The Central American and Caribbean Games (CACGs) is a multi-sport regional championships event, held quadrennially. The Games are for countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Bermuda, and the South American countries of Surinam, Guyana, Colombia and Venezuela.
The Games are overseen by the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (CACSO). They are designed to provide a step between sub-CACG-region Games held the first year following a Summer Olympics (e.g. Central American Games) and the Continental Championships, the Pan American Games, held the year before the Summer Olympics.
The CACGs are the oldest continuing regional games in the world, and only the Olympics have run longer. Mexico, Cuba and Guatemala were the three countries present at the first games, which were then called the Central American Games. In 1935 their name was changed to Central American and Caribbean Games to reflect expanding participation. Thirty one nations took part in the 1993 games in Puerto Rico and the 1998 games in Venezuela.
The 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games will be held from November 14th -30th, 2014 in Veracruz, Mexico. The Games will feature 36 sports, with most events occurring in Veracruz, with others in Boca del Río, Xalapa, Córdoba, Tuxpan, and Coatzacoalcos.
Antigua and Barbuda’s delegation includes 18 athletes and 7 officials; Athletics – Richard Richardson, 200m & 400m and Priscilla Frederick, High Jump. Cycling – Jyme Bridges, track, individual time trial & road race and Andre Simon, individual time trial and road race. Sailing – Karl James, Male single handed Laser. Swimming -Rachel Wall, 50m/100m Butterfly, 50m/100m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 50m Backstroke, and Stefano Mitchell, 50m/100m Butterfly, 50/100m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley, 50m Breaststroke. Tennis- D’Jeri Raymond and Isoke Perry, female singles & doubles events, Kyle Joseph and Shakir Elvin, singles event. The 5 coaches were Ted Daley, Jevon Goodwin, Ashley Rhodes, Wayne Mitchell and Carlton Bedminster respectively.
The Chef de Mission Mr. Roland Morgan Jr will lead the team. His Assistant is Ms. Kelesha Antoine.