Atletismo Sudamericano (South American Athletics), formerly CONSUDATLE (Spanish: Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo; South American Athletics Confederation), is the continental confederation governing body of athletics for national governing bodies and multi-national federations within South America. CONSUDATLE is one of six area associations of the World Athletics (WA). CONSUDATLE was founded on May 24, 1918, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[1] Therefore, the CONSUDATLE claims to be the oldest athletics area association of the world. The founding members were the two countries: Argentina, and Uruguay, and andean chile. Successively, the other countries joined: Brazil in 1922, Ecuador and Peru in 1925, Bolivia in 1930, and Colombia in 1937. Paraguay and Venezuela followed later, and Guyana, Panama, and Suriname joined within the last decades.[1]

TypeSports federation
13 member federations
Roberto Gesta de Melo (in Spanish)


The current president Roberto Gesta de Melo was re-elected in 2010 for the period 2011-2015 in Rio de Janeiro.[2][3] Former presidents can be found here.[1]

Name Country Presidency
Carlos Fanta T.  Chile 1918–1919
Francisco Ghigliani  Uruguay 1919–1920
Alfredo W. Betteley  Chile 1920–1921
Francisco Ghigliani  Uruguay 1921–1926
Alfredo W. Betteley  Chile 1927–1928
Alfredo Benavides Canseco  Peru 1929–1930
Próspero Alemandri  Argentina 1930–1931
Juan Astengo  Uruguay 1931–1933
Luis Mandujano Tobar  Chile 1934–1935
Luis Aranha  Brazil 1936–1937
Luis Gálvez Chipoco  Peru 1937–1960
Pedro J. Gálvez Velarde  Peru 1960–1989
Jacobo Bucaram  Ecuador 1989–1993
Roberto Gesta de Melo  Brazil 1993–present


The ConSudAtle organizes the following championships, tournaments, and circuits:[4]

Member federations

Country Federation Link
 ArgentinaConfederación Argentina de Atletismo
 BoliviaFederación Atlética de Bolivia
 BrazilConfederação Brasileira de Atletismo
 ChileFederación Atlética de Chile
 ColombiaFederación Colombiana de Atletismo
 EcuadorFederación Ecuatoriana de Atletismo
 GuyanaAthletics Association of Guyana
 PanamaFederación Panameña de Atletismo
 ParaguayFederación Paraguaya de Atletismo
 PeruFederación Deportiva Peruana de Atletismo
 SurinameSurinaamse Atletiek Bond
 UruguayConfederación Atlética del Uruguay
 VenezuelaFederación Venezolana de Atletismo

See also


  1. Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo, Historial – El origen de la ConSudAtle (in Spanish), archived from the original on June 21, 2011, retrieved July 19, 2011
  2. ABC digital (February 18, 2010), Gesta de Melo fue reelecto presidente de la Consudatle (in Spanish), retrieved July 19, 2011
  3. IAAF (February 24, 2010), NEW VERSION – IAAF Newsletter No.110 / 24 February 2010 (PDF), retrieved July 20, 2011
  4. Confederación Sudamericana de Atletismo, REGLAMENTO TECNICO DE CAMPEONATOS, TORNEOS Y CIRCUITOS SUDAMERICANOS DE ATLETISMO (in Spanish), archived from the original on July 25, 2011, retrieved July 20, 2011