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La Havana 1930
Are you aware- By 1930, the group from Honduras captured the bronze medal -right after Cuba (gold) and Costa Rica (silver)-- in men's football at the next Central American and Caribbean Game titles in Havana, Cuba. Understandably, soccer is the most well-liked Activity in Honduras.
Mexico Town 1975
Do you know- By October 1975,the Republic of Honduras despatched a workforce of 14 athletes, led by its young athlete Santiago Fonseca, on the United Mexican States, home towards the VII Pan American Online games. This Spanish-Talking country competed in athletics ( four), boxing (four), biking (five), and capturing (one). Curiously Tegucigalpa -as Belize, Bolivia, and Paraguay-didn't send out sportswomen to Mexico Town. However, the national delegation, Once more, did not acquire Pan American medals. Nevertheless, the top athlete was Santiago Fonseca, the "star with the Honduran Olympic staff", who concluded sixth during the Adult males's twenty-kilometer stroll ( in the time of 1.44.ten,sixty four), forward of Ernesto Alfaro (Colombia, South American champ) and JosÃ© Valle (Nicaragua). Just before 1975, Honduran athletes had finished past place in the Pan American Game titles.
Puerto Rico 1979
Were you aware- By 1979, the Honduran Olympic Committee experienced sent Santiago Fonseca, a racewalker, to the Pan American Game titles in Puerto Rico. Through that celebration, he came in fourth place during the Adult men's 20-kilometer wander. On the other hand, Fonseca's notable overall performance was interrupted when he couldn't head to Moscow, house into the Summer season Olympics in July and August 1980. In Tegucigalpa, the country's money, Mr Fonseca utilized his image as being a nationwide champ to raise consciousness regarding the probable of sport that can help teenagers.
Are you aware- Due to Soviet invasion in Afghanistan, like a lot of anti-Communist nations, Honduras declined to ship an national delegation for the 1980 Summer months Olympic Game titles in Moscow, USSR (present-day Russia). The decision was Yet another blow to Activity in Honduras, with one of the worst Olympic techniques during the Western Hemisphere.
Do you realize- Because of its anti-Soviet coverage, Honduras, in conjunction with El Salvador and Colombia, boycotted the XIV Central American and Caribbean Game titles in Havana, Cuba, from the early 80s. At the moment, Tegucigalpa experienced not diplomatic ties with Cuba and also other Communist states.
Were you aware- The country's swimmer Ana Fortin arrived in 33rd position during the women's a hundred-meter backstroke at the 1988 Summer time Games, in between Chi Wang (Taiwan) and Tricia Duncan (US Virgin Islands).
Mar del Plata 1995
Do you know- The Latin American nation won its initial Pan American medal within the Continental Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in the mid-nineteen nineties.
Do you realize- In 1996, Darwin Angeles, a boxer, was the flag-bearer for that region's Olympic delegation inside the Games of the XXVI loroco flower Olympiad in Atlanta (Ga, U.S.).