1947–48 Bolivarian Games

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II Bolivarian Games
Host city Lima
Country  Peru
Nations participating 6
Athletes participating 931
Events 22 sports
Opening ceremony December 25, 1947 (1947-12-25)
Closing ceremony January 8, 1948 (1948-01-08)
Officially opened by José Luís Bustamante y Rivero
Main venue Estadio Nacional de Perú
1938 Bogotá 1951 Caracas  >

The II Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between December 25, 1947, and January 8, 1948, at the Estadio Nacional de Perú[1] in Lima, Perú. The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).

Originally, the Games were scheduled until January 6, 1948. However, during the Games, the organizing committee realized that the football competition and some other events could not be finished in time, and decided to extend until January 8, 1948.[2]

The Games were officially opened by Peruvian president José Luís Bustamante y Rivero. The Colegio Militar Leoncio Prado in Callao served as "Bolivarian Village" (Villa Bolivariana) to host the athletes.[3]

A detailed history of the early editions of the Bolivarian Games between 1938 and 1989 was published in a book written (in Spanish) by José Gamarra Zorrilla, former president of the Bolivian Olympic Committee, and first president (1976-1982) of ODESUR.[3] Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.[4]

Some photos from the cycling events can be found on the webpage in honour of Peruvian cyclist Pedro Mathey.[5]

Participation[edit]

As of December 23, 1947, a total of 931 athletes from 6 countries were reported to participate:[6]

Another source reports the participation of only 600 athletes.[3]

Sports[edit]

It is reported that the Games featured 22 disciplines.[3] The following sports were explicitly mentioned:[3][4][7]

The list is incomplete.

Medal count[edit]

The medal count for these Games is tabulated below.[8] 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.

1947–48 Bolivarian Games Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Peru 65 52 43 160
2  Panama 15 7 4 26
3  Colombia 13 18 17 48
4  Bolivia 9 13 10 32
5  Venezuela 8 11 6 25
6  Ecuador 5 6 18 29
Total 115 107 98 320

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sánchez (December 27, 1947), El estadio nacional de Lima Tiene una Capacidad para 25 Mil Personas - En dicho estadio se llevará a cabo la mayoría de los eventos de los segundos juegos bolivarianos - La tribuna de prensa - Un gran acto bolivariano cumplió la delegación de Colombia (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 4 (original page no.: 6), retrieved October 25, 2012 
  2. ^ Sánchez (January 3, 1948), La Actuación de Colombia en el Tormeo Bolivariano - González, la Primera Estrella en Natación - Grandes Triunfos en Béisbol, en Natación; en Ajedrez y en Espada - En billar y lucha libre se han registrado notables victorias. Buena actuación en golf y tennis. La clausura se pospuso para el 8. Colombia presentó su batería débil en béisbol contra el Perú. (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 4 (original page no.: 7), retrieved October 24, 2012 
  3. ^ a b c d e Gamarra Zorrilla, José, Bolivia Olímpica Capítulos VI al VIII (in Spanish), ANDES Academia del Conocimiento y el Desarrollo "Fernando Diez de Medina", retrieved October 22, 2012 
  4. ^ a b CUADRO DE MEDALLISTAS ECUATORIANOS EN LA HISTORIA DE LOS J. D. B. POR EDICIÓN (in Spanish), Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano, retrieved October 22, 2012 
  5. ^ Juegos Bolivarianos 1947 (Lima - Perú) (in Spanish), retrieved October 22, 2012 
  6. ^ Sánchez (December 28, 1947), Grande Aceptación ha tenido la Delegación de Colombia en los II Juegos Bolivarianos - Dos bajas se han presentado en la delegación - Panamá no participará en béisbol - Nova era esperado en Lima - Los entrenamientos de todos los deportistas de Colombia (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 2 (original page no.: 2), retrieved October 25, 2012 
  7. ^ Méndez, Jorge (December 29, 1947), La Ciudad de los Virreyes Está de Fiesta por los Juegos Bolivarianos - Sin complejos de inferioridad debemos ganar el béisbol - Un balance de las justas bolivarianos por Jorge Méndez, enviad especial de EL TIEMPO a Lima (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 7 (original page no.: 13), retrieved October 25, 2012 
  8. ^ RESULTADOS - II Juegos Bolivarianos. Lima - Perú, 1947 (in Spanish), Comité Organizador de los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos 2005, retrieved October 22, 2012