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Venezuela looks for the third place in the Central American and Caribbean Games

Venezuela looks for the third place in the Central American and Caribbean Games

Posted by Dubraswka Aguilar on October 31, 2014

The third stop of the 2016 Rio Olympic cycle, Central American and Caribbean Games will begin on November 14th in Veracruz. Venezuela will attend the event with 544 athletes and it expects to complete in the third place of medals after Cuba and Mexico.

"Our analyzes show that Cuba will get 28% of the medals in Veracruz, followed by Mexico with 25.3%. Venezuela and Colombia will reap 20% of the medals, we will fight for third place in the table, "said Eduardo Alvarez, president of the Venezuelan Olympic Committee.

"We have to win about 65 gold medals." Alvarez explained that the Vinotinto team has 700 people. The high number is due to logistical reasons.

"Mexico did not end the Villa and our delegation was divided into seven hotels, so we need more officers. We are aware of the problems in Xalapa, and we chatted with the Mexican government on security measures, "he added.

24.5 years is the average age of the Venezuelan team. 46% of the group has experience of the Olympic cycle events and 397 athletes are closing their preparation in Mexico, Cuba and Argentina.

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