1986 Central American Games

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III Central American Games
Host city Ciudad de Guatemala
Country  Guatemala
Nations participating 5
Athletes participating 1320
Events 20 sports + 3 exhibition
Opening ceremony January 4, 1986 (1986-01-04)
Closing ceremony January 10, 1986 (1986-01-10)
Torch lighter Mateo Flores
Main venue Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores
1977 San Salvador 1990 Tegucigalpa  >

The III Central American Games (Spanish: III Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos) was a multi-sport event that took place between 4–10 January 1986. Initially, the Games were scheduled for 1981 in Managua, Nicaragua, but were cancelled due to the unstable political situation.[1]

The Games were called the "Peace Games" (Spanish: Juegos de la Paz). [2] The official song was the "Hymn of the Peace Games" (Spanish: Himno de los Juegos de la Paz) composed by Alfonso Agulló.[3][4]

Long distance runner Mateo Flores was honoured to light the torch in the stadium bearing his name.[5]

A complete list of medal winners can be found on the MásGoles webpage (click on "JUEGOS CENTROAMERICANOS" in the low right corner).[6]

Participation[edit]

Athletes from 5 countries were reported to participate:

Sports[edit]

The competition featured 20 sports (plus badminton, rowing, and sailing as exhibition).[7]

: Exhibition event

Medal table (incomplete)[edit]

The table below is taken from El Diario de Hoy, San Salvador, El Salvador,[1][8] and from El Nuevo Diario, Managua, Nicaragua.[9]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Guatemala 110
2  Costa Rica
3  Nicaragua 31 34 41 106
4  El Salvador 28 37 59 124
5  Honduras
Total

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Baires Q., Rodrigo (November 23, 2001), El Salvador en los juegos Centroamericanos - De más a menos (in Spanish), El Diario de Hoy, San Salvador, El Salvador, retrieved August 15, 2012 
  2. ^ Pregunta 275 sobre Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos (in Spanish), masgoles.com, October 22, 2011, retrieved August 15, 2012 
  3. ^ Pregunta 68 sobre Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos (in Spanish), masgoles.com, February 24, 2010, retrieved August 15, 2012 
  4. ^ Himno Juegos Centroamericanos Guatemala 1986 (in Spanish), YouTube, May 25, 2012, retrieved August 15, 2012 
  5. ^ Willi Kaltschmitt: "Mateo es la persona más querida y conocida en Guatemala" - Willi Kaltschmitt, miembro guatemalteco del Comité Olímpico Internacional, comentó que el fallecimiento de Mateo Flores dejará un gran vacío en el deporte nacional. (in Spanish), Prensa Libre, Guatemala, August 11, 2011, retrieved August 16, 2012 
  6. ^ Centroamericanos - Resultados en la historia (in Spanish), masgoles.com, archived from the original on September 19, 2012, retrieved August 10, 2012 
  7. ^ Pregunta 270 sobre Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos (in Spanish), masgoles.com, September 27, 2011, retrieved August 10, 2012 
  8. ^ Baires Q., Rodrigo (November 23, 2001), El Salvador en los juegos Centroamericanos - El cambio (in Spanish), El Diario de Hoy, San Salvador, El Salvador, retrieved August 15, 2012 
  9. ^ Ruiz, Martín (February 28, 2013), Juegos Centroamericanos a la vista - ¿Cuántas medallas? (in Spanish), El Nuevo Diario, Managua, Nicaragua, retrieved March 4, 2013