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XI South American Games has succsessfully concluded

The XI South American Games held between 28 and 31 of may has successfully concluded in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

The first South American Games were held in 1978 in La Plaza, Bolivia.  They have since been held every four years. The Games has an equivalent to the Olympic Flame: the South American Flame, which is relayed from Tiahuanaco, Bolivia, to the host city.

This year’s event was held at the Suarez Coliseum, organized by the ODESUR (South American Sports Organisation).

The ODESUR has 14 member countries, of which 12 competed in the games, and 9 countries managed to achieve new South American and Pan American records.

Jorge Espana, Technical Delegate did an impressive job preparing the competition and the delivery was very successful, his work benefited both the participants and the public.

IWF Vice President and President of the South American Weightlifting Federation Jose Quinones also participated at the event.