1965 Bolivarian Games

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V Bolivarian Games
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Host city Quito
Guayaquil
Country  Ecuador
Nations participating 6
Athletes participating about 1200
Events 20 sports + 1 exhibition
Opening ceremony November 20, 1965 (1965-11-20)
Closing ceremony December 5, 1965 (1965-12-05)
Officially opened by Ramón Castro Jijón (Quito)
Jaime García Naranjo (Guayaquil)
Athlete's Oath Carola Castro Jijón (Quito)
Juvenal Sáenz Gil (Guayaquil)
Torch lighter Luís Calderón Gallardo (Quito)
Edgar Andrade (Guayaquil)
Main venue Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa (Quito)
Estadio Modelo Guayaquil (Guayaquil)
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The V Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between November 20 - December 5, 1965, in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador. The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).

Separate inauguration ceremonies for the Games were held in both venues. In Quito, the Games were officially opened by Ecuadorian president and chairman of the military junta Ramón Castro Jijón. Torch lighter was former long distance runner, 10,000 metres gold medal winner at the I Bolivarian Games Luís Calderón. The athlete's oath was sworn by the president's sister, former sprinter and 50 metres gold medal winner at the I Bolivarian Games Carola Castro.[1][2] In Guayaquil, the Games were officially opened by the president of the organizing committee, Jaime García Naranjo. Torch lighter was Edgar Andrade. The athlete's oath was sworn by baseball player Juvenal Sáenz.[1][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.[4]

Venues[edit]

In Quito[edit]

Athletics (details): Estadio Universitario[5]
Basketball (women) (details): Coliseo Cerrado[6]
Boxing (details): Coliseo Cerrado[7]
Chess (details): Quito Tenis y Golf Club[7]
Equestrian (details): Grupo Yaguachi[7]
Jardín de Saltos del Colegio Militar Eloy Alfaro[8]
Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa[8]
Fencing (details): Colegio Militar Eloy Alfaro[5]
Football (details): Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa[5]
Golf (details): Quito Tenis y Golf Club[9]
Gymnastics (details): Coliseo Cerrado[10]
Volleyball (details): Coliseo Cerrado[6]

In Guayaquil[edit]

Baseball (details): Estadio Yeyo Uraga[5]
Basketball (men) (details): Coliseo Cerrado de Guayaquil[9]
Cycling (road) (details): [11]
Cycling (track) (details): Velódromo Modelo[12]
Judo (details): Coliseo Cerrado de Guayaquil[9]
Sailing (details): Salinas Yacht Club[5]
Shooting (details): Polígono Vicente Pin[5]
Swimming/Diving: (details) Piscina Olímpica Asisclo Garay[6]
Table tennis (details): Coliseo Cerrado de Guayaquil[6]
Tennis (details): Estadio Francisco Segura[7]
Weightlifting (details): Gimnasio Guayaquil[13]
Wrestling (details): Coliseo Huancavilca[6]

Participation[edit]

About 1200 athletes from 6 countries were reported to participate:[1][14]

Sports[edit]

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

: Exhibition event.

Medal count[edit]

The medal count for these Games is tabulated below.[15] 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.

1965 Bolivarian Games Medal Count
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Venezuela 62 52 39 153
2  Colombia 30 17 22 69
3  Peru 23 33 24 80
4  Ecuador 18 24 40 82
5  Panama 7 11 7 25
6  Bolivia 4 3 1 8
Total 144 140 133 417

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Gamarra Zorrilla, José, Bolivia Olímpica Capítulos VI al VIII (PDF) (in Spanish), ANDES Academia del Conocimiento y el Desarrollo "Fernando Diez de Medina", retrieved October 22, 2012 
  2. ^ Jurado, Jorge (November 21, 1965), Los V Juegos Bolivarianos: Imponentes Ceremonias Inaugurales - Quito y Guayaquil Ratifican su Tradicíon Deportiva. Hoy se Inician en Firme Competencias (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 12, 2013 
  3. ^ González, Diego E. (November 21, 1965), 60 Mil Personas en los Actos de Guayaquil Ayer (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 10 (original page no.: 19), retrieved January 12, 2013 
  4. ^ a b Cuadro de Medallistas Ecuatorianos en la Historia de los J. D. B. por Edición (PDF) (in Spanish), Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano, retrieved October 22, 2012 
  5. ^ a b c d e f Jaimes C., Humberto (November 21, 1965), Programa (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  6. ^ a b c d e Jaimes C., Humberto (November 23, 1965), Programa (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  7. ^ a b c d Programa (in Spanish), El Tiempo, November 29, 1965, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  8. ^ a b Jaimes, Humberto (December 5, 1965), Otra "Barrida" Nacional en Competencias Ecuestres (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  9. ^ a b c Jaimes C., Humberto (November 22, 1965), Programa (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  10. ^ Jaimes C., Humberto (November 25, 1965), Programa (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 10 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  11. ^ 'Moñona' del Ciclismo Colombiano - Victoria Individual y por Equipos en la Prueba de Gran Fondo de lo Bolivianos (in Spanish), El Tiempo, December 5, 1965, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  12. ^ El Ciclismo Colombiano en los Bolivarianos - De Oro para Vanegas y Rodríguez - Fácilmente Ganaron las Pruebas de Velocidad y Persecución Individual (in Spanish), El Tiempo, December 2, 1965, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  13. ^ Jaimes C., Humberto (November 30, 1965), Programa (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 9 (original page no.: 17), retrieved January 13, 2013 
  14. ^ Ramírez, Héctor (December 6, 1965), Clausurados los V Juegos Bolivarianos (in Spanish), El Tiempo, p. 17, retrieved February 12, 2015 
  15. ^ Historia - Resultados (in Spanish), XV Juegos Bolivarianos 2005 - Armenia y Pereira - Ecuador, retrieved January 14, 2013