1985 Bolivarian Games

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X Bolivarian Games
Host city Cuenca, Azuay
Ambato, Tungurahua
Portoviejo, Manabí
Country  Ecuador
Nations participating 6
Events 20 sports
Opening ceremony November 9, 1985 (1985-11-09)
Closing ceremony November 18, 1985 (1985-11-18)
Officially opened by León Febres Cordero
Torch Lighter John Jarrín
Arturo Cárdenas
Main venue Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar
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The X Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between November 9–18, 1985, in Cuenca, Ambato, and Portoviejo, Ecuador. The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).

The opening ceremony took place on November 9, 1985 at the Estadio Alejandro Serrano Aguilar in Cuenca.[1] The Games were officially opened by Ecuadorean president León Febres Cordero.[1] Torch lighter were cyclist John Jarrín and football player Arturo Cárdenas, gold medalist at the 1965 Bolivarian Games.[1][2][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.[1] Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.[3]

Participation[edit]

Athletes from 6 countries were reported to participate:[1]

Sports[edit]

The following 20 sports were explicitly mentioned:[1][3]

Medal count[edit]

The medal count for these Games is tabulated below.[4] 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.

1985 Bolivarian Games Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Venezuela 105 86 45 236
2  Colombia 59 62 64 185
3  Peru 27 23 56 106
4  Ecuador 26 43 57 126
5  Panama 12 15 22 49
6  Bolivia 1 2 10 13
Total 230 231 254 715

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 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 
  2. ^ Zamora Merchan, Marcela (November 11, 2004), El deporte en Cuenca (in Spanish), El Mercurio, retrieved January 18, 2013 
  3. ^ a b c CUADRO DE MEDALLISTAS ECUATORIANOS EN LA HISTORIA DE LOS J. D. B. POR EDICIÓN (in Spanish), Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano, retrieved October 22, 2012 
  4. ^ RESULTADOS - X Juegos Bolivarianos. Ambato, Cuenca y Puerto Viejo - Ecuador, 1985 (in Spanish), Comité Organizador de los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos 2005, retrieved January 16, 2013