The spectacular closing ceremony of the Central American Games in Veracruz 2014

Colombia will host the next Central American Games in 2018

The Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014 have come to an end! All athletes embarked home but, before they said goodbye, the organizing committee offered a great closing ceremony for the Central American and Caribbean Games Veracruz 2014.

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When the lights went out at the Luis “Pirata” Fuente stadium, the sound of Latin beats surrounded the arena, as traditional Colombian music livened the entire room! This meant that over 20,000 spectators were able to enjoy a live performance of such grand closing ceremony! There were no divisions, teams or nationalities… Everybody was celebrating as one!

It seemed as if the Barranquilla Carnival moved to Veracruz! 250 artists performed live to spread the joy for the designation of Colombia as host of the next venue of the Central American and Caribbean Games in 2018.

This fabulous night was closed with Colombian singer Juanes, who could not avoid taking a video of this magnums celebration.

This 27th edition has been one of the most successful for Mexico. Almost every day, Mexican athletes were ranked as the strongest competitors of the games, even more that the Cuban delegation.

Mexican athletes led the competition for some days, which put them under the spotlight for the Pan American Games in Toronto 2015 and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.

However, near the end, Cuba recovered its position as the number one at the medal ranking, leaving the hosting nation, Mexico, at the second place with 115 gold medals, 106 silver an 111 bronze: A total of 332 medals in 16 days!

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Mexico’s winning position throughout the games stood clear in 13 sports of the Olympic program: diving, equestrian, soccer, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics, synchronized swimming, golf, triathlon, taekwondo, archery, tennis and sailing; as well as three non-Olympic: squash and racquetball.

Colombia, on the other hand, stood at 3rd place at the competition, with a total win of 70 gold medals, 75 silver and 78 bronze.

This is the first stage on the way to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016 and, the next trial to prove that Mexico’s sporting teams will conquer all, are the Pan American Games of Toronto 2015.

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