Host for 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games back up for bids with Guatemala still a possibility

The 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games, originally slated to happen in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, went back up for host bids this spring, with the bids being considered this May.

Guatemala was selected as the host country back in 2012, but in December, the Guatemalan Olympic Committee (GOC) officially declined the hosting award. Since elections brought in a new wave of representatives to the GOC, the country has expressed renewed interest in hosting the competition.

The Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization reopened the meet for bidding by potential hosts, with the bidding window ending on March 31. The Organization will consider proposals at a meeting in May before selecting a new host site. If Guatemala officially re-entered its bid, it’s possible the event could go on in Quetzaltenango as originally scheduled, though the country would have to win the bidding process for a second time.

You can read more on this story in its original Spanish here, courtesy of Soy502, or here thanks to

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