COUNTRIES

  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Bolivia
  • Paraguay
  • Brasil
  • Uruguay
  • Ecuador
  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • República Cooperativa
  • Surinam
  • Panamá
  • Aruba
  • Chile
Argentina

ARGENTINA

Independent Republic

Language: Spanish or Castilian

Currency: Argentine Peso

Argentina is one of the twelve countries that founded the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894, was part of the first Executive Council José Benjamin Zubiaur, who served in that position until 1907
In recent South American Games that were held in Santiago de Chile 2014 it ranked 14 with 159 medals (46 gold, 57 silver, 56 bronze)
Sportsman highlights: Luis Scola Argentine basketball player (currently playing in the NBA Toronto Raptors)

Peru

PERÚ

Independent Republic

Language: Castilian

Currency: The sun.

Peru shares held were important player in South American Games and Pan American.
In Santiago 2014 40 medals (9 gold 13 silver and 18 bronze)
The history of Olympic medals is very low, but Peru is one of the first South American countries to get a gold medal in Olympic Games, free pistol shooting discipline mode with the shooter Edwin Vásquez
This sport has won three of the four Olympic medals Peru: In 1948, Francisco Boza in 1984 and in 1992 with Juan Giha, the latter two of silver.
Volleyball has given the country great satisfaction getting the silver medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics
outstanding athlete: Santa Inés Melchor Huiza, is a Peruvian fondista. Melchor owns the South American record in the marathon with a time of 2:26:48. In addition to the record, Melchor is South American and Pan American athletics multichampion

Bolivia

BOLIVIA

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Language: Castilian

Currency: Boliviano

Bolivia is one of the few countries that has participated in all versions of South American Games since the first edition held in Bolivia in 1978 at that time called the Southern Cross Games
One of the best interests of Bolivia getting gold medals were in Colombia in 2010 winning two gold medals in skeet shooting with athletes cesar David menacho flowers 2 gold and 2 bronze and Juan Carlos Couple Gacha 1 gold and 2 bronze.
In the latest version of the games he was held in Santiago in April 2014 just got bronze medals.
Sportsman Highlights: Karen Torres Swimming, Estefany Coronado March and Rosemary Quispe Marathon.

Paraguay

PARAGUAY

Independent Republic

Language: Spanish or Castilian and Guarani

Currency: Guarani

Country participated in all versions of the South American Games and in all versions of the Pan American Games except 1959 Chicago and San Pablo 1963
The first medal was won in men's soccer at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis 1987
In its history he won a silver medal (teams in table tennis) and six bronze (Esteban Casarino and Carlos Caballero in men's doubles squash, and Benjamin Hockin swimming 200 m, male freestyle, Julieta Granada Golf, the duo Cepede / Galeano)
Outstanding athlete: the golfer Julieta Granada (Olympic medalist and gold medal games in South American part of the prestigious US LPGA Tour)

Brasil

BRAZIL

Federal Republic

Federal Language: Portuguese

Currency: Brazilian Real

Country participated in all versions of the South American and Pan American Games currently is No. 1 in the historic medal.
In Guadalajara 2011, Brazil managed to take 197 medals, with (60 medals) particularly notable performances in swimming (85 medals) and athletics.
Outstanding athlete: Jefinh oGonçalves, currently playing for club regastasVasca da Gama of Brazil's midfield in Fúsala
Outstanding athlete: Brazilian rider Rodrigo Pessoa won the gold medal in Individual Jumping in London 2012, son also gold medalist Nelson Pessoa.

Uruguay

URUGUAY

Oriental Republic.

Language: Spanish or Castilian.

Currency: Uruguayan Fart.

Country participated in all versions of the South American Games, her best Sao Paolo participation was in 1963 where he won 12 medals: four gold, one silver and seven bronze.
In Guadalajara 2011, Uruguay sent 113 athletes competing in 20 sports and won three silver medals in pelota, and bronze medals in men's soccer and sailing.
With 78 medals (11 gold, 24 silver and 43 bronze), Uruguay is currently in fifteenth place of historical medal of the Pan American Games.
Outstanding athlete: Rodolfo Collazo, Uruguayan athlete specialty Remo won, among other medals, gold medal in Buenos Aires and Medellin 2006 2010.

Ecuador

ECUADOR

Independent Republic
Language: Spanish or Castilian
Currency: US dollar
Country competed in all editions of the Pan American Games since the first Games held in Buenos Aires in 1951
The best medal count for Ecuador was in Guadalajara 2011, where it won 24 medals: seven gold, eight silver and nine bronze. Ecuador won several medals in athletics, boxing, wrestling and basketball.
Jefferson Leonardo Pérez Quezada (World Champion Racewalking 20 km in 2003, 2005 and 2007 gold medalist in the 1996 Summer Olympics and Beijing 2008)
outstanding athlete: Jorge Bolanos, gold medalist in speed skating Men's wheels in Guadalajara 2011

Colombia

COLOMBIA

Independent Republic

Language: Castilian or Spanish

Currency: Colombian Peso

Country participated in all the versions except Pan American Games in two, Chicago 1959 San Pablo 1963, its participation in South American Games was irregular his first was in rosario 1982, altogether I do not participate in three versions in the case of Brazil 2002 it was due a protest because thanks to the guerrilla which was facing at that time the countries of Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Venezuela threatened not to participate, then the seat to Brazil 2002 moved and for this reason not presented his delegation , then it hosted the 2010 South American Games in Medellin
His best historical participation was in the latest version of South American Games in Santiago 2014, where he won second place with 166 medals of which 56 were gold, 49 silver, 64 bronze.
Colombia hosted Pan American Games in Cali in 1971
outstanding athlete: Miguel Angel Rodriguez - Squash won the gold medal in the Pan American Games Rio de Janeiro 2007, Guadalajara 2011 and Toronto 2015.

Venezuela

VENZUELA

Bolivarian Republic

Language: Spanish or Castilian

Currency: Bolivar.

Country participated in all versions in the South American Games.
The South American country has won 524 medals, including 84 gold, 183 silver and 257 bronze and placed seventh in the historic medal Pan American Games.
In Guadalajara 2011, Venezuela won 10 medals in weightlifting, wrestling nine and eight in swimming, fencing eight and eight in cycling. Hersony Canelón won two gold medals and a silver in track cycling in Guadalajara 2011.
Maria Simancas won the gold medal in athletics in the form of international 8x800m mixed relay demonstration, the first gold medal for Venezuela in Youth Olympic Games. (Nanjing 2014).
outstanding athlete: Fabiola Ramos, Venezuela's leading specialty sportsman table tennis champion who was Central America and the Caribbean in Mayaguez 2010 and South American champion in Medellin 2010.

República Cooperativa

GUYANA

Officially recognized as a cooperative Republic of Guyana

Language: English

Currency: Guyanese dollar.

Guyana recently joined from the South American Games which were held in Cuenca 1998, then participated uninterruptedly all versions to date, it has never hosted and Pan American Games
Outstanding athlete: Nicole tFernandes, outstanding sportsman Guyanese Squash specialty was South American champion in 2010 and champion Medellin Central American and Caribbean Mayagüez 2010.

Surinam

SURINAM

Officially known as the Republic of Suriname, formerly Dutch Guiana or Dutch Guiana.

Language: English

Currency: Surinamese dollar

Country participated in the South American Games from Peru in 1990 with a total so far 7 units. In the historic medal it is at # 13 with 21 medals in total of which 7 gold, 3 silver and 11 bronze. The best position was in Cuenca Ecuador Suriname 2008.
  In the latest version in Santiago de Chile he got on 11 with the following medals: 1 gold and 4 bronze 5 total.
Outstanding athlete: Tosh Van Dijk taekwondista, gold medalist in Santiago 2014.

Panamá

PANAMÁ

Officially known as the Republic of Panama

Language: Spanish

Currency: The US dollar and Balboa

Country participated in the South American Games since 1994 to date the best position was in Santiago de chile 2014 getting the 8th place in the overall medal tally in the historic is in eleventh place with 11 medals in total of which 11 were gold, 14 silver and 47 bronze.
outstanding athlete: Irving Jahir Saladino Aranda (City of Columbus, January 23, 1983) is a former Olympic athlete Panamanian specialist in long jump. Winner of the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics 2008. It is the second Panamanian to get an Olympic medal, sixty years after Lloyd La Beach did in the 1948 Summer Olympics won two bronze medals in the 100 and 200 meters respectively. It is also the first male athlete from Central America to win a gold medal.

Aruba

ARUBA

Island autonomous country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Languaje: Neerlandés and papiamento

Currency: Florín

Country which participated from the fifth edition of the South American Games that took place in Valencia in 1994. From this edition has participated continuously.
Aruba took his best position in the seventh year when he won the twelfth place in the South American Games which were held in 1994 valencia Venezuela.
SharyAlbertus, KamilahDammers and ThashainaSeraus broke into a copious tears when the final results of the competition or Bowling Bowling confirmed its third place, behind Venezuela and Colombia, the gold and silver respectively took.
Outstanding athlete: Shary Albertus, Thashaina Seraus and Kamilah Dammers, bronze medalist at the 2014 South American Games Santiago

Chile

CHILE

Independent Republic

Language: Castilian or Spanish

Currency: Chilean 

Country participated in all the South American versions from Buenos Aires in 1951, in Guadalajara 2011, Chile won 43 medals, surpassing its previous record of 41 medals in Buenos Aires 1951. His three gold medals included his first gold medal in swimming by KristelKöbrich,
Featured Athlete: Natalia Duco Soler is specialized in the shot put athlete or Bala.