Federação Portuguesa de Atletismo
Founded5 de Novembro de 1921
PresidentJorge António de Campos Vieira

Federação Portuguesa de Atletismo (FPAtletismo), is the governing body for the sport of athletics in Portugal.


The Federação Portuguesa de Atletismo was founded on 5 November 1921, under the name "Federação Portuguesa de Sports Atléticos". It is headquartered in Linda-a-Velha, Oeiras. It's an independent sports governing body, of public interest, non-profit, ruled by their own code.[1]

The Federação Portuguesa de Atletismo (FPAtletismo) organizes the Portuguese Indoor and Outdoor Athletics Championships. It has 21 regional associations, promoting and directing the practice of athletics, in men's and women's. In according with the International Association of Athletics Federations in which is a member, it also organizes doping tests in official competitions, as outside them, so it can detect doping in athletics.

Portugal in Athletics

In the Olympic Games, Portugal has won 10 medals at Athletics, including the country's only 4 gold medals.


Portugal's kits are currently supplied by Puma.

Olympic medalists

Medal Name Games Event
 Silver Carlos Lopes Canada 1976 Montreal Men's 10000 metres
 Gold Carlos Lopes United States 1984 Los Angeles Men's marathon
 Bronze António Leitão United States 1984 Los Angeles Men's 5000 metres
 Bronze Rosa Mota United States 1984 Los Angeles Women's marathon
 Gold Rosa Mota South Korea 1988 Seoul Women's marathon
 Gold Fernanda Ribeiro United States 1996 Atlanta Women's 10000 metres
 Bronze Fernanda Ribeiro Australia 2000 Sydney Women's 10000 metres
 Silver Francis Obikwelu Greece 2004 Athens Men's 100 metres
 Bronze Rui Silva Greece 2004 Athens Men's 1500 metres
 Gold Nelson Évora China 2008 Beijing Men's triple jump

Other Competitions

See also