Belize Athletic Association

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Belize Athletic Association
Belize Amateur Athletic Association Logo.jpg
Sport Athletics
Jurisdiction Association
Abbreviation BAA
Founded 1956 (1956)
Affiliation IAAF
Affiliation date 1962 (1962)
Regional affiliation NACAC
Headquarters Belize City
President Hugh Staine
Vice president Dylan Jones
Jaheed Smith
Secretary Liesje Chung-Barrow

The Belize Athletic Association (BAA) is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Belize.[1]


BAA was founded in 1956 as Belize Amateur Athletic Association (BAAA).[2] In 2013, the name was changed to Belize Athletic Association.[3]

In August 2010, Ian Gray was elected as new president.[4] However, there was an ongoing internal dispute between board officials claiming the lead of BAAA[5][6] leading to the executive been dissolved by the IAAF. In October 2013, a new executive was elected with Hugh ”Pinas” Staine as new president.[3]


BAA is the national member federation for Belize in the following international organisations:

Moreover, it is part of the following national organisations:

National records[edit]

BAA maintains the Belizean records in athletics.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Belize Amateur Athletic Association, IAAF, retrieved January 2, 2013 
  2. ^ ASOCIACIÓN INTERNACIONAL DE FEDERACIONES DE ATLETISMO - CONSTITUCIÓN EN VIGOR A PARTIR DEL 1 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2011 (PDF) (in Spanish), IAAF, p. 56, archived from the original (PDF) on October 6, 2012, retrieved October 6, 2012 
  3. ^ a b Athletic Association holds elections during its AGM, Plus TV, Belmopan, October 7, 2013, retrieved January 22, 2014 
  4. ^ New president for the Belize Amateur Athletics Association, The Guardian (Belize), September 2, 2010, retrieved January 2, 2013 
  5. ^ Athletic Association’s 2 Presidents Controversy is International,, November 28, 2011, retrieved January 2, 2013 
  6. ^ Amateur Athletic Association dissolved,, June 15, 2012, retrieved January 2, 2013