Superior Athleticism Separated from Wannabes

Believe you me or not; there’s no justice running against a boy or girl of your age group who is two-feet taller; it’s neither fun throwing the shot-put against a kid whose been raised on hamburgers and chips (french-fries).   

Pitted against their taller counterparts, being “short” is definitely a disadvantage, as evidenced in this the third day of high school track and field competitions at Teufaiva Stadium. These minnows are a joy to watch competing amongst much taller and bigger athletes including schools from ‘Eua, Ha’apai, and Vava’u outer islands.

Adidas pulls out of athletics deal

The BBC understands Adidas informed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in November that it was considering ending the relationship early as a result of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) Independent Commission's first report, which detailed claims of "state sponsored doping" within Russia.

Athletics Fiji pays for all its expenses

According to the national federation, they do not want their athletes to worry about raising money but concentrate on performance only.

Each athlete was levied $1650 and sports such as touch rugby did not make the cut while volleyball was rescued in the last minute.

Athletics Fiji development officer Joseph Rodan Junior explained was hey did it.

“In the era or amateurism that most minor sports fall under, the biggest challenge for any federation is financial support.