2005 Bolivarian Games

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XV Bolivarian Games
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Host city Armenia, Quindío
Pereira, Risaralda
Country  Colombia
Motto La fuerza de una región (The power of a region)
Nations participating 6
Athletes participating 2026
Events 28 sports
Opening ceremony August 12, 2005 (2005-08-12)
Closing ceremony August 21, 2005 (2005-08-21)
Officially opened by Álvaro Uribe
Athlete's Oath Óscar Figueroa
Torch Lighter Rubén Darío Gómez
Main venue Estadio Centenario (Armenia)
Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas (Pereira)
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The XV Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between 12–21 August 2005 in Armenia and Pereira, Colombia. Some events took place in Cartagena de Indias and in Bogotá. The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).

The opening ceremony took place on August 12, 2005, at the Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas in Pereira, Colombia. The Games were officially opened by Colombian president Álvaro Uribe. Torch lighter was former road racing cyclist Rubén Darío Gómez, gold medallist at the 1961 Bolivarian Games.[1] The athlete's oath was sworn by weightlifter Óscar Figueroa[2][3]

Venues[edit]

Armenia hosted the following competitions:[4] athletics (Pista Atlética La Villa), basketball (Coliseo del Café), billiards (Bolo Club de Armenia), boxing (Coliseo Municipal de La Tebaida), fencing (Coliseo Colegio San Luis Rey), football (Estadio Centenario), artistic gymnastics (Coliseo de Gimnasia), rhythmic gymnastics (Coliseo del Sur), karate (Coliseo Municipal de Calarca), roller speed skating road (Pista Estadio Centenario), roller speed skating track (Patinodromo Parque de la Vida), squash (Canchas Universidad del Quindío and Portal del Quindío), table tennis (Coliseo Universidad del Quindío), wrestling (Coliseo del INEM)

Pereira hosted the following competitions:[4] archery (Cancha Liga de Fútbol Villa Olímpica), beach volleyball (Parque Metropolitano del Café), bowling (Bolera Pereira), BMX racing (Parque Metropolitano del Café), mountain biking (Parque Metropolitano del Café), road cycling, track cycling (Velódromo Alfonso Hurtado Sarria), diving (Piscinas Olímpicas Villa), football (Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas), judo (Coliseo Menor), racquetball (Canchas Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira), shooting (Club de Tiro Punto 30), swimming (Piscinas Olímpicas Villa), taekwondo (Coliseo Menor), tennis (Tenis Country Club), volleyball (Coliseo Mayor), weightlifting (Coliseo Instituto Técnico Superior)

Cartagena hosted the following competitions:[4] baseball (Estadio 11 de Noviembre), canoeing (Laguna Luruaco), softball (Estadio Unidad Deportiva El Campestre), triathlon (Boca Grande and Castillo Grande), yachting (Bahía de Cartagena)
: Event initially scheduled, but cancelled at short notice.[5]

Bogotá hosted the following competitions:[4] equestrianism (Country Club), water skiing (Parque Simón Bolívar)

Participation[edit]

About 2026 athletes from 6 countries were reported to participate:[6]

Sports[edit]

Both baseball and sofball competitions were cancelled at short notice.[5] The following 28 sports were explicitly mentioned:[7]

: The competition was reserved to youth representatives (U-17).[8]

Medal count[edit]

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.

2005 Bolivarian Games Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Venezuela 179 136 105 420
2  Colombia 173 181 116 470
3  Ecuador 25 68 136 229
4  Peru 25 19 58 102
5  Bolivia 10 10 43 63
6  Panama 2 2 7 11
Total 414 416 465 1295

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. ^ Sánchez León, Diego (August 13, 2005), La fiesta se enciende con fuego y color - Ayer, por la noche, se inauguraron los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos en la ciudad colombiana de Pereira (in Spanish), Hoy, Quito, Ecuador, retrieved January 21, 2013 
  3. ^ Representación nacional encabezó el desfile inaugural (in Spanish), El Diario, La Paz, Bolivia, August 13, 2005, retrieved January 21, 2013 
  4. ^ a b c d Escenarios (in Spanish), Comité Organizador de los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos 2005, retrieved January 21, 2013 
  5. ^ a b Cancelados el béisbol y el softbol en los Juegos Bolivarianos (in Spanish), El Universo, Guayaquil, Ecuador, August 10, 2005, retrieved January 21, 2013 
  6. ^ Se enciende la llama de los Bolivarianos - Hoy se inauguran los juegos y mañana empiezan las competencias. (in Spanish), El Universal, Caracas, Venezuela, August 12, 2005, retrieved January 21, 2013 
  7. ^ Programa de competencia (in Spanish), Comité Organizador de los Juegos Deportivos Bolivarianos 2005, retrieved January 21, 2013 
  8. ^ Pierrend, José Luis; Cornejo, Alfonzo (September 3, 2005), Bolivarian Games: Soccer Tournaments, RSSSF -- The Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation, retrieved January 20, 2013