| 15 March 1975|
20 member federations
| Sports federation|
| Suleiman Awwad al-Zaidi| Algeria: Fédération Algérienne d'Athlétisme
Bahrain: Bahrain Athletics Association
Djibouti: Fédération Djiboutienne d'Athlétisme
Egypt: Egyptian Athletic Federation
Iraq: Iraqi Amateur Athletic Federation
Jordan: Jordan Athletics Federation
Kuwait: Kuwait Amateur Athletic Federation
Lebanon: Fédération Libanaise d'Athlétisme
Libya: Libya Amateur Athletic Federation
Morocco: Fédération Royale Marocaine d'Athlétisme
Oman: Oman Athletic Association
Palestine: Palestine Athletic Federation
Qatar: Qatar Association of Athletics Federations
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabian Athletics Federation
Sudan: Sudan Athletic Association
Syria: Syrian Arab Amateur Athletic Federation
Tunisia: Fédération Tunisienne d'Athlétisme
United Arab Emirates: United Arab Emirates Athletics Association
Yemen: Yemen Amateur Athletic Federation
Arab Athletics Championships – biennial athletics event for senior athletes
Arab Cross Country Championships – biennial cross country running event for senior and junior athletes
Arab Junior Athletics Championships – biennial athletics event for junior (under-20) athletes
Arab Youth Athletics Championships – biennial athletics event for youth (under-18) athletes
Arab Athletics Federation Wikipedia
The Arab Athletics Federation (Arabic: الاتحاد العربي لالعاب القوى) is an international governing body for the sport of athletics.
It was founded on 15 March 1975 at a conference of Arab nations in Rabat, Morocco, with the aim of improving the quality of the sport in the Arab world and foster greater international co-operation within the region. The constitution of the federation ensures that there are a president and two vice-presidents – one from an Asian Arab country and the other from an African Arab country. It also recognises and works with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the Asian Athletics Association and the Confederation of African Athletics. Suleiman Awwad al-Zaidi of Saudi Arabia is the current president.
The organisation's foremost event, the biennial Arab Athletics Championships, was held two years after its formation. A year later the Arab Cross Country Championships was established The Arab Junior Athletics Championships followed in 1984, and the Arab Youth Athletics Championships was founded in 2004. The federation also supports a circuit of track and field meetings to promote qualification into its championships.
The organisation also publishes an athletics periodical covering news of Arab athletes and competitions: Arab Hero Magazine (Arabic: مجلة البطل العربي, Al Batal Al Arabi).