1997 Central American Games

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VI Central American Games
Host city San Pedro Sula
Country  Honduras
Nations participating 7
Events 25 sports
Opening ceremony December 5, 1997 (1997-12-05)
Closing ceremony December 15, 1997 (1997-12-15)
Officially opened by Carlos Roberto Reina
Main venue Estadio Olímpico Metropolitano
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The VI Central American Games (Spanish: VI Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos) was a multi-sport event that took place between 5–15 December 1997. The shooting competitions were hosted by San Salvador, El Salvador.

The games had to be postponed, because the original date (5–14 September 1997) could not be kept for various reasons, among others delayed construction works.[1][2]

The games were opened by Honduran president Carlos Roberto Reina.[3]

Venues[edit]

Participation[edit]

Athletes from 7 countries were reported to participate:

Sports[edit]

The competition featured 27 disciplines in 25 sports (plus beach volleyball as exhibition).[4] The following list was compiled from a variety of articles from the archive of Costa Rican newspaper La Nación.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

: Exhibition contest

Medal table[edit]

The medals below are compiled from Costa Rican newspaper La Nación[11] and from Nicaraguan newspapers La Prensa[12] and El Nuevo Diario.[13] The table is complete now.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 El Salvador (ESA)957485254
2 Guatemala (GUA)789271241
3 Honduras (HON)524570167
4 Costa Rica (CRC)394060139
5 Panama (PAN)29242982
6 Nicaragua (NCA)20215495
7 Belize (BLZ)17816
Totals (7 nations)314303377994

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leandro, Harold (January 24, 1997), Atrasan los Juegos Centroamericanos • Las justas regionales no serán en setiembre sino en diciembre (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  2. ^ Gólcher Beirute, Raquel (February 4, 1997), Centroamericanos no tienen fecha (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  3. ^ Leandro, Harold (December 6, 1997), Fuera de escena • Costa Rica no asistió a la ceremonia de apertura de los VI Juegos como protesta por la desorganización (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  4. ^ a b Zumbado Alvarado, Sandra (November 1, 1997), Menos ticos a los Juegos • Solo 277 atletas de 21 deportes asistirán a San Pedro Sula (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  5. ^ Leandro Camacho, Harold (December 7, 1997), Tronquito saltó a la plata • Marcos Rodríguez no era favorito pero ganó medalla (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  6. ^ Leandro Camacho, Harold (December 11, 1997), Andrea, reina de Naciones • Ortiz ganó oro en torneo de racquetbol de los Juegos (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  7. ^ Leandro Camacho, Harold (December 12, 1997), Jueves de ayuno • Atletismo, voleibol femenino y ciclismo tuvieron una triste jornada (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  8. ^ Leandro, Harold (December 13, 1997), Provechosa jornada • Costa Rica sumido en el cuarto lugar de los Juegos Centroamericanos (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  9. ^ Leandro Camacho, Harold (December 14, 1997), Escasez en el podio • Atletismo, tenis, baloncesto y boxeo sumaron preseas doradas (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  10. ^ Leandro Camacho, Harold (December 15, 1997), Amargo despertar • Costa Rica cede terreno en el deporte regional (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  11. ^ a b Fiesta salvadoreña • Cuzcatlecos ganan los Juegos; Costa Rica fue cuarto (in Spanish), LA NACION S.A., San José, Costa Rica, December 16, 1997, retrieved August 6, 2012 
  12. ^ Padilla, Hijalmar (November 26, 2001), Todo ha sido difícil desde San Pedro Sula 1997 - "Lula" la mejor en los VI juegos (in Spanish), La Prensa, Nicaragua, archived from the original on 2013-02-23, retrieved August 5, 2012 
  13. ^ Ruiz, Martín (February 28, 2013), Juegos Centroamericanos a la vista - ¿Cuántas medallas? (in Spanish), El Nuevo Diario, Managua, Nicaragua, retrieved March 4, 2013