Multi-sport International Games Held Within the Pan American Confederation

Several international multi-sport games are held periodically within the Pan American region. The most important of these are listed below. Each has a multi-year cycle and hosts planned for the next one or two events. Also shown for each is the name of the recognized organization that is responsible for those games:

  • Pan-American Games – held every four years and organized by ODEPA/PASO.
    • 2007 – Rio de Janiero, Brazil
    • 2011 – Guadalajara, Mexico
    • 2015 – Toronto, Canada
    • 2019 – Lima, Peru
  • South American Games – held every four years and organized by ODESUR.
    • 2010 – Medellin, Colombia
    • 2014 – Santiago, Chile
    • 2018 – Cochabamba, Bolivia
  • Central American and Caribbean Games – held every four years and organized by ODECABE.
    • 2010 – Puerto Rico, with water ski hosted in Bogota Colombia
    • 2014 – Veracruz, Mexico
    • 2018 – Barranquillo, Colombia
  • South American Beach Games
    • 2009 – Punta del Este, Uruguay
    • 2011 – Manta, Ecuador
    • 2013 – Venezuela
  • Bolivarian Games – held every four years and organized by ODEBO
    • 2009 – Sucre Bolivia
    • 2013 – Peru
  • Bolivarian Beach Games
    • 2016 – Iquique, Chile

The involvement of water ski and wakeboard in each of these is important to each Federation and its relationship with their National Olympic Committee.

International Sport Organizations

These are the various sport organizations with which we interact to be involved in the various multi-sport games.

ODEPA / PASO – Organización Deportiva Panamericana / Pan American Sport Organization

PASO is comprised of the 41 National Olympic Committees of the Americas.

ACODEPA – Asociación de Confederaciones Deportivas Panamericanas / Association of Pan American Sports Confederations

ACODEPA is comprised of each of the sports of the Americas.

ODESUR – Organización Deportiva Suramericana

ODECABE – Organización Deportiva Centroamericana y del Caribe

Countries Eligible for Central American and Caribbean Games

Antigua y Barbuda ANT
Antillas Holandesas AHO
Aruba ARU
Bahamas BAH
Barbados BAR
Belice BIZ
Bermuda BER
Colombia COL
Costa Rica CRC
Cuba CUB
Dominica DMA
El Salvador ESA
Granada GRN
Guatemala GUA
Guyana GUY
Haití HAI
Honduras HON
Islas Caimán CAY
Islas Vírgenes IVB
Islas Vírgenes Americanas ISV
Jamaica JAM
México MEX
Nicaragua NCA
Panamá PAN
Puerto Rico PUR
República Dominicana DOM
San Kitts y Nevis SKN
San Vicente y las Granadinas VIN
Santa Lucía LCA
Surinam SUR
Trinidad y Tobago TRI
Venezuela VEN

ODEBO – Organización Deportiva Bolivariana

Countries Eligible for the Bolivarian Games

Bolivia

Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
Panama
Peru
Venezuela