The Tuvalu Athletics Association President says being awarded membership to the International Amateur Athletics Federation is very good news.
IAAF has confirmed that Tuvalu has become it's 213 member, but this still needs to be confirmed at a meeting in Berlin next year.
"Monasi Lafae (pron Mona-see La-fay) says despite this they've already been given the green light to prepare for international events."
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It's fantastic news first of all, and yeah it will mean we will be able to participate in major international tournament, this is a tremendous boost especially the development of sports and athletics in particular in Tuvalu.