South American Youth Games

South American Youth Games

The South American Youth Olympic Games (Spanish: Juegos Suramericanos de la Juventud; Portuguese: Jogos Sul-Americanos da Juventude) is a regional multi-sport event organized by the Organización Deportiva Suramericana (ODESUR). The games are held every four years consistent with the current Olympic Games format. The first edition was held in Lima, Perú, from 20 to 29 September 2013. The age limitation of the athletes is 14 to 18.[1]

South American Youth Olympic Games editions

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2013 Lima  Peru 20 September 29 September 14 1,200 19 95  Brazil [2]
II 2017 Santiago  Chile 29 September 8 October 14 1,279 20 198  Brazil [3]
III 2021 Rosario  Argentina Future event
Host cities of the South American Youth Games

Medal count

All-time Medal count as of 2017.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Brazil1278073280
2 Colombia715357181
3 Argentina494967163
4 Venezuela335352138
5 Chile293959128
6 Ecuador274041108
7 Peru162956101
8 Uruguay6101228
9 Panama651122
10 Paraguay561223
11 Bolivia36413
12 Guyana14611
13 Aruba1258
14 Suriname0178

See also


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