1966 Central American and Caribbean Games

The tenth Central American and Caribbean Games were held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from July 11 to July 25, 1966. These games were one of the largest ever with a total number of 1,689 athletes from eighteen participating nations.

Central American and Caribbean Games
Host citySan Juan
Country Puerto Rico
Opening11 July 1966 (1966-07-11)
Closing25 July 1966 (1966-07-25)
Opened byRoberto Sánchez Vilella[1]
Athlete's OathFernando Báez[1]
Torch lighterTeófilo Colón[1]
Main venueHiram Bithorn Stadium[1]

Organizing Committee edit

Among those that composed the organizing committee were; Emilio Huyke, President, Joaco Martinez Rousset, General Secretary, Felicio Torregrosa Teknical Directo, German Rieckhoff Sampayo, Legal Council, Jose Luis Purcell, Emilio Vergne, Rafael Aparicio, Luis Crespo, Juan Maldonado, Rafell Pont Flores, Norman H. Davila and others.[2]

Sports edit

Medal table edit


  *   Host nation (Puerto Rico)

1966 Central American and Caribbean Games medal table
1  Mexico38232283
2  Cuba35192478
3  Puerto Rico*27272983
4  Venezuela10232154
5  Colombia10121234
6  Jamaica77822
7  Trinidad and Tobago77418
8  Panama1449
9  Guatemala1236
10  Barbados1124
11  Bahamas1001
12  Netherlands Antilles0516
13  Virgin Islands0415
14  Dominican Republic0123
15  Guyana0112
16  Nicaragua0101
17  El Salvador0022
Totals (17 entries)138137136411

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Los Decimos Juegos Deportivos Centroamericanos y del Caribe (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved 6 November 2023.
  2. ^ "Fue Hace 27 Años. X Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe". El Nuevo Dia (in Spanish). Puerto Rico. June 13, 1993. Archived from the original on January 12, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Games' commemorative poster