2001 Bolivarian Games
|XIV Bolivarian Games|
|Host city||Ambato, Tungurahua|
|Events||29 sports + 4 exhib.|
|Opening ceremony||September 7, 2001|
|Closing ceremony||September 16, 2001|
|Officially opened by||Roberto Hanze|
|Torch Lighter||Jefferson Pérez|
|Main venue||Estadio Bellavista|
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. Torch lighter was racewalker, olympic gold medalist Jefferson Pérez.
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
About 2000 athletes from 6 countries were reported to participate:
†: Exhibition event.
‡: The competition was reserved to youth representatives (U-17).
The medal count for these Games is tabulated below. A slightly different number of medals was published elsewhere. 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|
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