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South American Championships in Athletics

The South American Championships in Athletics is a biennial athletics event organized by CONSUDATLE. The first edition in 1919 was competed between only two countries (Chile and Uruguay), but it has since expanded and has generally been held every two years since 1927.

In addition, 8 unofficial championships were held between 1918 and 1957: The 1918 event was titled "Campeonato de Iniciación". The 1922 event was titled "Campeonato Latino-Americano". The 1931 event was held in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Uruguayan independence. The 1946 event was held in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games. The 1948 event was held in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of La Paz. The 1950 event was held in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Uruguayan Athletics Federation. The 1957 event was for men only.[1]

Countries are measured by a points system resulting from their respective athletes' performances. The country with the highest total points is declared the winner.

Summary of ChampionshipsEdit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
Events
No. of
Athletes
Top of the
medal table
unofficial 1918 Buenos Aires   Argentina 24–26 May   Chile
1 1919 Montevideo   Uruguay 11–13 April   Chile
2 1920 Santiago   Chile 23–25 April   Chile
unofficial 1922 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil September   Argentina
3 1924 Buenos Aires   Argentina 17–22 April   Argentina
4 1926 Montevideo   Uruguay 15–20 April   Argentina
5 1927 Santiago   Chile 14–19 April   Argentina
6 1929 Lima   Peru 5–10 May   Argentina
7 1931 Buenos Aires   Argentina 30 April – 5 May   Argentina
unofficial 1931 Montevideo   Uruguay 8–10 May   Argentina
8 1933 Montevideo   Uruguay 6–9 April   Argentina
9 1935 Santiago   Chile 11–14 April   Chile
10 1937 São Paulo   Brazil 27–30 May   Brazil
11 1939 Lima   Peru 25–28 May   Chile
12 1941 Buenos Aires   Argentina 26 April – 4 May   Argentina
13 1943 Santiago   Chile 23 April – 2 May   Chile
14 1945 Montevideo   Uruguay 15–22 April   Argentina
unofficial 1946 Santiago   Chile April   Chile
15 1947 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 25 April – 3 May   Argentina
unofficial 1948 La Paz   Bolivia October   Peru
16 1949 Lima   Peru 16–24 April   Argentina
unofficial 1950 Montevideo   Uruguay   Uruguay
17 1952 Buenos Aires   Argentina 3–11 May   Argentina
unofficial 1953 Santiago   Chile 19–26 April Estadio Nacional   Brazil
18 1954 São Paulo   Brazil 17–25 April   Brazil
19 1956 Santiago   Chile 14–22 April Estadio Nacional   Argentina
unofficial 1957 Santiago   Chile 19-21 April Estadio Nacional 22   Brazil
20 1958 Montevideo   Uruguay 19–27 April   Brazil
21 1961 Lima   Peru 20–28 May   Argentina
22 1963 Cali   Colombia 29 June – 7 July   Venezuela
23 1965 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 8–16 May   Argentina
24 1967 Buenos Aires   Argentina 7–15 October   Brazil
25 1969 Quito   Ecuador 4–12 October   Brazil
26 1971 Lima   Peru 9–17 October   Brazil
27 1974 Santiago   Chile 16–21 April   Brazil
28 1975 Rio de Janeiro   Brazil 26–31 August   Brazil
29 1977 Montevideo   Uruguay 4–6 November   Brazil
30 1979 Bucaramanga   Colombia 31 October – 4 November   Brazil
31 1981 La Paz   Bolivia 5–8 November   Brazil
32 1983 Santa Fé   Argentina 29 September – 2 October Centro de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo Pedro Candioti   Brazil
33 1985 Santiago   Chile 12–15 September   Brazil
34 1987 São Paulo   Brazil 8–11 October   Brazil
35 1989 Medellín   Colombia 5–8 August   Brazil
36 1991 Manaus   Brazil 28–30 June   Brazil
37 1993 Lima   Peru 2–4 July   Brazil
38 1995 Manaus   Brazil 26–28 May   Brazil
39 1997 Mar del Plata   Argentina 4–6 April   Brazil
40 1999 Bogotá   Colombia 25–27 June El Salitre   Brazil
41 2001 Manaus   Brazil 18–20 May Vila Olímpica de Manaus 44   Brazil
42 2003 Barquisimeto   Venezuela 20–22 June Polideportivo Máximo Viloria 44 296   Brazil
43 2005 Cali   Colombia 21–24 July Estadio Pascual Guerrero 44   Brazil
44 2006 Tunja   Colombia 29 September – 1 October Estadio La Independencia 44 229   Brazil
45 2007 São Paulo   Brazil 7–9 June Estádio Ícaro de Castro Melo 44   Brazil
46 2009 Lima   Peru 19–21 June Villa Deportiva Nacional 44   Brazil
47 2011 Buenos Aires   Argentina 2–5 June CeNARD 44 345   Brazil
48 2013 Cartagena, Colombia   Colombia 5–7 July Parque de Atletismo Campo Elías Gutiérrez 44 322   Brazil
49 2015 Lima   Peru 12–14 June Villa Deportiva Nacional 44 333   Brazil
50 2017 Asunción   Paraguay 23–25 June Pista Comité Olímpico Paraguayo 44 357   Brazil
51 2019 Lima   Peru 24–26 May Villa Deportiva Nacional 44 325   Brazil

Wins by countryEdit

Overall points winners
Country No. wins
  Brazil 31
  Argentina 14
  Chile 5
  Venezuela 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics Weekly, SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (UNOFFICIAL), retrieved July 20, 2011

External linksEdit