1961 Bolivarian Games
|IV Bolivarian Games|
|Host city||Barranquilla, Atlántico|
|Opening ceremony||December 3, 1961|
|Closing ceremony||December 16, 1961|
|Officially opened by||Alberto Lleras Camargo|
|Athlete's Oath||Rafael Cotes|
|Torch Lighter||Jaime Aparicio|
|Main venue||Estadio Municipal|
The IV Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between December 3 - 16, 1961, at the Estadio Municipal in Barranquilla, Colombia. The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO). Bolivia was the only eligible country not to send a delegation.
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. Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.
Athletes from 5 countries were reported to participate:
The list might be incomplete.
The medal count for these Games 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.
|1961 Bolivarian Games Medal Count|
- Con toda pompa: CON LA PRESENCIA DEL PRESIDENTE DE COLOMBIA, SR. LLERAS CAMARGO, SE INAUGURARON AYER LOS IV JUEGOS DEPORTIVOS BOLIVARIANOS (in Spanish), La Nación, Costa Rica, December 5, 1961, p. 29 (original page no.: 56), retrieved October 28, 2012
- 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
- CUADRO DE MEDALLISTAS ECUATORIANOS EN LA HISTORIA DE LOS J. D. B. POR EDICIÓN (in Spanish), Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano, retrieved October 22, 2012
- RESULTADOS - IV Juegos Bolivarianos. Barranquilla - Colombia, 1961 (in Spanish), Comité Organizador de los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos 2005, retrieved October 23, 2012
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