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2006 South American Games

VIII South American Games
The official logo of the Buenos Aires South American Games.
Host city Buenos Aires
Country Argentina
Nations participating 15
Athletes participating 2,770
Events 28 sports
Opening ceremony November 9, 2006 (2006-11-09)
Closing ceremony November 19, 2006 (2006-11-19)
Officially opened by Néstor Kirchner
Torch Lighter Carlos Espínola
Main venue Estadio del Parque Roca
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The VIII South American Games (Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos; Portuguese: Jogos Sul-Americanos) were a multi-sport event held from 9 to 19 November 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with some events in Mar del Plata (canoeing, cycling, futsal, handball, roller sports, rowing, triathlon).[1] An appraisal of the games and detailed medal lists were published elsewhere,[2] emphasizing the results of the Argentinian teams.

The Games were organized by the ODESUR), who awarded the Games to the city with 10 votes over the bids by previous hosts Cuenca, Ecuador (3 votes) and Lima, Peru (1 vote).

The Games were originally awarded to the first edition host La Paz, Bolivia, but this decision was retracted following domestic instability in Bolivia during 2005. This country did not participate in the subsequent selection process after ODESUR denied its request to reconsider the decision.

Torch lighter at the Estadio del Parque Roca was multiple Olympic medalist, windsurfer Carlos Espínola.

Venues

Buenos Aires

Mar del Plata

Other areas

Medal Count

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.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Argentina 107 96 93 296
2  Venezuela 98 85 101 284
3  Colombia 97 72 74 243
4  Brazil 96 105 101 302
5  Chile 37 42 58 137
6  Ecuador 14 27 38 79
7  Peru 8 13 22 43
8  Uruguay 4 9 13 26
9  Paraguay 2 4 5 11
10  Guyana 1 1 0 2
11  Bolivia 0 2 5 7
12  Panama 0 2 1 3
13 align=left 0 1 1 2
14 align=left 0 0 2 2
15  Suriname 0 0 1 1
Total 464 459 515 1438

Sports

Notes

: The competition was reserved to representatives aged under 23.

: The competition was reserved to junior representatives (U-20).

References

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External links

  • Buenos Aires selection ODESUR news page
  • La Paz Games cancelled
  • Official site
  • All Results
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