1990 South American Games

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IV South American Games
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1990 South American Games logo
Host cityLima
Country Peru
Nations participating10
Athletes participating1,070
Events16 sports
Opening ceremonyDecember 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)
Closing ceremonyDecember 10, 1990 (1990-12-10)
Officially opened byAlberto Fujimori
Torch lighterCecilia Tait
Main venueEstadio Nacional del Perú

The IV South American Games (Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos; Portuguese: Jogos Sul-Americanos) were a multi-sport event held in 1990 in Lima, Peru, with some events in Arequipa (cycling and weightlifting) and Trujillo (artistic gymnastics and taekwondo). The Games were organized by the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR).[1] An appraisal of the games and detailed medal lists were published elsewhere,[2] emphasizing the results of the Argentinian teams.

The games were officially opened by Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori. Torch lighter at the Estadio Nacional del Perú was Olympic silver medalist, volleyball player Cecilia Tait.

Colombia rather preferred to participate at the Central American and Caribbean Games at Ciudad de México taking place almost at the same time, and sent no athletes. Venezuela also preferred to participate at the Central American and Caribbean Games, but sent at least a small contingent of 56 athletes.

Medal count[edit]

The medal count for these Games is tabulated below. This table is sorted by the number of gold medals earned by each country. The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next, and then the number of bronze medals.

  *   Host nation (Peru)

1 Argentina (ARG)687346187
2 Peru (PER)*505976185
3 Chile (CHI)403860138
4 Brazil (BRA)37211977
5 Venezuela (VEN)27221564
6 Ecuador (ECU)21231862
7 Uruguay (URU)13131541
8 Bolivia (BOL)292435
9 Suriname (SUR)2013
10 Paraguay (PAR)0426
Totals (10 nations)260262276798



: The male judo competition was reserved to junior representatives (U-20).

: The bowling competition was reserved to junior representatives (U-20).


  1. ^ Lima 90, PERU - IV JUEGOS SURAMERICANOS - Fecha de apertura: 1 de diciembre de 1990 - Fecha de clausura: 10 de diciembre de 1990 (in Spanish), ODESUR, archived from the original on 2014-03-14, retrieved August 24, 2012 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Rodríguez III, Ernesto (2010), LIBROS DEL CICLO OLÍMPICO ARGENTINO - Libro I de los Juegos Odesur 1978-2010 (in Spanish) (1st ed.), Buenos Aires: Alarco Ediciones, p. 192, ISBN 978-987-1367-18-4, archived from the original on 2012-01-04, retrieved June 2, 2012 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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