2002 South American Games
2002 South American Games logo
|Host city||Belém, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo|
|Opening ceremony||August 1, 2002|
|Closing ceremony||August 11, 2002|
|Officially opened by||Almir Gabriel|
|Torch lighter||Dayse Silva|
|Main venue||Estádio do Mangueirão|
The VII South American Games (Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos; Portuguese: Jogos Sul-Americanos) were a multi-sport event held in 2002 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro; São Paulo, São Paulo; Curitiba, Paraná; and Belém, Pará; all in Brazil. The Games were organized by the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR). An appraisal of the games and detailed medal lists were published elsewhere, emphasizing the results of the Argentinian teams.
Originally awarded to Córdoba, Argentina, the Games were moved to Bogotá, Colombia, following an economic crisis in Argentina. Later, violence between the Colombian government and guerrillas caused Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Venezuela to threaten to leave the Games, which resulted in the relocation to Brazil. Colombia did not send a delegation to protest this decision.
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.
†: The competition was contested by junior representatives (U-20).
‡: The competition was contested by youth representatives (U-18).
- Estádio do Mangueirão - Athletics
- Ginásio da Escola Superior de Educação Física - Aquatics,Boxing and Werstling
- Iguaçu Park - Canoeing
- Curitba-Paranagua Highway - Cycling (road)
- Barigui Park - Cycling (Mountain Bike)
- Botanical Garden Velodrome - Cycling (track)
- Tarumã Gymnasium - Gymnastics
Rio de Janeiro
- Botafogo Gymnasium - Fencing
- Maracanazinho Gymnasium - Futsal
- Tijuca Tennis Club - Judo, Taekwondo
- Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas - Rowing
- CEFAN - Archery
- AMAN, Resende - Shooting
- Posto 6 - Triathlon
- Iate Clube - Sailing
- Lago Alpha Village, Itu - Aquatic Skiing
- Paradise Golf Club, Mogi das Cruzes - Golf
- Municipal Gymnasium, São Bernardo do Campo - Handball
- Ibirapuera Gymnasium - Karate
- Olympic Training and Research Centre - Weightlifting and Table Tennis.
- Banco do Brasil Athletic Association - Figure Skating
- Sambodromo do Anhembi - Speed Skating
- Bom Retiro Stadium - Softball
- Clube Atlético Monte Líbano - Tennis
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