1926 Central American and Caribbean Games

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The 1st Central American and Caribbean Games were held in Mexico City, Mexico, at Estadio Nacional from October 30 to November 2, 1926. It featured 269 athletes from three countries (Mexico, Cuba and Guatemala), competing in nine sports: athletics, basketball, baseball, diving, fencing, shooting, swimming, tennis, and volleyball.

The Central American and Caribbean Games are a multi-sport regional championship event, held quadrennial, typically in the middle (even) year between Summer Olympics. The Games are for countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the South American Caribbean countries of Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, and Venezuela.

Mexico City Capital in Mexico

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs.

Estadio Nacional (Mexico)

Estadio Nacional was a multi-use stadium in the Colonia Roma Sur neighborhood of Mexico City, Mexico. It was built in 1923; the architect was José Villagrán García. It was mostly used for football and athletics and was used as the main stadium for the 1926 Central American and Caribbean Games. It was replaced by the Estadio Olímpico Universitario in the Ciudad Universitaria, in the south of the city, in 1949, and the site was used for multifamily housing which was demolished after damage from the 1985 Mexico City earthquake. Today the site is a park, the Jardín Ramón López Velarde. The capacity of the stadium was 30,000 spectators.

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Three countries took part in the first Central American and Caribbean Games.

Medal table

PlaceNationGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svgTotal
1Flag of the United Mexican States (1916-1934).svg  Mexico 25241867
2Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 14151544
3Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala 0033
Total393936114

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