Belize Athletic Association

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

Belize Athletic Association
Belize Amateur Athletic Association Logo.jpg
Founded1956 (1956)
Affiliation date1962 (1962)
Regional affiliationNACAC
HeadquartersBelize City
PresidentHugh Staine
Vice president(s)Dylan Jones
Jaheed Smith
SecretaryLiesje Chung-Barrow


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 recordsEdit

BAA maintains the Belizean records in athletics.

External linksEdit


  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