The fourteenth Central American and Caribbean Games opened in Havana, Cuba, on August 7.
1. GV Stadium crowds and the national team parade to cheers (5 shots) 0.27
2. GV Crowd singing DISSOLVES TO Cuban flag being raised 0.39
3. GV Olympic flag being raised. DISSOLVES TO teams lined up and Olympic symbol (2 shots) 0.52
4. SV Fidel Castro making speech, crowds cheer and clap (4 shots) 1.22
5. SV Woman athlete kindles flame from Olympic torch, crowds cheer, dove released (4 shots) 1.36
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Background: HAVANA, CUBA
The fourteenth Central American and Caribbean Games opened in Havana, Cuba, on August 7. Both the Cuban and the Olympic flags were raised before the huge crowd which packed the stadium for the opening ceremony. The games are scheduled to last for 12 days and will mark the comeback of the Cuban, Alberto Juantorena, the 1976 400 metres and 800 metres Olympic gold medallist. However, Juantorena, who has been plagued with leg injuries for several years, has been forced to withdraw from the 400 metres event, and will only be competing over 800 metres. The Cuban team is easily the strongest in the competition and early results showed them establishing a commanding lead in the medals count. Cuba's Margarita Rodriguez became the first woman to win three consecutive gold medals in the same event when, on August 10, she won the women's individual foil fencing championship.
Source: CUBAN TELEVISION