2018 Central American and Caribbean Games

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2018 Central American and Caribbean Games
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Host city Barranquilla
Country  Colombia
Nations participating 37
Athletes participating 5854
Events 470
Opening ceremony July 19, 2018 (2018-07-19)
Closing ceremony August 3, 2018 (2018-08-03)
Main venue Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
Website Barranquilla2018.com
2014 2022  >

The 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games will be held in 2018 in Barranquilla, Colombia.[1]

Bidding process[edit]

Quetzaltenango was the only city to meet CACSO's January 2012 deadline to bid for the Games,[2] and on October 29, 2012 it was named the host city.[1]

Guatemala last hosted the Games in 1950 (in Guatemala City); Central America last hosted in 2002 (in San Salvador, El Salvador). Panajachel will be venue for sailing, open water swimming and triathlon.[3][4] Quetzaltenango was officially stripped from its hosting rights in May 2014.[5]

Meanwhile, the Colombian City of Santiago de Cali has sent a formal request to the CACSO committee to host the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (due to the success of the 2013 World Games) in case that Quetzaltenango was unable to meet with the event's logistics; in addition, sports venues in Santiago de Cali were completely built and in excellent condition, while Quetzaltenango was having delays in its venue preparation.[6]

A second bidding phase was opened to find the new hosts for the Games. Panama City (Panama),[7] Puerto la Cruz (Venezuela),[8] and Barranquilla (Colombia)[9] were bidding to host the Games. Barranquilla was voted as the hosts for the Games during a CACSO meeting in Veracruz, Mexico.[10]

Sports[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) Asamblea ODECABE, Islas Caimán (translation: "CASCO Assembly, Cayman Islands"). Published by CACSO on 2012-10-27; retrieved 2012-11-13.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) ODECABE decide hoy si Xela es sede de lo CA y del Caribe 2018 Archived 2012-10-29 at the Wayback Machine. (translation: "CASCO decides today if Quetzaltenango is the host of the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games"). Published by Prense Libre on 2012-10-27; retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. ^ Administrator. "Inicia el camino a los Juegos C.A. y del Caribe - ElMetropolitano Xela". Xela.elmetropolitano.com.gt. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  4. ^ "Guatemala y El Salvador buscan sede 'JCC 2018'" (in Spanish). xeu Deportes. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2012-01-03. 
  5. ^ "ODECABE insiste: Guatemala está descartada para organizar Juegos 2018". Panama America (in Spanish). 12 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Cali busca ser sede de los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe 2018". El Pueblo. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "Panamá insiste en organizar los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe 2018". Tele Sur. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "Venezuela se postulará como sede de Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe 2018". Globovision (in Spanish). 20 May 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Barranquilla busca ser sede de los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe de 2018". El Universal. Retrieved 6 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Barranquilla, escogida como sede de los Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe 2018". El Heraldo (in Spanish). 11 June 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2017.