Bolivarian Games 

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The Bolivarian Games are a regional multi-sport event held in honour of Simón Bolívar – known as "El Libertador", The Liberato. Simón Bolívar was the leader of several independence movements throughout South America, collectively known as Bolívar's War and he is to this day credited with leading the fight for independence in what are now the countries of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and Bolivia, he is revered as a hero in these countries and throughout much of the rest of Hispanic America. Hence, the event is open to the 6 countries liberated by Bolívar or those born from these.

The Bolivarian Games are organised by the Bolivarian Sports Organisation (ODEBO). In order to participate, all athletes must be entered by their National Olympic Committee. While all Equestrian sports are conducted in accordance with the FEI Rules.

The first Games were held in 1938 in Bogotá (COL) for the city's 400th anniversary. They have since been held irregularly, but every four years since 1973, with the last edition in Lima (PER) in 2013.

The next and 18th edition of the Games will be held in Santa Marta (COL) in 2017.

201718th Bolivarian Games, Santa Marta (COL)
201317th Bolivarian Games, Lima (PER) - Jumping / Dressage / Eventing
200916th Bolivarian Games, Sucre (BOL) - Jumping/Dressage
200515th Bolivarian Games, Bogotá (COL) - Jumping / Dressage
200114th Bolivarian Games, Quito (ECU) - Jumping / Dressage / Eventing
199713th Bolivarian Games, Lima (PER) - Jumping / Dressage
199312th Bolivarian Games, Santa Cruz (BOL) Jumping
198911th Bolivarian Games, Caracas (VEN) Jumping / Dressage
198510th Bolivarian Games, Cuenca (ECU) Jumping / Dressage
19819th Bolivarian Games, Barquisimeto (VEN)
19778th Bolivarian Games, La Paz (BOL)
19737th Bolivarian Games, Panama City (PAN)
19706th Bolivarian Games, Maracaibo (VEN)
19655th Bolivarian Games, Quito and Guayaquil (ECU)
19614th Bolivarian Games, Barranquilla (COL)
19513rd Bolivarian Games, Caracas (VEN)
1947/482nd Bolivarian Games, Lima (PER)
19381st Bolivarian Games, Bogotá (COL)

 

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