1993 Bolivarian Games

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XII Bolivarian Games
Host city Cochabamba, Cochabamba
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz
Country  Bolivia
Nations participating 6
Athletes participating 1300
Events 19 sports
Opening ceremony April 24, 1993 (1993-04-24)
Closing ceremony May 2, 1993 (1993-05-02)
Officially opened by Jaime Paz Zamora
Torch Lighter Johnny Pérez
Main venue Estadio Félix Capriles in Cochabamba
Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera in Santa Cruz
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The XII Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between April 24 - May 2, 1993, in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.[1] The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).

There were two opening ceremonies that took place on April 24, 1993, at the Estadio Félix Capriles in Cochabamba, and at the Estadio Ramón Tahuichi Aguilera in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.[2]

In Cochabamba, the Games were officially opened by Bolivian president Jaime Paz Zamora. Torch lighter was long distance runner Johnny Pérez, who won the silver medal in the 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1981 Bolivarian Games.[2]

Immediately after the end of the ceremony in Cochabamba, the president and a number of officials from the organizing committee rushed by plane to Santa Cruz to attend the other inauguracion.

Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.[3]


Cochabamba hosted the following sports: athletics (Estadio Félix Capriles), cycling (Circuito Bolivariano), football (Estadio Félix Capriles), judo, karate, racquetball (Country Club), table tennis (Coliseo José Castro), taekwondo, and volleyball.

Santa Cruz hosted the following sports: basketball, boxing (Coliseo John Pictor Blanco), equestrianism, fencing, gymnastics, shooting (Polígono de Santa Cruz), swimming, tennis, weightlifting (Coliseo Gilberto Menacho), and wrestling.


About 1300 athletes from 6 countries were reported to participate:[1]


The following 19 sports were explicitly mentioned:[1][3][4]

: The competition was reserved to youth representatives (U-17).[5]

Medal count[edit]

The medal count for these Games is tabulated below.[6] A slightly different number of medals was published elsewhere.[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.

1993 Bolivarian Games Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Venezuela 116 78 58 252
2  Colombia 84 54 31 169
3  Peru 32 43 56 131
4  Ecuador 22 46 69 137
5  Bolivia 12 48 80 140
6  Panama 10 6 18 34
Total 276 275 312 863


  1. ^ a b c Quesada F., Estewil (April 24, 1993), Comienza el ciclo olímpico (in Spanish), El Tiempo, retrieved January 19, 2013 
  2. ^ a b Quesada, Estewil (April 25, 1993), Una inauguración maratónica (in Spanish), El Tiempo, retrieved January 19, 2013 
  3. ^ 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 
  4. ^ a b Quesada, Estewil (May 3, 1993), El balance fue positivo (in Spanish), El Tiempo, retrieved January 19, 2013 
  5. ^ La lista sigue inconclusa... (in Spanish), El Tiempo, March 18, 1993, retrieved January 19, 2013 
  6. ^ RESULTADOS - XII Juegos Bolivarianos. Santa Cruz y Cochabamba - Bolivia, 1993 (in Spanish), Comité Organizador de los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos 2005, retrieved January 16, 2013