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

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]


Amadeo Francis 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 associations

Further information: Category:National members of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association

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

See also


  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