Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee

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Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
Country/Region  Fiji
Code FIJ
Created 1949
Recognized 1955
Continental
Association
ONOC
President Joe Rodan (2015-)
Secretary General Lorraine Mar
Website http://www.fijiolympiccommittee.com

The Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (FASANOC) was founded on 25 March 1949 and achieved International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognition on 20 September 1955. It is responsible for entering Fiji representatives in the Olympic Games and the coordination and management of Fiji Teams to the South Pacific Mini Games, South Pacific Games and the Commonwealth Games.[1] It also provides technical assistance and funding to its affiliates in the areas of coaching, athlete development, sports medicine and sports administration.

Membership[edit]

Its affiliation to sports on the Olympic programme (Re IOC 2013 Directory) are 21 affiliated sports in the Olympic Program[2] which are :

Athletics Archery Hockey
Alpine Judo Golf
Football Rugby Swimming
Badminton Table Tennis Taekwondo
Basketball Tennis Shooting
Boxing Cycling Triathlon
Volleyball Weightlifting Yachting

Its affiliation to International Federations recognised by the IOC but whose sport is not on the Games programme or whose sport is governed by an organisation recognised by the IOC (Re IOC 2013 Directory):

Baseball and Softball[3] Billiards and Snooker Karate
Netball Cricket Paralympic Sports[4]
Chess University Sports Squash
Surfing

Total affiliation to sports or organisations recognised by the IOC=10.[2] Total other affiliates: 8[2]

Other affiliates: Bodybuilding, Bowls (Lawn), Darts, Gamefishing, Outrigger Canoe Racing (Va'a), Powerlifting, Rugby League, Touch Rugby

FASANOC itself is affiliated to the International Olympic Committee, is a member of the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the Commonwealth Games Federation (suspended since 2006) and the Pacific Games Council.]]

Finance[edit]

It finances its activities through a number of sources. The Fiji Government does not assist FASANOC financially towards its administrative expenses. It does assist towards Team Fiji's preparation and participation costs. It also provides financial assistance to its affiliates for:

  • Teams touring overseas
  • Training of Elite Athletes for the preparation on International events and meets
  • For hiring of coaches and Development Officers
  • For hosting of international tournaments in Fiji

Participation in Regional Games[edit]

FASANOC has coordinated the participation of Fiji athletes in:

Empire / Commonwealth Games (since 1950) Olympic Games (since 1956) South Pacific Games (since 1963) South Pacific Mini Games (since 1981)

Fiji again participated in the Commonwealth Games in Malaysia in September 1998 & 2002 Commonwealth Games after it was readmitted to the Commonwealth in 1997. Fiji was suspended from the Commonwealth a second time in 2006 which also saw a suspension from the Commonwealth Games Federation resulting in a ban from the Games after 2006.

Participation in the Commonwealth Games[edit]

Fiji participated in the Empire / Commonwealth Games in: 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006.

Participation in the South Pacific Games[edit]

FASANOC has coordinated the participation of Fiji's athletes since the inaugural South Pacific Games which was held in Suva in 1963 and the Mini South Pacific Games first held in Honiara, Solomon Islands in 1981. This has been the major activity of FASANOC coordinating team sizes of 400+ athletes competing in up to 30 different sports in the major games and about 150 athletes competing in 9 sports in the South Pacific Mini Games.

Fiji hosted the 12th South Pacific Games in Suva from 28 June - 12 July 2003.

Fiji Sports Hall of Fame[edit]

A source of pride for FASANOC is the recognition of men and women into the Fiji Sports Hall of Fame. Since 1990, the Hall of Fame has honoured great Fiji athletes of the past who have excelled in their respective sports at international level, and every year two more are inducted. The Fiji Sports Hall of Fame was inaugurated by FASANOC and the Central Manufacturing Company Ltd.

Hall of Fame Inductees:

Year Name Name 2 Sport Sport 2
1990 Josefa Levula Mataika Tuicakau Rugby Union Athletics
1991 Mesulame Rakuro Saimone Tamani Athletics Athletics
1992 Justine Macaskill Luke Tunabuna Swimming Athletics
1993 Ana Ramacake Usaia Sotutu Athletics Athletics
1994 Merewai Turukawa Samuela Yavala Athletics Athletics
1995 Torika Varo Carl Bay Athletics Swimming
1996 Viliame Liga Subhas Chand Athletics Boxing
1997 Miriama Tuisorisori Apakuki Tuitavua Athletics Rugby

Since 1998 the rules were changed to allow an indefinite number of people to be part of the Hall of Fame

Year Winner Sport
1998 Mereoni Vibose Athletics
1999 Viliame Saulekaleka Athletics
2001 Willow Fong Women's Bowls
2001 Alipate Korovou Boxing
2002 Pio Bosco Tikoisuva Rugby union
2002 Vijay Singh Golf
2003 Joseph Rodan Athletics
2005 Waisale Serevi Rugby Sevens
2005 Ilikena Bula Cricket
2006 Maraia Lum On Women's Lawn Bowls
2006 Viliame Takayawa Judo

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