2001 Bolivarian Games

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XIV Bolivarian Games
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Host city Ambato, Tungurahua
Country  Ecuador
Nations participating 6
Athletes participating 2000
Events 29 sports + 4 exhib.
Opening ceremony September 7, 2001 (2001-09-07)
Closing ceremony September 16, 2001 (2001-09-16)
Officially opened by Roberto Hanze
Torch Lighter Jefferson Pérez
Main venue Estadio Bellavista
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The XIV Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between September 7–16, 2001, in Ambato, Ecuador. Some events took place in Guayaquil and in Quito. The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).

The opening ceremony took place on September 7, 2001, at the Estadio Bellavista in Ambato, Ecuador. The Games were officially opened by Ecuadorean Minister for Education and Sports (Spanish: ministro de Educación y Deportes) Roberto Hanze as a delegate for president Gustavo Noboa.[1] Torch lighter was racewalker, olympic gold medalist Jefferson Pérez.[2]

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


Ambato hosted the following competitions: athletics, basketball, bodybuilding, boxing, chess, climbing (andinism), football, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, judo, karate, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling[4]

Guayaquil hosted the following competitions: archery, baseball, beach volleyball, billiards, bowling, canoeing, racquetball, rowing, shooting, softball, surfing, swimming, triathlon, yachting[4]

Quito hosted the following competitions: cycling, equestrian, fencing [4]


About 2000 athletes from 6 countries were reported to participate:[5]


The following 29 sports (+ 4 exhibition) were explicitly mentioned:[3][4]

: Exhibition event.
: The competition was reserved to youth representatives (U-17).[6]

Medal count[edit]

The medal count for these Games is tabulated below.[7] A slightly different number of medals was published elsewhere.[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.

2001 Bolivarian Games Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Venezuela 189 145 80 414
2  Colombia 96 117 117 330
3  Ecuador 46 66 133 245
4  Peru 32 32 46 110
5  Bolivia 13 10 38 61
6  Panama 2 6 13 21
Total 378 376 427 1181


  1. ^ Ecuador sede por tercera vez - Colorida ceremonia marcará la apertura (in Spanish), El Universal, September 7, 2001, retrieved January 20, 2013 
  2. ^ HOY SE INAUGURAN LOS JUEGOS BOLIVARIANOS DE AMBATO (in Spanish), explored.com.ec from Hoy, September 7, 2001, retrieved January 20, 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 c d Calendario (in Spanish), Hoy, retrieved January 20, 2013 
  5. ^ A qué aspiran los nuestros - La apertura de los Juegos Bolivarianos con sede en Ambato y Guayaquil (Ecuador), es para el Meta el punto de partida de la ilusión de contar con deportistas en las próximas olimpiadas. (in Spanish), El Tiempo, September 7, 2001, retrieved January 20, 2013 
  6. ^ Pierrend, José Luis; Cornejo, Alfonzo (September 3, 2005), Bolivarian Games: Soccer Tournaments, RSSSF -- The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, retrieved January 20, 2013 
  7. ^ RESULTADOS - XIII Juegos Bolivarianos. Ambato - Ecuador, 2001 (in Spanish), Comité Organizador de los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos 2005, retrieved January 20, 2013 
  8. ^ Medallero (in Spanish), Hoy, retrieved January 20, 2013