1990 Central American Games

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IV Central American Games
Host city Tegucigalpa
Country  Honduras
Nations participating 6
Athletes participating 2082
Events 22 sports + 1 exhibition
Opening ceremony January 5, 1990 (1990-01-05)
Closing ceremony January 14, 1990 (1990-01-14)
Officially opened by José Azcona
Torch lighter Zacarías Arzú
Main venue Estadio Tiburcio Carías Andino
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The IV Central American Games (Spanish: IV Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos) was a multi-sport event that took place between 5–14 January 1990. The games were officially opened by Honduran president José Azcona.[1] Torch lighter was Zacarías Arzú,[2] who represented Honduras internationally in both baseball and football.[3]

Participation[edit]

The Games saw the first appearance of athletes from Belize. Panamá did not participate because of the recent political and military incidents. Therefore, athletes from only 6 countries were reported to participate:[1]

The 1990 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico were staged in November and December 1990.

Sports[edit]

The competition featured 23 disciplines from 22 sports (plus bodybuilding as exhibition).[4]

: Exhibition event

Medal table (incomplete)[edit]

The table below is taken from El Diario de Hoy, San Salvador, El Salvador,[5][6] and from El Nuevo Diario, Managua, Nicaragua.[7]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Guatemala
2  Costa Rica
3  Nicaragua 59 39 49 147
4  El Salvador 41 21 34 96
5  Panama
6  Honduras
7  Belize
Total

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b IV Juegos deportivos, Honduras 1990 - Hoy se inicia la fiesta regional (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, January 5, 1990, p. 24 (original page no.: 45A), retrieved August 27, 2012 
  2. ^ Pregunta 263 sobre Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos (in Spanish), masgoles.com, August 31, 2011, retrieved August 15, 2012 
  3. ^ Zacarías Arzú, un caballero del fútbol (in Spanish), Club Deportivo Motagua, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, May 22, 2012, retrieved August 15, 2012 
  4. ^ Pregunta 270 sobre Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos (in Spanish), masgoles.com, September 27, 2011, retrieved August 10, 2012 
  5. ^ 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 
  6. ^ 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 
  7. ^ Ruiz, Martín (February 28, 2013), Juegos Centroamericanos a la vista - ¿Cuántas medallas? (in Spanish), El Nuevo Diario, Managua, Nicaragua, retrieved March 4, 2013