South American Games


South American Games

The South American Games (a.k.a. ODESUR Games; Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos; Portuguese: Jogos Sul-Americanos), formerly the Southern Cross Games (Spanish: Juegos Cruz del Sur) are a regional multi-sport event held between nations from South America, organized by the South American Sports Organization (Organización Deportiva Sudamericana, ODESUR).

The first Games were held in 1978 in La Paz, Bolivia. They have since been held every four years, the last edition was in Medellín, Colombia in March 2010. Which will be followed by the 2014 edition in Santiago, Chile The Games have had an equivalent to the Olympic Flame since their inception: the South American Flame, which is relayed from Tiahuanaco, Bolivia, to the host city.

For the XI edition in 2018 there are two bids: Cochabamba, Bolivia and Barquisimeto, Venezuela. A host will be elected by 2011.

Contents

Games

Year Games Host City Country Dates Athletes Nations Sports Top Medalling
Nation
1978 I La Paz  Bolivia 3 November - 12 November 480 8 16  Argentina
1982 II Rosario  Argentina 26 November - 5 December 961 10 19  Argentina
1986 III Santiago  Chile 28 November - 8 December 969 10 17  Argentina
1990 IV Lima  Peru 1 December - 10 December 1,070 10 16  Argentina
1994 V Valencia  Venezuela 19 November - 28 November 1,599 14 19  Argentina
1998 VI Cuenca  Ecuador 21 October - 31 October 1,525 14 24  Argentina
2002 VII Rio de Janeiro,
São Paulo,
Curitiba and
Belém
 Brazil 1 August - 11 August 2,069 13 24  Brazil
2006 VIII Buenos Aires  Argentina 9 November - 19 November 2,938 15 28  Argentina
2010 IX Medellín  Colombia 19 March - 30 March 3,751 15 31  Colombia
2014 X Santiago  Chile 25 October - 8 November

Beach Games

Year Games Host City Country Dates Athletes Nations Sports Top Medalling
Nation
2009 I Punta del Este/Montevideo  Uruguay 3 December - 13 December 12 9  Brazil
2011 II Manta  Ecuador 2 December - 12 December
2013 III Isla Margarita and La Guaira  Venezuela 3 December - 13 December

All-time medal count

The total medal count for all the Games until 2010 is tabulated below. This table is sorted by the number of gold medals earned by each country. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next, and then the number of bronze medals.

South American Games Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Argentina 796 644 608 2048
2  Brazil 539 474 416 1429
3  Venezuela 445 370 382 1197
4  Colombia 356 300 265 921
5  Chile 289 369 426 1084
6  Peru 159 229 303 691
7  Ecuador 149 205 282 636
8  Uruguay 60 101 124 285
9  Bolivia 31 69 137 237
10  Paraguay 10 29 45 84
11  Panama 7 11 16 34
12  Netherlands Antilles 7 7 17 31
13  Suriname 6 3 7 16
14  Guyana 2 3 9 14
15  Aruba 0 2 12 14
Total 2855 2816 3050 8721

Sports

The 1998 sports are not readily available.

Sport or Discipline 78 82 82 90 94 98 02 06 10 14
Archery X X X X
Artistic gymnastics X X X X X X
Athletics X X X X X X X X
Aquatics. X X X
Badminton X
Baseball X X X X X
Basketball X X X
Bocce X
Bowling X X X X X X
Boxing X X X X X X X X
Canoe/Kayak X X X X
Cycling X X X X X X X X
Equestrianism X X X
Fencing X X X X X X X X
Field hockey X
Football (soccer) X X X X X
Futsal X X X
Golf X
Gymnastics[1] X X X X
Handball X X X
Judo X X X X X X X X
Karate X X X X
Roller Hockey X
Rowing X X X X X
Rugby X
Sailing X X X X X X
Shooting X X X X X X X X
Skating[2] X X X
Softball X X
Swimming X X X X X X
Table tennis X X X X X X
Taekwondo X X X X X X
Tennis X X X X X X X X
Triathlon X X X
Volleyball X X X
Water skiing X X
Weightlifting X X X X X X X X
Wrestling X X X X X X X X

Notes

  1. ^ Includes artistic gymnastics, considered a separate sport in other editions.
  2. ^ Figure skating and speed skating.

See also

External links


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