North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association

The North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) is the continental confederation governing body of athletics for national governing bodies and multi-national federations within Northern America, Central America and the Caribbean. NACAC is one of six area associations of World Athletics (WA), previously named the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). NACAC was founded on December 10, 1988, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.[1]

North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersNassau, The Bahamas
31 member federations
Official language
English and Spanish
Mike Sands


cONWAYE Mason of Puerto Rico was elected as the first president of the association. He was re-elected in 1999 and 2003.[1] In 2007 Neville "Teddy" McCook (Jamaica) was elected as new president[2][3] and was re-elected in 2011.[4] After McCook died on February 11, 2013, Alain Jean-Pierre from Haiti, treasurer of NACAC and president of the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC), acted as interim president. On August 7, 2013, Víctor López from Puerto Rico, president of the Association of Panamerican Athletics (APA), was elected new president for the period 2013–2019.[5] On July 2, 2019, during the NACAC Congress held in Querétaro, Mexico Mike Sands of Bahamas was elected president for the period 2019-2022.[6]

Name Nation Presidency
Amadeo Francis   Puerto Rico 1988–2007
Neville McCook   Jamaica 2007–2013
Alain Jean-Pierre   Haiti 2013 (interim)
Víctor López   Puerto Rico 2013–2019
Mike Sands   Bahamas 2019–2022


Member associationsEdit

Nation Association
  Anguilla Anguilla Amateur Athletic Federation
  Antigua and Barbuda Athletic Association of Antigua & Barbuda
  Aruba Aruba Athletic Federation
  Bahamas Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations
  Barbados Athletics Association of Barbados
  Belize Belize Amateur Athletic Association
  Bermuda Bermuda National Athletics Association
  British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands Athletics Association
  Canada Athletics Canada
  Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Athletic Association
  Costa Rica Costa Rican Athletics Federation
  Cuba Cuban Athletics Federation
  Dominica Dominica Amateur Athletic Association
  Dominican Republic Athletics Federation of the Dominican Republic
  El Salvador Federacion Salvadoreña de Atletismo
  Grenada Grenada Athletic Association
  Guatemala Guatemalan Athletics Federation
  Haiti Haitian Amateur Athletic Federation
  Honduras Federación Nacional Hondureña de Atletismo
  Jamaica Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association
  Mexico Federation of Mexican Athletics Associations
  Montserrat Montserrat Amateur Athletic Association
  Nicaragua Nicaraguan Athletics Federation
  Puerto Rico Puerto Rican Athletics Federation
  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
  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

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  1. ^ a b North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (June 3, 2011), About us, retrieved July 15, 2011
  2. ^ Foster, Anthony (August 22, 2007). "McCook wins tight race for NACAC presidency". Jamaica Gleaner. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
  3. ^ North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (September 4, 2007), McCook elected as NACAC president, retrieved July 15, 2011
  4. ^ North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (July 15, 2011), NACAC - McCook Re-elected as NACAC President, retrieved July 15, 2011
  5. ^ VICTOR LOPEZ Elected NACAC President, NACAC, August 7, 2013, retrieved January 18, 2014