Sport in Colombia

Colombia is a typical South American country when it comes to sports. Their national sport is called Tejo which is basically a team sport that includes launching projectiles to a target but they have a lot of love for football.

In the 2001 Copa América tournament, Colombia set a record of not just being undefeated but not conceding any goal and winning each and every match. Roller skates are also quite big in Colombia and their national team is the team to beat in the World Roller Speed Skating Championships. Baseball is another game where Colombians are known for with names like Edgar Renteria and Orlando Renteria. Their amateur team was the world champions in 1947 and 1965.

Colombians are also quite good at boxing, shooting sports, taekwondo, wrestling, bowling, judo, athletics, weightlifting as well as motorsports. One of their biggest name in motorsport is Juan Pablo Montoya who won 7 Formula One races.

As far as the Olympics are concerned, they have been sending athletes since 1932, missing only the 1952 Summer Games. They also have joined the Winter Olympic Games in 2010 which is quite unique considering that Colombia is a tropical country. They have won a total of 19 medals form eight sports. Their first gold was by Maria Isabel Urrutia in weightlifting (75 kg) at Sydney, Australia. In the 2012 London Games, they had their best performance ever with a total of 8 Olympic medals (1 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze).

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Colombia.

Popular sports of Colombia

Traditional or regional sports

Colombia's Sporting Success

Athletes from Colombia

Colombia Sports trivia

Colombia at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Colombia

Upcoming sporting events in Colombia

Annual sporting events held in Colombia

Sporting Facilities in Colombia

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