Association of Panamerican Athletics
|44 member federations|
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.
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, former president of the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC).
APA organizes the following championships and cups:
- Pan American Junior Championships
- Pan American Youth Championships
- Pan American Marathon Championships
- Pan American Cross Country Cup
- Pan American Combined Events Cup
- Pan American Race Walking Cup
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. 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.
- North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC)
- South American Athletics Confederation (CONSUDATLE)
- Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC)
- Central American Isthmus Athletic Confederation (CADICA)
- Clavelo, Javier; Clemente, Carlos (November 2, 2011), Victor Lopez elected as Association of Pan American Athletics President, TrackAlerts.com, retrieved August 21, 2012[permanent dead link]
- Executive Council, Association of Panamerican Athletics, July 30, 2012, retrieved August 21, 2012
- Clavelo, Javier (January 22, 2012), Cross country and marathon championships added to Pan American athletics calendar, IAAF, retrieved August 21, 2012
- 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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