Central American and Caribbean Games

Central American and Caribbean Games (CACGs)
Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe (in Spanish)
First event October 30 – November 2, 1926
Occur every 4 years
Last event July 19 – August 3, 2018
Purpose Sports for Central American and Caribbean people

The Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC or CACGs) are a multi-sport regional championship event, held quadrennial (once every four years), typically in the middle (even) year between Summer Olympics. The Games are for countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the South American countries of Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, 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 games were held in Barranquilla, Colombia.The next games will be held in 2022, in Panama city, Panama

History

The CACGs are the oldest continuing regional games in the world,[2] 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

The first two editions of the games were known as the "Central American Games" at the time, but the edition lineage continued after the inclusion of the Caribbean in 1935.

Year Games Host city Host nation Start Date End Date Countries Sports Athletes Top Placed Team
1926 I Mexico City  Mexico October 30 November 2 3 9 269  Mexico
1930 II Havana  Cuba March 15 April 15 9 9 606  Cuba
1935 III San Salvador  El Salvador March 16 April 5 9 13 741  Mexico
1938 IV Panama City  Panama February 5 February 24 10 16 1216  Mexico
1946 V Barranquilla  Colombia March 5 March 25 13 17 1540  Mexico
1950 VI Guatemala City  Guatemala February 28 March 12 14 19 1390  Mexico
1954 VII Mexico City  Mexico March 5 March 20 12 1356  Mexico
1959 VIII Caracas  Venezuela January 6 January 15 12 17 1150  Mexico
1962 IX Kingston  Jamaica August 15 August 28 15 1559  Mexico
1966 X San Juan  Puerto Rico July 11 July 25 18 1689  Mexico
1970 XI Panama City  Panama February 28 March 13 21 2095  Cuba
1974 XII Santo Domingo  Dominican Republic February 27 March 13 23 18 1928  Cuba
1978 XIII Medellín  Colombia July 7 July 28 21 18 2605  Cuba
1982 XIV Havana  Cuba August 7 August 18 19 2420  Cuba
1986 XV Santiago de los Caballeros  Dominican Republic June 24 July 5 26 25 2963  Cuba
1990 XVI Mexico City  Mexico November 20 December 3 29 4206  Cuba
1993 XVII Ponce  Puerto Rico November 19 November 30 32 3570  Cuba
1998 XVIII Maracaibo  Venezuela August 8 August 22 31 5200  Cuba
2002 XIX San Salvador  El Salvador November 19 November 30 31 37 7000  Mexico
2006 XX Cartagena de Indias  Colombia July 15 July 30 32 37 4,865  Cuba
2010 XXI Mayagüez  Puerto Rico July 17 August 1 31 42 5204[3]  Mexico
2014 XXII Veracruz  Mexico November 14 November 30 31 36 5707  Cuba
2018 XXIII Barranquilla  Colombia July 19 August 3 37 36 5854  Mexico
2022 XXIV Panama City  Panama April 22 May 8

Sports

Sport 1926 1930 1935 1938 1946 1950 1954 1959 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1993 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018
Archery X X X X X X X X X X
Athletics X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Badminton X X X X X X
Baseball X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Basketball X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Basque Pelota X X X
Beach Volleyball X X X X X X
Bowling X X X X X X X X X X
Boxing X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Canoeing X X X X X X X
Cycling X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Diving X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Equestrian X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Fencing X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Field hockey X X X X X X X X X X
Football X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Golf X X X X X X X
Artistic gymnastics X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Rhythmic gymnastics X X X X X X
Trampoline

X

X X
Handball X X X X X X
Judo X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Karate X X X X X X X
Modern pentathlon X X X X X
Racquetball X X X X X X X X
Roller skating X X X X X X
Rowing X X X X X X X X X X
Rugby Sevens X X
Sailing X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Shooting X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Softball X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Squash X X X X X
Swimming X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Synchronized swimming X X X X X X X X X X X
Table tennis X X X X X X X X X X
Taekwondo X X X X X X X X
Tennis X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Triathlon X X X X X X
Volleyball X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Water polo X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Water ski X X
Weightlifting X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Wrestling X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Nations

Nation 1926 1930 1935 1938 1946 1950 1954 1959 1962 1966 1970 1974 1978 1982 1986 1990 1993 1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018
 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 X X
 ATG X X X X X X X X X
 BAH X X 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 X X
 BER X X X X X X X X X X X X
 BIZ X X X X X X X X X X X X X
 IVB X X X X X X X X X X
 CAY X X 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 X X
 CRC X X 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 X X
 DMA X X X X X X
 DOM X X 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 X X
 GRN X X 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 X X
 GUY X X 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 X X
 HON X X 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 X X
 JAM X X 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 X X
 MEX X X 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 X X
 PAN X X 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 X X
 SKN X X X X X X X
 SUR X X 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 X X
 VIN X X X X X X X X
 VEN X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Historical medal count

[4] [5]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Cuba17528896793320
2 Mexico1235121510873537
3 Venezuela5647829182264
4 Colombia4515225591532
5 Puerto Rico3234866921501
6 Dominican Republic147250382779
7 Jamaica101118125344
8 Panama86151170407
9 Guatemala84162329575
10 El Salvador49119214382
11 Trinidad and Tobago4376101220
12 Costa Rica374185163
13 Netherlands Antilles313148110
14 Bahamas24243280
15 Barbados14154675
16 Suriname1251128
17 United States Virgin Islands11201950
18 Guyana7153658
19 Cayman Islands55616
20 British Virgin Islands4004
21 Nicaragua3154967
22 Honduras3123348
23 Haiti3112438
24 Aruba32510
25 Saint Lucia3115
26 Bermuda241420
27 Belize1225
28 Dominica1023
29 Antigua and Barbuda05510
30 Grenada0347
31 Saint Kitts and Nevis0167
32 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines0011
Total49994982568515666

See also

References

  1. (in Spanish) ODECABE website www.odecabe.org; retrieved 2010-03-03
  2. History of CACSO Archived July 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. from the CACSO website (www.cacso.org); retrieved 2009-06-26.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  4. Medals – Total of Medals (1926-2010) from the ODECABE website (http://www.odecabe.org Archived 2012-09-09 at Archive.is); retrieved 2014-11-26.
  5. Veracruz 2014 – Medal Count Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine. from the Veracruz 2014 website ("Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-11-11.); retrieved 2014-11-30.
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