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Founded July 15, 1972 (1972-07-15)
Regional affiliation Central America

The Central American Sports Organization (acronym: ORDECA; Spanish: Organización Deportiva Centroamericana) is an international organization which represents the current 7 National Olympic Committees of the Central American region. It is affiliated with the Pan American Sports Organization.

It was established on 15 July 1972. It is recognised by the IOC whom approved its creation at the Congress of the XX Olympiad, held in Munich, Germany, in 1972.[1]

The founding members were:

  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Guatemala

ORDECA is the governing body of the Central American Games.

The then President of Olympic Committee of Guatemala Luis Canella Gutiérrez, was elected the first President of ORDECA, as Vice President Carlos Vasquez, Panama, Secretary Ingrid Keller, of Guatemala, Alfonso Salmeron Treasurer of El Salvador and Rafael Barquero vocal, Costa Rica, and Mariano Perdomo Vallecillo, of Honduras.


  1. ^ "ORDECA". colimdo.org. Retrieved 4 April 2012.