Veracruz takes off

The 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games were inaugurated on Friday at the Luis "Pirata" Fuente Stadium under the slogan “Fly Veracruz, one Heart”

By: Raiko Martin

Email: raiko@juventudrebelde.cu

2014-11-15 | 13:42:00 EST
The Luis The Luis "Pirata" Fuente Stadium became the luxurious setting for the ceremony, with the theme “Fly Veracruz, one Heart,” that gave the starting shot to the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games. Photo: InternetZoom
It was almost two hours of counting, lights, pyrotechnics and the traditional parade of the happy participating delegations. The Luis "Pirata" Fuente Stadium became the luxurious setting for the ceremony, with the theme “Fly Veracruz, one Heart,” that  gave the starting shot to the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games.

After the countdown and the Mexican National Anthem sung by singer Yuri, the colorful spectacle, whose route took as a starting point cradled culture in the region, and reviewed the most significant Mexican traditions, began.

Each of the representations received sustained applause from the audience, including the Cuban -with multi-winner wrestler Mijaín Lopez carrying the flagship . The Cuban delegation is one of the most admired and the one that more expectations have generated since their arrival to the Gateway to America.

To all those present was dedicated the song  “Lo imposible no existe” (Impossible does not exist), the official song of the multi-sport event, played by Mexican duo Silvia and Karmen.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the moment dedicated to Veracruz folklore, the rituals, dances and rhythms that characterize he region, all supported by an exquisitely designed visuality.

Shortly before finishing with the anticipated lighting of the cauldron, Dr. Javier Duarte de Ochoa, governor of Veracruz, gave a warm welcome to all participants, while President of Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization (Odecabe), Puerto Rican Hector Cardona, acknowledged the efforts of the organizers and appreciated the enthusiasm of the people of Veracruz. Afterwards, the Secretary of the Interior Miguel Angel Osorio,  on behalf of the President, officially opened the Games.

To close the event, all the present enjoyed a great concert by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, whose contagious rhythm raised the cool temperatures in the opening of the new edition of the oldest multi-sports games of history.

Now, it only remains to enjoy the emotions.

Translated by ESTI

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