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The AMERICAS and the World Cup in Athletics

Amadeo I. D. Francis

A comprehensive account of the process of selecting, marshalling and outfitting a multi-lingual continental team of athletes, coaches and officials from as many as 15 countries in the Americas (ex USA) to compete in the World Cup in Athletics organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations from its inception in Dusseldorf in 1977 to the tenth edition in 2007

Book Details

  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: Jun 16th, 2010
  • Pages: 136
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 10.00in - 7.01in - 0.29in - 0.55lb
  • EAN: 9781452868424
  • Categories: Track & Field

About the Author

Born in the U. S. Virgin Islands, has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico since 1947. Educated at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico (B.A., 1951), University of Puerto Rico (M.P.A., 1958) and London School of Economics, University of London (M.Sc.Econ., 1955) Competed on the Puerto Rican team in the 400 meter hurdles at two Olympic Games in 1952 and 1956, the Central American and Caribbean Games (1950 and 1954) and the Pan American Games (1955) Served as president of the Puerto Rico Amateur Athletics Federation (1965-1972) and member of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee. Elected to the Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1976, initially as Area Representative (for North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and subsequently as vice president (1999-2007). Presided the North American, Central American and Caribbean area association of the IAAF from 1981 to 2007 and, since 1976 has been the president of the Panamerican Athletics Commission. Recipient of recognition from the governments of Italy, Japan and Senegal and commendations from the Legislatures of the Government of Puerto Rico and the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Recipient of the highest awards of the International Association of Athletics Federations, including the Golden Order of Merit. Has had a distinguished career in the governments of Puerto Rico and of the U. S. Virgin Islands, rising to cabinet rank in the latter and serving as advisor to Governors on both islands. Also achieved distinction in the private sector where amongst other positions, he directed the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association fior a period of six years.