2022 South American Games

The XII South American Games (Spanish: XII Juegos Suramericanos Asunción 2022) was a multi-sport event held between 1–15 October 2022 in Asunción, Paraguay. The Games were organized by the South American Sports Organization, the Paraguayan Olympic Committee, the government of the Republic of Paraguay and the local National Secretary of Sports.

XII South American Games
Host cityAsunción
Country Paraguay
Nations15
Athletes4476
Events404 in 34 sports
8 in 2 demonstration sports
OpeningOctober 1, 2022 (2022-10-01)
ClosingOctober 15, 2022 (2022-10-15)
Main venueEstadio Defensores del Chaco

Bidding process edit

The city of Asunción, capital of Paraguay, announced its interest in hosting the 2022 South American Games. In September 2017, Camilo Pérez López Moreira, president of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee, reported that he had the endorsement of then-President Horacio Cartes to be able to present the Asunción 2022 candidacy. According to López, an investment of USD 25 million was required.[1] Meanwhile, it was speculated that the Argentine city of Rosario would also present its candidacy.

Asunción was finally the only city that officially presented its candidacy for the 2022 South American Games before the nominations deadline, on November 17, 2019. At the Odesur assembly on December 11, 2017, it was unanimously designated as the host city.[2] Rosario, meanwhile, was assigned as the venue for the 2021 South American Youth Games (now the 2022 South American Youth Games).

Among the venues that were designed for the event were the Paraguayan Olympic Park, the Sportivo Luqueño Club (both located in Luque), the bay of Asunción and Rakiura, while the South American Village was built in the city of Mariano Roque Alonso in an area of 17.5 hectares (although it was initially indicated that it would be in Costanera Norte).

However, the local National Secretary of Sports (SND) announced on July 27, 2019 that the country was renouncing the organization of the event. The reason given by the government was that the resources committed in the Games were destined to the construction of a new hospital in Barrio Obrero and other health projects.

On October 8, the president of Odesur and also of the Paraguayan Olympic Committee, Camilo Pérez, announced that Asunción will finally organize this edition of the South American Games.[3]

Budget edit

The capital budget of the games was cut to 180 million USD, due to budget cuts by the government. This amount was further reduced to 80 million USD.[4]

Participating nations edit

The number of athletes entered by a NOC is in parentheses.

Sports edit

A total of 34 sports are scheduled to be contested.29 of them are in the program of the 2023 Pan American Games scheduled for Santiago, Chile and will give nominal places for the event. The Organizing Committee chose as optional sports: bocce, bodybuilding, futsal and beach soccer.Along this 34 sports,they chose chess and padel are being contested as exhibition/demonstration sports.

Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of medal events to be contested in each sport/discipline.

Calendar edit

The schedule was as follows:[15]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Gold medal events CC Closing ceremony
Sports October Events
1st
Sat
2nd
Sun
3rd
Mon
4th
Tue
5th
Wed
6th
Thu
7th
Fri
8th
Sat
9th
Sun
10th
Mon
11th
Tue
12th
Wed
13th
Thu
14th
Fri
15th
Sat
Ceremonies OC CC
Aquatics   Artistic swimming 1 1 2
  Diving 2 2 2 2 8
  Open water swimming 2 2
  Swimming 12 12 10 8 42
  Water polo 2 2
  Archery 2 4 2 10
  Athletics 8 13 17 11 49
  Badminton 1 5 6
Basketball   Basketball 1 1 2
  3x3 basketball 2 2
  Bocce 3 3
  Bodybuilding 6 6
  Bowling 2 2 4
  Boxing 6 7 13
  Canoeing   Canoe sprint 2 7 3 12
  Canoe slalom 2 4 6
  Chess (demonstration sport) 6 6
  Cycling   BMX freestyle 2 2
  BMX racing 2 2
  Mountain biking 2 2
  Road cycling 2 2 4
  Track cycling 3 3 3 3 12
  Equestrian 1 1 1 1 4
  Fencing 2 2 2 2 2 2 12
  Field hockey 1 1 2
  Football   Beach soccer 1 1
  Football 1 1 2
  Futsal 2 2
  Golf 3 3
  Gymnastics   Artistic gymnastics 2 2 5 5 14
  Rhythmic gymnastics 2 3 3 8
  Trampoline 2 2
  Handball 1 1 2
  Judo 7 7 1 15
  Karate 4 4 4 12
  Padel (demonstration sport) 2 2
  Roller sports   Artistic 4 4
  Skateboarding 2 2
  Speed 4 4 2 10
  Rowing 5 5 4 14
  Rugby sevens 2 2
  Sailing 7 7
  Shooting 5 1 2 3 4 15
  Squash 2 3 2 7
  Table tennis 1 2 2 2 7
  Taekwondo 4 3 5 12
  Tennis 3 2 5
  Triathlon 2 1 3
Volleyball   Beach volleyball 2 2
  Volleyball 1 1 2
  Water skiing 6 4 10
  Weightlifting 4 3 3 3 14
  Wrestling 6 6 6 14
Daily medal events 38 46 29 37 15 17 18 9 9 19 52 44 47 24 404
Cumulative total 38 84 113 150 165 182 200 209 218 237 289 333 380 404
Sports 1st
Sat
2nd
Sun
3rd
Mon
4th
Tue
5th
Wed
6th
Thu
7th
Fri
8th
Sat
9th
Sun
10th
Mon
11th
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12th
Wed
13th
Thu
14th
Fri
15th
Sat
Total events
October

Medal table edit

  *   Host nation (Paraguay)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Brazil (BRA)13310086319
2  Colombia (COL)797898255
3  Argentina (ARG)586574197
4  Chile (CHI)383162131
5  Venezuela (VEN)314357131
6  Ecuador (ECU)25213278
7  Peru (PER)19183774
8  Paraguay (PAR)*8261448
9  Uruguay (URU)7141940
10  Aruba (ARU)3306
11  Panama (PAN)31812
12  Bolivia (BOL)0268
13  Guyana (GUY)0123
14  Curaçao (CUW)0101
Totals (14 entries)4044044951303

Venues edit

 
The Los Pynandi World Cup Stadium hosted two sports: beach soccer and beach volleyball.

These are some of the venues confirmed to host the games:[16]

  • Anfiteatro José Asunción Flores – Mountain biking.
  • Asunción Golf Club – Golf.
  • Bahía de Asunción – Canoeing; Road cycling; Rowing.
  • Bloque 1 del SND – Weightlifting; Boxing.
  • Bloque 2 del SND – Judo.
  • Bloque 3 del SND – Karate; Wrestling; Taekwondo.
  • Bochódromo del Parque Olímpico – Boules.
  • Centro Nacional de Squash – Squash.
  • Club Internacional de Tenis – Tenis.
  • Estadio Héroes de Curupayty – Rugby.
  • Federación Paraguaya de Tenis de Mesa – Table tennis; Fencing.
  • Hotel Guaraní Asunción – Bodybuilding.
  • Canal de Piracema – Canoe slalom
  • Los Pynandi World Cup Stadium – Beach soccer; Beach volleyball.
  • Pabellón de Gimnasia del SND – Artistic gymnastic; Rhythmic gymnastic; Trampoline gymnastic.
  • Pista BMX – BMX freestyle; BMX racing.
  • Pista de Atletismo del COP – Athletics.
  • Polideportivo de las Fuerzas Armadas – TBA.
  • Saltos del Monday – Canoe sprint.
  • SND Arena – Artistic skating.
  • Stand de Tiro del COP – Shooting.
  • Strike Bowling – Bowling.
  • Terminal Occidental – Open water swimming; Water skiing; Triathlon.
  • Velódromo del COP – Track cycling.

See also edit

References edit

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  2. ^ "Juegos Odesur en casa, la ilusión - Deportes - ABC Color". www.abc.com.py. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  3. ^ "Odesur 2022: Paraguay recupera la sede - Polideportivo - ABC Color". www.abc.com.py. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  4. ^ Hernández, Miguel (September 30, 2022). "Against all odds Asunción inaugurates the XII South American Games". www.infobae.com/aroundtherings/. Around the Rings. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d "Stage set for record-breaking XII Asuncion 2022 South American Games : ANOC".
  6. ^ "Ceremonia di Despedida pa delegacion di Aruba". Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  7. ^ "Asunción: Team Bolivia recibe la Tricolor y va con "histórica cifra"" [Asunción: Team Bolivia receives the Tricolor and goes with "historic figure"]. www.opinion.com.bo (in Spanish). Opinion. September 30, 2022. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  8. ^ "Ecuador irá fortalecido a los Juegos de Asunción - El Comercio". Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  9. ^ "South American Games 2022 in Asuncion, Paraguay: 16 athletes across four disciplines to represent Guyana in Paraguay". Guyana Times. Georgetown, Guyana. September 23, 2022. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  10. ^ "Juegos Suramericanos 2022: Conoce la delegación completa de Panamá". www.rpctv.com. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  11. ^ "576 athletes in competition | XII South American Games Asunción 2022". Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  12. ^ Líbero, Redacción. "Perú busca ratificar ascenso deportivo en Asunción 2022". Diario Líbero. Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  13. ^ "27 Surinaamse sporters op Zuid-Amerikaanse Spelen" [27 Surinamese athletes at South American Games]. Star Nieuws (in Dutch). Paramaribo, Suriname. September 27, 2022. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  14. ^ "Uruguay viaja a Asunción 2022 con una delegación histórica y premios en efectivo para los medallistas" [Uruguay travels to Asunción 2022 with a historic delegation and cash prizes for the medalists]. www.elobservador.com.uy/ (in Spanish). El Oservador. September 27, 2022. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  15. ^ "Competition Schedule". Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  16. ^ "Escenarios | XII Juegos Suramericanos Asunción 2022". Retrieved March 24, 2023.

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