1947–48 Bolivarian Games
The II Bolivarian Games (Spanish: Juegos Bolivarianos) were a multi-sport event held between December 25, 1947, and January 8, 1948, at the Estadio Nacional de Perú in Lima, Perú. The Games were organized by the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).
Originally, the Games were scheduled until January 6, 1948. However, during the Games, the organizing committee realized that the football competition and some other events could not be finished in time, and decided to extend until January 8, 1948.
The Games were officially opened by Peruvian president José Luís Bustamante y Rivero. The Colegio Militar Leoncio Prado in Callao served as "Bolivarian Village" (Villa Bolivariana) to host the athletes.
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. Gold medal winners from Ecuador were published by the Comité Olímpico Ecuatoriano.
Some photos from the cycling events can be found on the webpage in honour of Peruvian cyclist Pedro Mathey.
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... The medal count for these Games is tabulated below ... 1947–48 Bolivarian Games Medal Count Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total 1 Peru 2 ... Panama 3 ... Colombia 4 ... Bolivia 9 13 ...
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