngsters that were part of the competition.more

ATHLETICS SEASON KICKS OFF

Competition Saturday 8 December 2012more

China helps Athletes.

THE Fiji University Sports Association (FUSA) received a major boost yesterday in their bid to send a team to the 2011 World University Games.

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BANUVE TABAKAUCORO (FIJI) – A Profile

The undoubted star of the Oceania Regional Athletics Championships that have recently finished in Apia, Samoa, was the 18-year-old sprinter from Fiji, Ratu Banuve Tabakaucoro.

 

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CocaCola Games/Powerade Games Preview 2011

The school term is drawing to a close in Fiji and that signals the Finals of the Fiji Secondary Schools Athletics Championships, this year known as the Powerade Games. It seems as though for months the local press has been full of stories about inter-house competitions and zone competitions, but now there will be a couple of frenzied weeks of articles about the main individual contenders and the more fancied schools, with the occasional concession made to athletes from remote parts of the country who will be making their first entry into this competition.

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Copeland on Track

National Fiji javelin champion Leslie Copeland is on track with his preparations for the Pacific Games in September, taking out two more competition titles in Australia recently.

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Javelin thrower Leslie Copeland bound for Australia

Fiji's top Javelin thrower, Leslie Copeland and his coach James Goulding fly out of the country for an 8-week training attachement at the Oceania Athletics Association's High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) based on the Gold Coast in Australia. 

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Delana targets more medals

ILIESA Delana created history last weekend by winning a Silver Medal at the World Paralympics Championships which was held in Christchurch in New Zealand

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Best Technical Official In Pacific : Chris Waqa

2009 FASANOC Sports Techinical Official of the year was also presented with PGC Technical Official of the year, which was presented at  PGC AGM in New Caledonia.

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Call for Champions

CALL FOR CHAMPIONS! Make a Difference- Become a Champion…. The STOP HIV Program of FASANOC is inviting former or current National Sports Representatives, interested in becoming a STOP HIV Champion for 2011. This is an honorary position and as a STOP HIV Champion, you will be delivering information through educational programs on the prevention of HIV & AIDS to the sportspeople of Fiji.more

Fiji Athlete Wins First Ever Olympic Games Medal for FIJI

Lepani Naivalu has performed brilliantly at the Singapore youth Olympic games. Lepani is the first athlete to make an Olympic final and has now won a bronze medal as part of the Oceania boys medley relay team.more

Scholarships for London 2012

Athletics Fiji athlete Leslie copeland has been awarded an IOC scholarship for London 2012, leslie has been awarded because of his performances over the last year.more

Oceania Cross Country Championships

Kavitesh Behari competes at the Oceania cross country championships.more

Lepani Naivalu runs PB in Olympic Final

Taking the blocks with "shaking legs" in front of a packed Bishan Stadium, Lepani Naivalu achieved his goal for the 100m final at the Youth Olympics Games – running a personal best time of 10.79 seconds.more

Naivalu Makes 100m Olympic Final

Fiji has its first Olympic finalist, with Lepani Naivalu winning his 100m heat in a time of 10.9more

Athletics Fiji elects new Board Member and Secretary General.

Due to the resignation of Mr. Gabrieli Qoro as the Secretary General of Athletics the Athletics Fiji Board last night nominated and unanimously voted MRS LITIA SENIBULU to be our newest Board member.
The Board also unanimously voted current Board Member MR. ROY RAVANA as the new Secretary General of Athletics Fiji.more

Banuve - through to the Semi Finals at the IAAF World Youth

Fijian flyer Banuve Tabakaucoro set the standard in the men's 100m heats with an outstanding personal best of 10.70s in heat one to easily qualify him for the second round.more

Niko Back on Track

High Performance Manager, Phil Hazlett says "The screening process is step one of the sport science program, with the information we have been able to obtain we can now construct a specific ongoing monitoring process which will see further sport science testing, specific program construction, and recovery processes all tailored to meet Niko's specific needs"more

Athletics President awarded IOC Youth and Sport Trophy

Last Wednesday night at Fiji Olympic House, FASANOC was pleased to present the President of Athletics Fiji, Filimoni "Vuli" Waqa, the 2008 IOC "Youth and Sport" Trophy.more

Pre Comp for Coke Games

Pre Competitions for Coca Cola Games this Saturday 25th April.more

Easter National Championships

Easter National Championships will be held this Easter Friday and Saturday at the TFL National Stadiummore
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