Association of Panamerican Athletics

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Formation 2011
Type Sports federation
44 member federations
Puerto Rico Víctor López

The Association of Panamerican Athletics (APA; Spanish: Asociación Panamericana de Atletismo) is a new regional confederation governing body of athletics for national governing bodies and multi-national federations within North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean, replacing the Pan American Athletics Commission.[1]

The organization was founded on October 28, 2011, during the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. The inaugural president is Víctor López from Puerto Rico,[2] former president of the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC).


APA organizes the following championships and cups:[3]

Member associations[edit]

Due to the constitution, membership in the Association shall consist of the IAAF member federations which are affiliated members of NACAC and CONSUDATLE as ratified by the IAAF.[4] At this time, APA consists of 44 member federations, 31 of them are member of NACAC, while 13 are member of CONSUDATLE. This means that the APA also comprises the 3 IAAF members without a recognized National Olympic Committee that are therefore no member of the Pan American Sports Organization namely Anguilla, Montserrat, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Nation Organisation Website
 Anguilla Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation
 Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association of Antigua & Barbuda
 Argentina Confederación Argentina de Atletismo
 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
 Bolivia Federación Atlética de Bolivia
 Brazil Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo
 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Athletics Association
 Canada Athletics Canada
 Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Athletic Association
 Chile Federación Atlética de Chile
 Colombia Federación Colombiana de Atletismo
 Costa Rica Federación Costarricense de Atletismo
 Cuba Federación Cubana de Atletismo
 Dominica Dominica Amateur Athletic Association
 Dominican Republic Federación Dominicana de Asociaciones de Atletismo
 Ecuador Federación Ecuatoriana de Atletismo
 El Salvador Federación Salvadoreña de Atletismo
 Grenada Grenada Athletic Association
 Guatemala Federación Nacional de Atletismo de Guatemala
 Guyana Athletics Association of Guyana
 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
 Panama Federación Panameña de Atletismo
 Paraguay Federación Paraguaya de Atletismo
 Peru Federación Deportiva Peruana 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
 Suriname Surinaamse Atletiek Bond
 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
 Uruguay Confederación Atlética del Uruguay
 Venezuela Federación Venezolana de Atletismo

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clavelo, Javier; Clemente, Carlos (November 2, 2011), Victor Lopez elected as Association of Pan American Athletics President,, retrieved August 21, 2012 [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Executive Council, Association of Panamerican Athletics, July 30, 2012, retrieved August 21, 2012 
  3. ^ Clavelo, Javier (January 22, 2012), Cross country and marathon championships added to Pan American athletics calendar, IAAF, retrieved August 21, 2012 
  4. ^ Constitution of the Association of Panamerican Athletics - As October 28th, 2011 (PDF), Association of Panamerican Athletics, October 28, 2011, retrieved August 21, 2012 

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