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image by Zachary Harden, 23 September 2022
The ODESUR (Organización Deportiva
Suramericana, South American Sports Organization) emerged as an
initiative of the President of the Bolivian Olympic Committee, José
Gamarra Zorrilla, who took the roll of assuming the olympic ideal
throughout South America and in 1976 he promoted a sport congress in
La Paz, Bolivia and in
assocciation with the Presidents of the respective National Olympic
Committees of Argentina,
Peru, Paraguay and Chile, founded the South American
Sports Organization on March 26, 1976, under the support of the ODEPA. The statutes and
rules were approved that very same year the following year in La Paz
again. In 1977 they were determined to organizae as soon as possible
the Juegos Cruz del Sur (Southern Cross Games) that were later called
Juegos Sudamericanos (South American Games) after the third edition.
However the first games only took place after the Third ODESUR
Congress in June 1978 in Santiago de Chile. In that Congress the rules
of the Comité Organizador (Organizing Committee) were approved as well
as the event schedule. José Gamarra Zorrilla was also designated as
the ODESUR President.
Esteban Rivera, 19 September 2006
The South American Games Flag. The
shades of blue of the logo may vary - sometimes its a darker shade and
sometimes its this lighter shade. The continent of South America
should be visible in against the blue globe. The first 2 editions of
these games were known as Los Juegos de Cruz del Sur (The Southern Cross
Erik Bell, February 25, 2008.
The full list of all the editions of the South American Games is as follows (sources http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juegos_ODESUR and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_American_Games):
Sources: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juegos_Suramericanos_de_2010#Subsedes and https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juegos_Suramericanos#Eventos_y_ediciones
image by Zoltan Horvath, 13 March 2014
The flag of the IX Games held in Medellín, is a white horizontal flag with the logo
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com) on the middle, as seen in this image:
The Games logo was a proposal among 120 that were submitted, and it was officially awarded on December 3, 2009 to María Paulina Escobar Soto, 22, who was at the time studying her 8th Semester of Graphic Communication and Publicity at the Universidad de Medellín. She was awarded a prize of $15 million pesos (USD 7,500). The design was based on the infinity symbol (called lemniscate in math): ∞.
Also, even though the games were officially inaugurated on March 19, 2010 (as the poster in this image shows: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Seminario_Periodismo_Deportivo.jpg) there were some events that were held as early as March 17.
Picture of its flag taken on March 23, 2010, outside a hotel where some athletes were staying.
Esteban Ribera, 6 September 2010
image by Zoltan Horvath, 11 March 2014
The 10th Edition of the ODESUR South American Games, X Games 2014 Santiago
are being held on March 7-18 (even though the games are officially hosted by
Santiago, several events take place in nearby Municipalities: Valparaíso, Viña
del Mar, Curauma, Quillota and Concón).
The city was elected as the host of the games on November 7, 2006 (the decision
was that the runner-up candidate city for the 2010 edition would hold the 2014
edition). It is the second time Santiago holds the games (the first time being
The flag is the logo on a white horizontal flag as seen here (second flag from left to right) and here. (Full gallery)
For additional information please visit: XI Juegos Suramericanos Samtiago 2014 (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 11 March 2014
images by Randy Young, 07 June 2018
"The 11th Edition of the ODESUR South American Games, XI Games 2018
Cochabamba are being held from May 26 until June on March 7-18 (even though the
games are officially hosted by Santiago, several events take place in nearby
Municipalities: Valparaíso, Viña
del Mar, Curauma, Quillota and Concón). The city was elected as the host of the
games on November 7, 2006 (the decision was that the runner-up candidate city
for the 2010 edition would hold the 2014 edition). It is the second time
Santiago holds the games (the first time being in 1986).
The offical brand and logo were officially announced on May 20, 2016. The logo was designed by Verónica Flores Achá and Ariel Prado, graduate students of "Diseño Gráfico y Comunicación Visual" (English: Graphic Designa and Visual Communications) at the Universidad Mayor de San Simón (official website). The logo is a Cantuta (Cantua buxifolia) (a flowering plant) in the shape of an olympic torch, displaying the colors of the national flag. It also includes the title "XI Juegos Suramericanos Cocha 2018"
The flag is a white horizontal flag with the logo in the middle, as seen here
A GIF of the flag is seen here.
For additional information go to Cochabamba 2018 (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 01 June 2018
I believe the logo should be a little bit bigger and also located a bit more
towards the hoist.
Esteban Rivera, 07 June 2018
I made my graphic based primarily off
this photograph showing the flag actually being carried by a young man in
some sort of procession. In that photograph, the top of the flag's hoist is off
the photograph to the upper right, while the bottom of the hoist is close to the
young man's hands. Based on the folds of the flag as it's being carried at that
diagonal, I estimated that it was at least 2 ft x 3 ft, but perhaps closer to
square and maybe (judging by the young man's perceived height in comparison to
the flag's hoist) something closer to 4 ft x 4 ft. Either way, the logo itself
is relatively small on that large white field, leading me to size it as I did.
However, I also just noticed that the wording on the logo in the photograph does not match the logo for the games, referring instead to "XI Fuegos Suramericanos." Would that be the "11th South American Fires?"
I think we should probably see if we can find some additional photographs of the flag in actual use, and then I'll adjust my graphic to match what we find being used.
Randy Young, 07 June 2018
I agree with your point of view totally. Unfortunately, from past experiences,
it is well known that regarding this type of flags, the information on its
construction and/or regulation is non existent. As for another image showing the
flag, I'm afraid I cannot find one. However, I can only infer that the logo is
placed in the middle and its is of a higher size (it is merely an assumption
since there is no written material to back my claim). But, judging from flags
related to games of this sort, I stand by my statement.
Esteban Rivera, 08 June 2018
image by Zachary Harden, 26 September 2022
The flag used by the 2022 South American Games, held in Asuncion, Paraguay, is their logo on a white background.
Zachary Harden, 26 September 2022