North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association

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North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Athletic Association
Logo nacac 2010 peq.jpg
Formation 1988
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Santurce, Puerto Rico
Membership 31 member federations
Official language English and Spanish
President Puerto Rico Víctor López

The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) is the continental confederation governing body of athletics for national governing bodies and multi-national federations within North America, Central America and the Caribbean. NACAC is one of six area associations of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). NACAC was founded on December 10, 1988, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1]


Amadeo Francis (Puerto Rico) was elected first president of the association. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003.[1] In 2007 Neville "Teddy" McCook (Jamaica) was elected as new president.[2][3] He was re-elected in 2011.[4] After he died on February 11, 2013, Alain Jean-Pierre from Haïti, treasurer of NACAC and president of the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC), acted as interim president. On August 7, 2013, Víctor López from Puerto Rico, president of the Association of Panamerican Athletics (APA), was elected new president for the period 2013-2015.[5]

Name Country Presidency
Amadeo Francis  Puerto Rico 1988–2007
Neville McCook  Jamaica 2007–2013
Alain Jean-Pierre  Haiti 2013 (interim)
Víctor López  Puerto Rico 2013-


Member associations[edit]

Nation Organisation
 Anguilla Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation
 Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association of Antigua & Barbuda
 Aruba Arubaanse Atletiek Bond
 Bahamas Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations
 Barbados Athletics Association of Barbados
 Belize Belize Amateur Athletic Association
 Bermuda Bermuda National Athletics Association
 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Athletics Association
 Canada Athletics Canada
 Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Athletic Association
 Costa Rica Federación Costarricense de Atletismo
 Cuba Federación Cubana de Atletismo
 Dominica Dominica Amateur Athletic Association
 Dominican Republic Federación Dominicana de Asociaciones de Atletismo
 Grenada Grenada Athletic Association
 Guatemala Federación Nacional de Atletismo de Guatemala
 Haiti Fédération Haïtienne d'Athlétisme Amateur
 Honduras Federación Nacional Hondureña de Atletismo
 Jamaica Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association
 Mexico Federación Mexicana de Asociaciones de Atletismo
 Montserrat Montserrat Amateur Athletic Association
 Nicaragua Federación Nicaragüense de Atletismo
 Puerto Rico Federación de Atletismo de Puerto Rico
 Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts & Nevis Amateur Athletic Association
 Saint Lucia Saint Lucia Athletics Association
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Team Athletics Saint Vincent & The Grenadines
 El Salvador Federación Salvadoreña de Atletismo
 Trinidad and Tobago National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad & Tobago
 Turks and Caicos Islands Turks & Caicos Islands Amateur Athletic Association
 United States USA Track & Field
 United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Track & Field Federation

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  1. ^ a b North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (June 3, 2011), About us, retrieved July 15, 2011 
  2. ^ Foster, Anthony (August 22, 2007). "McCook wins tight race for NACAC presidency". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (September 4, 2007), McCook elected as NACAC president, retrieved July 15, 2011 
  4. ^ North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (July 15, 2011), NACAC - McCook Re-elected as NACAC President, retrieved July 15, 2011 
  5. ^ VICTOR LOPEZ Elected NACAC President, NACAC, August 7, 2013, retrieved January 18, 2014