Chinese Athletic Association
The Chinese Athletic Association (CAA) (中国田径协会) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics in the People's Republic of China. It became a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1978 and is also a member of the Asian Athletics Association.
CAA was founded in Beijing in 1954. It is a non-governmental organization. The CAA has the corporate membership of the All-China Sports Federation. The CAA is a national sports association in charge of the athletic sports in China recognized by the China Olympic Committee.
Under the CAA there are seven committees, namely the Training Committee, the Tournament Committee, the Development Committee, the Publicity Committee, the Facility and Equipment Committee, the Medical Affairs Committee and the Secretariat. CAA also has 44 branches nationwide.