Sport in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is another Central American state that has embraced soccer. The Costa Rican national soccer team played in the FIFA World Cup four times and finally reached the quarter-finals in 2014. They also played in the CONCACAF Gold Cup where they became a runner-up in 2002, their best performance yet.

Paulo Wanchope is one of the players who made the world recognize the talent of Costa Rican players. He played forward for various clubs in the Premiere League of England in the later part of 1990's all the way to the early 2000.

Costa Rica is also one of the few Central American countries that have joined both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, 1936 and 1980 respectively. In the latest count, the country have taken a total of four Olympic medals, all of which was by Silvia and Claudia Poll who represented the country in swimming.

Claudia Poll is the only Costa Rican who has won an Olympic gold medal which she snatched during the 1996 Atlanta Games. The other three medals were a silver, by Silvia Poll in the 1988 Seoul Games and 2 bronze, both of which are from Claudia Poll in the 2000 Sydney Games.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Costa Rica. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please make a comment below.

Popular sports of Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sporting Success

Athletes from Costa Rica

Costa Rica Sports trivia

Costa Rica at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Costa Rica

Upcoming sporting events in Costa Rica

Annual sporting events held in Costa Rica

Sporting Facilities in Costa Rica

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