Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo
|Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo
|Founded||September 14, 1982|
|President||Roberto Gesta de Melo|
|Secretary||Juan Alberto Scarpín|
The Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo (AIA; Iberoamerican Athletics Association) is the governing body for the sport of athletics of European, Latinamerican, and African countries with iberian origin and/or Spanish or Portuguese language. Current president is Roberto Gesta de Melo from Brazil.
AIA was founded on September 14, 1982 in Madrid, Spain. First president was Juan Manuel de Hoz from Spain. Founder members were Portugal, Spain, and 20 Latinamerican countries. In 1996, AIA was extended by six African countries. In 2005, Andorra joined, and last, Aruba was admitted to send athletes for the 2012 Ibero-American Championships.
AIA organizes the following championships:
- Ibero-American Championships (Spanish: Campeonato Iberoamericano de Atletismo)
- Ibero-American Marathon/Half Marathon Championships (Spanish: Campeonato Iberoamericano de Maratón/Media Maratón)
There are 30 member federaions.
- Estatutos - Texto Aprobado por unanimidad en la Asamblea General de Berlín, el día 11 de agosto de 2009 (in Spanish), Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo, August 11, 2009, retrieved September 28, 2012
- Consejo Directivo (in Spanish), Asociación Iberoamericana de Atletismo, retrieved September 28, 2012
- El Atletismo Iberoamericano (PDF) (in Spanish), Real Federación Española de Atletismo, retrieved September 28, 2012