The national sports competition for youngsters will be July 2 to 16, the Consejo Nacional del Deporte y la Recreación has announced. This is the 35th Juegos Deportivos Nacionales.
Youngsters will compete in 23 sports, mostly in San José, but there also will be some events in Cartago and Desamparados. The events range from soccer to chess and include baseball, judo, triathalon, skating, swimming, volleyball, table tennis and biking and mountain biking.
Student athletes will be involved in elimination contests at the canton level starting next month, said the Consejo.