For the second time since the inaugural edition in 1973, the Central American Olympic Games took place in the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica. The 10th edition of the Games was kicked off with a ceremony in Costa Rica’s National Stadium. The show marked the start of two weeks of sporting events during which about 2,700 athletes from Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama competed in a wide range of disciplines. The National Stadium in San Jose - the most modern in Central America – saw no less than 1,000 artists performing the spectacle “Costa Rica Pura Vida,” recreating the elements of earth, air, water and fire.

Our Spanish partner BNC Montajes Audiovisuales used several XLM HD30 projectors to create an impressive visual scene on the stadium floor. BNC’s Francisco Borja Gonzalez Lopez explains about the set-up: “With 12 XLM HD30 projectors, we established a 90 by 50 meter large floor projection. The XLMs were stacked per two at the top of the stadium 70 meters high. We used more than 5,000 meters of multimode fiber optic to send the video signal and the communications to the projectors. It’s been a real pleasure working with Barco’s XLM HD30. They served more than their purpose, even in very difficult weather conditions.” BNC Montajes Audiovisuales were also involved in the Games’ closing ceremony. They treated the audience to a grand projection mapping of the image of a volcano onto the backdrop.