Kiribati Athletics Association

The Kiribati Athletics Association (KAA) is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the Kiribati.[1][2] It is suspended by Kiribati National Olympic Committee and OAA since 2020.

Kiribati Athletics Association
Kiribati Athletics Association Logo.png
SportAthletics
AbbreviationKAA
Founded1999 (1999)
AffiliationIAAF
Affiliation date1999 (1999)
Regional affiliationOAA
Affiliation dateSuspended since 2020
HeadquartersSouth Tarawa, Tarawa
PresidentBrian Fukuyama
Official website
www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=2-1153-0-0-0
Kiribati

HistoryEdit

Athletes from Kiribati (then Gilbert Islands) participated already at the 1963,[3][4] 1966,[5] and 1971 South Pacific Games,[6] as part of a combined Gilbert and Ellice Islands team. After separation of the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and independence, athletes from now Kiribati attended the 1979 South Pacific Games for the first time.[7] and the Micronesian Games in 1998.[8]

The official foundation of KAA occurred in 1999, and its affiliation to the IAAF in the same year.[9]

Mwaereiti Burennatu was elected new president of KAA in 2000.[10] In April 2005, Simon Burennatu was elected president.[11] He was followed by Tierata Taukaban. In July 2009, he was replaced by Arobati Brechtefeld[12] who served until 2012.

President was Tonana George[1][2] until his replacement by Brian Fukuyama in May 2019.

AffiliationsEdit

Moreover, it is part of the following national organisations:

National recordsEdit

KAA maintains the Kiribati records in athletics.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kiribati Athletics Association, IAAF, retrieved January 28, 2014
  2. ^ a b KIRIBATI ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION, Oceania Athletics Association, retrieved January 28, 2014
  3. ^ History - MORE THAN FIFTY YEARS., Kiribati Athletics Association, retrieved January 28, 2014
  4. ^ Snow, Bob (September 12, 2011), SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES RESULTS (PDF), Oceania Athletics Association, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved January 28, 2014
  5. ^ Snow, Bob (October 20, 2012), SECOND SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES - NOUMEA 1966 - FULL RESULTS OF THE ATHLETICS COMPETITION (PDF), Oceania Athletics Association, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved January 28, 2014
  6. ^ SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES - Pirae, French Polynesia 1971 (PDF), Oceania Athletics Association, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved January 28, 2014
  7. ^ SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES - Suva, Fiji 1979 (PDF), Oceania Athletics Association, archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2013, retrieved January 28, 2014
  8. ^ Snow, Bob (September 3, 1998), PACIFIC ISLANDS ATHLETICS STATISTICS # 6/98 - MICRONESIAN GAMES - AUGUST 1st to 9th, 1998 - KOROR, REPUBLIC OF PALAU _ ATHLETICS COMPETITION - FULL RESULTS, Athletics Papua New Guinea, pp. 12–15, retrieved January 28, 2014
  9. ^ International Association of Athletics Federations - Constitution - In force as from 1st November 2011, IAAF, p. 57, retrieved January 28, 2014
  10. ^ IAAF Newsletter n. 41, May 2000 - In Brief ... (PDF), IAAF, May 2000, p. 8, archived from the original (PDF) on August 16, 2012, retrieved January 28, 2014
  11. ^ Kiribati Annual General Meeting Results, Oceania Athletics Association, April 5, 2005, retrieved January 28, 2014
  12. ^ Introducing the new President of KAA, Kiribati Athletics Association, July 20, 2009, retrieved January 28, 2014