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 July 17 - August 1, 2010
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 occurred in July 2010 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The next edition will take place in November 2014 in Veracruz, Mexico.[2]

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]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Cuba 1490 737 554 2781
2  Mexico 1019 1031 888 2938
3  Venezuela 457 611 688 1756
4  Colombia 376 445 481 1302
5  Puerto Rico 284 444 594 1322
6  Dominican Republic 105 184 312 601
7  Jamaica 93 110 116 319
8  Panama 83 144 158 385
9  Guatemala 69 141 295 495
10  El Salvador 41 98 173 312
11  Trinidad and Tobago 40 55 82 187
12  Costa Rica 34 37 70 141
13  Netherlands Antilles 29 30 47 106
14  Bahamas 20 15 27 62
15  Suriname 12 4 7 23
16  United States Virgin Islands 9 16 16 41
17  Barbados 8 12 32 52
18  Guyana 6 14 34 54
19  Nicaragua 3 13 40 56
20  Haiti 3 6 18 27
21  Cayman Islands 3 3 6 12
22  Honduras 2 8 21 31
23  Bermuda 2 4 13 19
24  British Virgin Islands 2 0 0 2
25  Belize 1 2 2 5
26  Aruba 1 1 2 4
27  Saint Lucia 1 1 0 2
28  Antigua and Barbuda 0 4 4 8
29  Grenada 1 1 4 6
30  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 1 5 6
31  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 0 2 2
32  Dominica 0 0 1 1
Total 4118 4101 4575 12794

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

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