South American University Games

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South American University Games
First event2004
Occur everyQuadrennial
Purposesport for South American students
HeadquartersMontevideo, Uruguay

The South American University Games (Spanish: Juegos Universitarios Sudamericanos, Portuguese: Jogos Universitários Sul-Americanos) is multi-sport event between student athletes from South American countries. It is organised by the Confederación Sudamericana Universitaria de Deportes (COSUD, South American Confederation of University Sport) and was first held in 2004 to provide additional competition for South Americans athletes before the global Universiade meeting.

It was originally scheduled on a quadrennial basis, but since 2010 it has been held irregularly. The Pan American University Games was founded in 2018 and the South American event has been scheduled in odd-numbered years since then.[1]


Year Edition City Country Nations Athletes Sports Champion
2004 I Concepción[2] Chile 8 ~500 5
2006 II Curitiba[2] Brazil 8 ~900 8  Brazil
2010 III Curitiba[2] Brazil 5 350 3  Brazil
2016 IV Buenos Aires[2] Argentina 7 1000 9  Argentina[3]
2017 V Bogotá Colombia 6 400 6  Colombia
2019 VI Concepción[4] Chile 6 400 6  Colombia



Sport 2004 2006 2010 2016
Athletics X X X
Basketball X X X
Football X X X X
Futsal X
Handball X
Judo X
Swimming X X
Table tennis X X X
Taekwondo X
Tennis X X
Volleyball X X X X


  1. ^ I FISU AMERICA GAMES. ASCUN. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ a b c d "História" (in Spanish). COSUD. 24 June 2016. Archived from the original on 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Juegos Universitarios Sudamericanos Buneso Aires 2016" (in Spanish). COSUD. 30 November 2015. Archived from the original on 25 April 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  4. ^ Convocatoria abierta para ir a los Juegos Universitarios Sudamericanos. La Nueva (2019-01-16). Retrieved 2019-09-14.