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FormationAugust 16, 1938; 83 years ago (1938-08-16)
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia

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


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]


Old logo of ODEBO
Old logo of ODEBO

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, Odebolivariana.org

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