Central American and Caribbean Games

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Not to be confused with Central American Games.
Central American and Caribbean Games
(Spanish) Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe
First event October 30 - November 2, 1926
Occur every 4 years
Last event November 14 - November 30, 2014
Purpose Sports for Central American and Caribbean people
Website 2014 Official Website

The Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC or CACGs) are a multi-sport regional championships event, held quadrennial (every 4 years), typically in the middle (even) year between Summer Olympics. The Games are for countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, and the South American countries of Surinam, Guyana, Colombia and Venezuela.

The Games are overseen by the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO) (the organization also goes by the acronym "ODECABE", from its full Spanish name: Organización Deportiva Centroamericana y del Caribe).[1] They are designed to provide a step between sub-CACG-region Games held the first year following a Summer Olympics (e.g. Central American Games) and the Continental Championships, the Pan American Games, held the year before the Summer Olympics.

The most recent CACGs is took place in Veracruz, Mexico.[2] The next edition will take place in 2018 in Barranquilla, Colombia.

History[edit]

The CACGs are the oldest continuing regional games in the world,[3] and only the Olympics have run longer. Mexico, Cuba and Guatemala were the three countries present at the first games, which were then called the Central American Games. In 1935 their name was changed to Central American and Caribbean Games to reflect expanding participation. Thirty one nations took part in the 1993 games in Puerto Rico and the 1998 games in Venezuela. The 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games ended on July 30, 2006.

A "Central American Games" does exist today, Juegos Centroamericanos, involving just Central American countries.

Editions[edit]

Year Event Host city Days Countries Sports Athletes
1926 I Central American Games Flag of Mexico (1916-1934).svg
Mexico City
October 30
November 2
3 9 269
1930 II Central American Games Flag of Cuba.svg
Havana
March 15
April 15
9 9 606
1935 III Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of El Salvador.svg
San Salvador
March 16
April 5
9 13 741
1938 IV Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Panama.svg
Panama City
February 5
February 24
10 16 1216
1946 V Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Colombia.svg
Barranquilla
March 5
March 25
13 17 1540
1950 VI Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Guatemala.svg
Guatemala City
February 28
March 12
14 19 1390
1954 VII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).svg
Mexico City
March 5
March 20
12 1356
1959 VIII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg
Caracas
January 6
January 15
12 17 1150
1962 IX Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Jamaica.svg
Kingston
August 15
August 28
15 1559
1966 X Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg
San Juan
July 11
July 25
18 1689
1970 XI Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Panama.svg
Panama City
February 28
March 13
21 2095
1974 XII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
Santo Domingo
February 27
March 13
23 18 1928
1978 XIII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Colombia.svg
Medellín
July 7
July 28
21 18 2605
1982 XIV Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Cuba.svg
Havana
August 7
August 18
19 2420
1986 XV Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg
Santiago de los Caballeros
June 24
July 5
26 25 2963
1990 XVI Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Mexico.svg
Mexico City
November 20
December 3
29 4206
1993 XVII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Puerto Rico (1952-1995).svg
Ponce
November 19
November 30
32 3570
1998 XVIII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Venezuela (1954-2006).svg
Maracaibo
August 8
August 22
31 5200
2002 XIX Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of El Salvador.svg
San Salvador
November 19
November 30
31 37 7000
2006 XX Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Colombia.svg
Cartagena de Indias
July 15
July 30
32 37 4,865
2010 XXI Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Puerto Rico.svg
Mayagüez
July 17
August 1
31 42 5,204[4]
2014 XXII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Mexico.svg
Veracruz
November 14
November 30
2018 XXIII Central American and Caribbean Games Flag of Colombia.svg
Barranquilla

Sports[edit]

Sport 1926 1930 1935 1938 1946 1950 1954 1959 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1993 1998 2002 2006 2010
Archery pictogram.svg Archery X X X X X X X X
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton X X X X
Baseball pictogram.svg Baseball X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Bowling pictogram.svg Bowling X X X X X X X X
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Canoeing (flatwater) pictogram.svg Canoeing X X X X X
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Diving pictogram.svg Diving X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Equestrian pictogram.svg Equestrian X X X X X X X X X X X X
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Field hockey pictogram.svg Field hockey X X X X X X X X
Football pictogram.svg Football X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Basque pelota pictogram.svg Frontenis X X
Golf pictogram.svg Golf X X X X X
Gymnastics (artistic) pictogram.svg Artistic gymnastics X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Gymnastics (rhythmic) pictogram.svg Rhythmic gymnastics X X X X
Handball pictogram.svg Handball X X X X
Judo pictogram.svg Judo X X X X X X X X X X X X
Karate pictogram.svg Karate X X X X X
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Modern pentathlon X X X
Racquets pictogram.svg Racquetball X X X X X X
Speed skating pictogram.svg Roller skating X X X X
Rowing pictogram.svg Rowing X X X X X X X X
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing X X X X X X X X X X X
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Softball pictogram.svg Softball X X X X X X X X X X X
Squash pictogram.svg Squash X X X
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Synchronized swimming pictogram.svg Synchronized swimming X X X X X X X X X
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis X X X X X X X X
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo X X X X X X
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon X X X X
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Water skiing pictogram.svg Water ski X X
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X


Nations[edit]

Nation 1926 1930 1935 1938 1946 1950 1954 1959 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1993 1998 2002 2006 2010
 AHO X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 ARU X X X X X X
 ATG X X X X X X X
 BAH X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 BAR X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 BER X X X X X X X X X X
 BIZ X X X X X X X X X X X
 IVB X X X X X X X X
 CAY X X X X X X X
 COL X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 CRC X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 CUB X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 DMA X X X X
 DOM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 ESA X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 GRN X X X X X X X
 GUA X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 GUY X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 HAI X X X X X X X X X X X
 HON X X X X X X X X X X X X
 ISV X X X X X X X X X X X X
 JAM X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 LCA X X X X X
 MEX X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 NCA X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 PAN X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 PUR X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 SKN X X X X X
 SUR X X X X X X X X X X X
 TRI X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 VIN X X X X X X
 VEN X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Historical Medal Count[edit]

[5] [6]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 1752 889 679 3320
2  Mexico 1235 1215 1087 3537
3  Venezuela 564 782 918 2264
4  Colombia 451 522 559 1532
5  Puerto Rico 323 486 692 1501
6  Dominican Republic 147 250 382 779
7  Jamaica 101 118 125 344
8  Panama 86 151 170 407
9  Guatemala 84 162 329 575
10  El Salvador 49 119 214 382
11  Trinidad and Tobago 43 76 101 220
12  Costa Rica 37 41 85 163
13  Netherlands Antilles 31 31 48 110
14  Bahamas 24 24 32 80
15  Barbados 14 15 46 75
16  Suriname 12 5 11 28
17  United States Virgin Islands 11 20 19 50
18  Guyana 7 15 36 58
19  Cayman Islands 5 5 6 16
20  British Virgin Islands 4 0 0 4
21  Nicaragua 3 15 49 67
22  Honduras 3 12 33 48
23  Haiti 3 11 24 38
24  Aruba 3 2 5 10
25  Saint Lucia 3 1 1 5
26  Bermuda 2 4 14 20
27  Belize 1 2 2 5
28  Dominica 1 0 2 3
29  Antigua and Barbuda 0 5 5 10
30  Grenada 0 3 4 7
31  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 6 7
32  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0 1 1
Total 4999 4982 5685 15666

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) ODECABE website www.odecabe.org; retrieved 2010-03-03
  2. ^ (Spanish) Website of the XXI Central American and Caribbean Games (http://mayaquez2010.com); retrieved 2010-03-03.
  3. ^ History of CACSO from the CASCO website (www.casco.org); retrieved 2009-06-26.
  4. ^ http://www.primerahora.com/nuevasmarcasenmayaguez2010ynohanempezadolosjuegos-401194.html
  5. ^ Medals – Total of Medals (1926-2010) from the ODECABE website (http://www.odecabe.org); retrieved 2014-11-26.
  6. ^ Veracruz 2014 – Medal Count from the Veracruz 2014 website (http://veracruz2014.mx/?lang=en); retrieved 2014-11-30.

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