Organización Deportiva Bolivariana
FormationAugust 16, 1938; 85 years ago (1938-08-16)
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia
Region served
South America
Baltazar Medina
Vice-president 1st
María Soto
Vice-president 2nd
José Alvarez

Organización Deportiva Bolivariana (ODEBO; English: Bolivarian Sport Organization) is a sports organization based in South America. It organizes the Bolivarian Games.


Old logo of ODEBO

The idea of creating a Bolivarian sports organization came to mind to the region's country leaders during the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Alberto Nariño Cheyne, Colombia's national director for sports, was at the forefront of the project. The ODEBO was created on 16 August 1938 by the Olympic committees of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela. Its creation was inaugurated at the Cundinamarca Palace in Bogota. Its headquarters opened in Caracas. The first Bolivarian Games were organized in 1938, the year of the organization's creation.[1]

In May 2010, the ODEBO admitted Chile as a member of the organization. In February 2011, the ODEBO created the Bolivarian Beach Games and organized the first edition in Lima in 2012.[1]


Members of the National Olympic Committees include:

Name Olympic Committee Admitted in
 Bolivia Bolivian Olympic Committee 1938
 Chile Chilean Olympic Committee 2010
 Colombia Colombian Olympic Committee 1938
 Ecuador Ecuadorian National Olympic Committee 1938
 Panama Panama Olympic Committee 1938
 Peru Peruvian Olympic Committee 1938
 Venezuela Venezuelan Olympic Committee 1938


  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) Historia Archived 2016-11-28 at the Wayback Machine,

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