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03 April 2014 | in CUSF News, Multisports

Nicaragua: 2,000 Student-Athletes prepare for 5th Central American University Games


MANAGUA - This year, the city of Managua, Nicaragua will host the 5th edition of the Central American University Games (JUDUCA) to be held from 6 to April 12. Hosted in Nicaragua this year, this edition of the games wil commemorate the centenary of the Nicaraguan student movement.

JUDUCA are held every two years with the aim of promoting the sport in Public Universities in Central America and the Caribbean. The games are organized by the University Council (CSUCA) and the Regional Council of Student Life (CONREVE). These Games are the major multi-sport event that takes place in this region.

Student-athletes will compete in 10 disciplines, i.e. chess, athletics, basketball, football, futsal, volleyball, karate, taekwondo, judo and baseball.

A total of 21universitites from 7 countries are participating in the games:

Guatemala

Universidad de San Carlos Guatemala (USAC)

El Salvador

University of El Salvador (UES)

Panama

University of Panama (UP), Specialized University of the Americas (UDELAS), Autonomous University of Chiriquí (UNACHI), Technological University of Panama, Panama International Maritime University (PICU)

Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC), National University of Costa Rica (UNA), Distance Education University (UNED-CR), National Technical University of Costa Rica (UTN)

Honduras

National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), National University of Agriculture (UNAG), Francisco Morazán National Pedagogic University (UPNFM)

 

Belize

Belize National University

Dominican Republic

Autonomous University of Santo Domingo

Nicaragua

National Autonomous University of Nicaragua, Managua, (Unite-Managua), National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (Unite-León), National University of Engineering (UNI) and National Agrarian University (UNA).


(Source: Rosaura Méndez  FISU Assessor)