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The 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games were held in San Salvador, El Salvador from 27 November through 7 December 2002. The defending champion Cuban national baseball team did not come, citing security concerns.
San Salvador is the capital and the most populous city of El Salvador and its eponymous department. It is the country's political, cultural, educational and financial center. The Metropolitan Area of San Salvador which comprises the capital itself and 13 of its municipalities has a population of 2,404,097.
The Puerto Rico national baseball team is the national baseball team of Puerto Rico. The men's senior team is currently ranked 11th in the world, while its women's counterpart is 12th.
Baseball was a sport at the inaugural Central American Games in 1926 and it has remained part of the event's sporting programme throughout its history. Cuba has dominated the tournament since its inception.
The Mexico National Baseball Team is the baseball team which represents Mexico in international tournaments. They are currently the 6th ranked baseball team in the world.
The Netherlands Antilles national baseball team was a national team of the Netherlands Antilles and was controlled by the Netherlands Antillean Baseball Federation. It represented the former nation in senior-level men's international competition. The team is still a member of the Pan American Baseball Confederation, and is ranked 10th among teams from the confederation, and 22nd in the world according to the International Baseball Federation (IBAF).
The El Salvador national baseball team is a national team of El Salvador and is controlled by the Federación Salvadoreña de Béisbol. It represents the nation in senior-level men's international competition. The team is a member of the COPABE.
The Honduras national football team nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H, is governed by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras (FENAFUTH). To date, the team has qualified three times for the FIFA World Cup, in 1982, 2010 and 2014.
The Jamaica national football team is controlled by the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the governing body for football in Jamaica. A member of CFU and CONCACAF, Jamaica has won the Caribbean Cup six times, with their latest win being the 2014 Caribbean Cup when they beat Trinidad and Tobago in the final. Jamaica finished as the runner-up in the 2015 and 2017 editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which was their best performance in the competition; losing to Mexico and USA.
The El Salvador national football team is governed by the Salvadoran Football Federation (FESFUT).
The Cuba national football team is controlled by the Asociación de Fútbol de Cuba, the governing body for football in Cuba. They are affiliated to the Caribbean Football Union of CONCACAF.
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) is the governing body of football in Jamaica and is in charge of the Jamaican national team and the Jamaican National Premier League.
The 19th Central American and Caribbean Games were held in San Salvador, El Salvador from November 19 to November 30, 2002 and included 37 nations and a total number of 7,000 competitors. The main stadium for these championships was the Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González. Cuba did not participate. Squash made its debut at the Central American and Caribbean Games.
The track and field competition at the 2002 Central American and Caribbean Games was held at the Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González in San Salvador, El Salvador, between 1 and 6 December 2002. Results were reported and discussed in detail on a day-by-day basis.
A total of 15 CONCACAF teams entered the competition. The 15 teams were divided into 3 zones, based on geographical considerations, as follows:
Yumari González Valdivieso is a Cuban professional road and track cyclist. She competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's road race.
The Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships is a junior athletics competition held between the nations of Central America and the Caribbean Islands promoted by the Central American and Caribbean Athletic Confederation (CACAC). It is divided into the Junior B Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships held since 1978 and the Junior A Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships held since 1974. The Junior A category was open for girls and boys aged 17-20 until 2010. and for girls and boys aged 18-20 starting in the year 2012. The Junior B category was open for girls and boys aged 14-16 until 2010. and for girls and boys aged 14-17 starting in the year 2012.
The 2008 America Baseball Cup was held in the Venezuelan cities of Puerto Ordaz and El Tigre, from September 26 to October 7. The tournament acted as a qualifier for the 2009 World Cup.
Golda Lee Marcus is a two-time Olympic swimmer from El Salvador. She swam at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. As of June 2009, she holds the Salvadoran records in the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyles.
Sergio Manuel Sauceda Raygoza is a male retired track and field athlete from Mexico, who competed in the men's long jump during his career. He had a personal best of 7.76 m in the long jump. He is also the co-autor of the book Manufacturing 4.0 released in 2018. The book and its professional life is into the marge of new technologies and manufacturing process.
The Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (CACAC) is a confederation governing body of athletics for national governing bodies and multi-national federations within Central America and the Caribbean. Membership of the Confederation is open to all National Governing Bodies for Athletics in any country or territory in the region which is affiliated to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Other countries may be granted observer status and may, with permission of the Congress, be allowed to compete in open championships. They will, however, not be entitled to vote at the Congress.
The 23rd Central American and Caribbean Games were held in Barranquilla, Colombia.
Carlos de Anda Dominguez was an accomplished Mexican sprinter who competed internationally, eventually reaching the 1932 Summer Olympics, and qualifying for the 1936 Summer Olympics.
Football was contested for men only at the 1954 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mexico City, Mexico.
Association football is the most popular sport in almost all North, Central American and Caribbean countries, and 11 members of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, CONCACAF, have competed at the sport's biggest event – the men's FIFA World Cup.
The athletics competition at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games was held in Barranquilla, Colombia from 29 July to 3 August at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez.