2014 CAC Opening Ceremony Held In Mexico

November 15, 2014

7859The Opening Ceremony for the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico took place last night [Nov 14], and it was spectacular affair highlighted by the live performance of Latin American star Ricky Martin.

Martin performed his new single “Adios” among other songs from his multi-award winning greatest hits.

The Central American and Caribbean Games have become one of the most recognized sports events in Latin American and is used as a window for young, upcoming athletes to showcase their abilities in anticipation of the Pan American and the Olympic Games.

Swimmer Julian Fletcher carried the Bermuda flag, leading the team of over 40 athletes set to represent the island.

Bermuda athletes will be in action in the first day of competition roday, with the Bermuda women’s hockey team taking on Trinidad & Tobago, while swimmers Roy Allan Burch and Lisa Blackburn hit the pool in Veracruz, while Virginia McKey will compete in dressage in Xalapa.

Photo of the Opening Ceremony courtesy of the event organisers

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The regional Games will see athletes from a host of nations competing including: Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Cayman Islands, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Venezuela.

The following athletes will compete for Bermuda at the CAC Games:

  1. Tyrone Smith Athletics
  2. Shianne Smith Athletics
  3. Nicole Mitchell Cycling
  4. Dominique Maho Cycling
  5. Zoenique Williams Cycling
  6. Virginia McKey Equestrian – Dressage
  7. Jillian Terceira Equestrian – Show Jumping
  8. Patrick Nisbett Equestrian – Show Jumping
  9. Cameron Pimentel Sailing
  10. Cecilia Wollmann Sailing
  11. Roy-Allan Burch Swimming
  12. Julian Fletcher Swimming
  13. Lisa Blackburn Swimming
  14. Alexandra Wheatley Hockey
  15. Azari Thomas Hockey
  16. Francesca Cacace Hockey
  17. Jennifer Beech Hockey
  18. Jennifer Chisnall Hockey
  19. Jessica Hollis Hockey
  20. Katherine Masters Hockey
  21. Keishae Robinson Hockey
  22. Maya Palacio Hockey
  23. Melanie Fullerton Hockey
  24. Renee Greenslade Hockey
  25. Ryce Trott Hockey
  26. Selina Whitter Hockey
  27. Tse Minors Hockey
  28. Yvonna Osborne Hockey
  29. Zuri Phillip Hockey
  30. Andre Landy Rugby
  31. Antonio Perinchief-Leader Rugby
  32. Darren Richardson Rugby
  33. Jahan Cedenio Rugby
  34. Joshua DeAllie Rugby
  35. Kamel Easton Rugby
  36. Neville Zuill Rugby
  37. Patrick Richardson Rugby
  38. Somers Brewin Rugby
  39. Steven Husbands Rugby
  40. Tashon DeSilva Rugby
  41. Thomas Edwards Rugby
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  1. D says:

    Good luck all bring home a award! Or a few

  2. Jus sayin says:

    It’s a shame the Bermuda flag was wrong. However, don’t let that spoil it. Go Bermuda!!!