Mask Requirement (updated 18 Apr 2022)
😷 Masks are not required, neither indoors (with some execptions) nor outdoors. Masks are recommended in indoor situations where you cannot be certain of the vaccination status of other people
😷 Masks are required inside airports, per Federal/CDC mandates
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
😷 Masks are required indoors in places like hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, medical offices, health centers, clinics, labs, pharmacies, and on public transportation (including taxis and buses). The Department of Health may make masks mandetory in other situations where their use is deemed necessary.
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks.
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Restaurants, Bars & other Food Establishments (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Hotels, Resorts & other Lodging (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The requirment to check for vaccination card or negative test result has been eliminated
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Tours & Excursions (updated 08 Mar 2022)
β›΅ Tour operators may require proof of vaccination or negative test results to participate. Check with the operator to make sure you have what they require.
Events, Stadiums & Theaters (updated 18 Apr 2022)
πŸ‘ͺ The capacity limit has been removed, as has the requirement to wear a mask (if less than 1000 people are gathered)
😷 Masks are required at events/activities where 1000 or more people are gathered, effective 18 Apr 2022
🏟️ All attendees at group activities of 1000 or more people at facilities that encourage crowding — indoor or outdoor — must show proof of vaccination with booster (if eligible), OR negative test (molecular or antigen) results of test administered by an authorized health provider no more than 72 hours prior to arrival at the event. Facilities include theaters, amphitheaters, stadiums, conference and activity centers, and any other place where events are held. Effective 10 Mar 2022, per executive order EO-2022-019 and administrative order OA-2022-533
😷 Owners and operators of public and private establishments may, at their discretion, implement health measures that they deem necessary - including requiring the use of masks, and screening for vaccination status or negative test results
πŸ“„ These changes go into effect 10 Mar 2022, per Executive Order EO-2022-019
Cruise Ship Passengers (updated 08 Mar 2022)
🚒 All cruise ship passengers and crew who wish to disembark in Puerto Rico must be fully vaccinated, OR must have a negative molecular or antigen COVID test performed within 48 hours before disembarking in PR. All passengers and crew who test positive, or have been in close contact to someone who has tested positive, will not be permitted to disembark in Puerto Rico, regarless of vaccination status.
Air Travelers Arriving in Puerto Rico (updated 08 Mar 2022)
πŸ“„ The requirement to complete the travel declaration has been eliminated for ALL travelers arriving in Puerto Rico
✈️ DOMESTIC TRAVELERS (effective 10 Mar 2022, per EO-2022-019)
β€’ The requirement to present a vaccination card or negative test results has been eliminated for DOMESTIC travelers
✈️ INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS (effective 06 Dec 2021, per CDC)
β€’ All INTERNATIONAL air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show (before boarding flight to the US) a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the US. This applies to all travelers, 2 years old and up, flying from INTERNATIONAL (outside of the US) destinations. Flights between Puerto Rico and the States are domestic flights, so this does not apply to travelers arriving in Puerto Rico from the States.

Puerto Rico at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

If you’re looking for information about Puerto Rico at the 2016 Summer Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, please refer to this other article we’ve written about the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games have drawn to a close. In the end, Puerto Rico’s athletes garnered 2 medals. We are very proud of all of the athletes who represented Puerto Rico in London, whether they won a medal or not. Just being an Olympic Athlete is an achievement in itself!

2012 Summer Olympics

Let the Games begin!

As we all know by now, the 2012 Summer Games of the XXX Olympiad are being held in London from 27 July to 12 August.

For 16 days, over 10,000 athletes representing 204 countries will compete in 36 different sporting categories.

Puerto Rico will be represented by 25 athletes at these Olympic Games. They will be competing in Athletics, Boxing, Gymnastics, Judo, Shooting, Swimming, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

We’re compiling a collection of PR-specific video highlights down toward the bottom of this article.

Highlights of Puerto Rico’s Athletes in London

From PRSN

2012 Summer Olympic Games Live Streaming

Puerto Rico’s Olympic Heritage

2012 Summer Olympics

Puerto Rico has been competing under its own flag in the Summer Olympics since 1948, and in the Winter Olympics since 1984.

Prior to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Puerto Rico’s athletes have garnered 1 Silver and 5 Bronze medals, all in boxing.

  • Juan Venegas won Bronze in 1948 in London
  • Orlando Maldonado won Bronze in 1978 in Montreal
  • Luis Ortiz won Silver in 1984 in Los Angeles
  • ArΓ­stides González won Bronze in 1984 in Los Angeles
  • Aníbal Acevedo won Bronze in 1992 in Barcelona
  • Daniel Santos won Bronze in 1996 in Atlanta
  • Javier Culson won Bronze in the Men’s 400m Hurdles in 2012 in London
  • Jaime Yusept Espinal won Silver in Men’s 84kg Freestyle Wrestling in 2012 in London

Olympic Training in Puerto Rico

2012 Summer Olympics

The Comité Olímpico de Puerto Rico (COPUR) (Puerto Rico Olympic Committee) is the National Olympic Committee for Puerto Rico. Founded in 1948, it is the official voice of the island to the International Olympic Committee. COPUR oversees Olympic sports on the island, and it selects the teams that will represent Puerto Rico in the Olympic Games. Its headquarters are in Casa Olímpico (which is the YMCA building) in Old San Juan.

The primary Olympic training facility in Puerto Rico, operated by COPUR, is the Albergue Olímpico (Olympic Hostel). Located in Salinas, the Albergue Olímpico was founded in 1983, as a training center for highly competitive athletes. The primary mission of the Albergue is to "build positive and educated minds in healthy bodies that are able to create new expectations of life".

Today, it serves as a training facility, as well as a public use athletic, recreation, and activity center. It has facilities for shooting, mountain biking (MTB), cycling, boxing, swimming, gymnastics, martial arts, baseball, soccer, and track & field events. For recreation, it has a water park, a children’s water park, rock-climbing walls, miniature golf, a botanical garden, and a museum.

Puerto Rico’s 2012 Summer Olympic Medals

To date, Puerto Rico’s athletes have won a total of 2 medals in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. The last time Puerto Rico won two medals in one Olympics was back in 1984 at the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. The medals in 2012 were the first medals won by Puerto Rico in non-Boxing events.

2012 Summer Olympics

Gold medals 0
Silver medals 1
Bronze medals 1

Tommy Ramos Rings Qualification 28 Jul 2012

Puert Rico in the Parade of Nations 27 Jul 2012

Puerto Rico’s Athletes in the 2012 Summer Olympics

Eric Alejandro Athletics
Men’s 400m Hurdles
Lely Berlitt Burgos Ortiz Weightlifting
Women’s 48kg
Jeyvier Cintron Ocasio Boxing
Men’s Fly (52kg)
Enrique Collazo Pelaiz Boxing
Men’s Middle (75kg)
Hector Cotto Athletics
Men’s 110m Hurdles
Javier Culson Athletics
Men’s 400m Hurdles
Jaime Yusept Espinal Wrestling
Men’s 84kg Freestyle
Vanessa Garcia Vega Swimming
Women’s 50m Freestyle
Franklin Gomez Matos Wrestling
Men’s 60kg Freestyle
Enrique Llanos Athletics
Men’s 110m Hurdles
Miguel Lopez Athletics
Men’s 100m
Raul Martinez Colomer Swimming
Men’s 200m Freestyle
Jamele Mason Athletics
Men’s 400m Hurdles
Melissa Mojica Judo
Women’s +78kg
Jantony Ortiz Marcano Boxing
Men’s Light Fly (49kg)
Lorena Quinones Moreno Gymnastics – Artistic
Women’s Qualification
Beverly Ramos Athletics
Women’s 3000m Steeplechase
Tommy Ramos Gymnastics – Artistic
Men’s Qualification
Carol Rodriguez Athletics
Women’s 400m
Francisco Soler Tanco Wrestling
Men’s 74kg Freestyle
Jose Torres Laboy Shooting
Men’s Double Trap
Francisco Vargas Ramirez Boxing
Men’s Light Welter (64kg)
Samuel Vazquez Athletics
Men’s 1500m
Wesley Vazquez Athletics
Men’s 800m
Felix Verdejo Sanchez Boxing
Men’s Light (60kg)

 

Images used in this article are credited to London 2012 and Comité Olímpico de Puerto Rico (COPUR).

Source material for this article included the London 2012 web site, the Comité Olímpico de Puerto Rico web site, Wikipedia.org, as well as other sources.

 

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