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Everything is ready for the Bolivarian Games of Trujillo (Perú)

Everything is ready for the Bolivarian Games of Trujillo (Perú)

Posted by Juan Gavasa on September 24, 2013

The 2013 Bolivarian Games will be a major international multi-sport event that will be held from November 16–30, 2013 in Trujillo, Peru, with some events held in Lima and Chiclayo. Approximately 5,000 athletes from 11 nations are expected to participate in 36 sports. The 2013 Bolivarian Games will become the third Bolivarian Games hosted by Peru, previously, Peru hosted the 1947–48 Bolivarian Games and the 1997 Bolivarian Games. Since 2011 in Trujillo city It has been making the preparation of the sport buildings for the Bolivarian Games.

The 2013 Bolivarian Games will be the first Bolivarian Games to have athletes from 11 countries instead of the usual 6 members of the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO).

Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO) selected Panama City as the host for the 17th Bolivarian Games on May 5, 2010. ODEBO selected the city after both opposite bids from Venezuela and Ecuador were dismissed, Venezuela's bid due to not counting with support from Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Ecuador's for not bidding on time.

On October 20, 2010, ODEBO decided to withdraw Panama City as host. ODEBO explained that Panama's Olympic Committee has actually two committees with two co-presidents in conflict, Miguel Vanegas and Miguel Sánchiz, one recognized by Panama's Supreme Court of Justice and the other one recognized by IOC. 

Early 2011, Trujillo bid to replace Panama City as the host of the 2013 Bolivarian Games, ODEBO's commission traveled to the Peruvian city to make a visual inspection of its facilities, the review found that Trujillo is at the height of the games and unofficially stated that Trujillo will host the Bolivarian Games of 2013, the official announcement was given on February 7 in Rio de Janeiro. Trujillo city will house about 4. 000 athletes from 11 countries in a modern sports complex.

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