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
Costa Rica CRC
El Salvador ESA
Islas Caimán CAY
Islas Vírgenes IVB
Islas Vírgenes Americanas ISV
Puerto Rico PUR
República Dominicana DOM
San Kitts y Nevis SKN
San Vicente y las Granadinas VIN
Santa Lucía LCA
Trinidad y Tobago TRI
ODEBO – Organización Deportiva Bolivariana
Countries Eligible for the Bolivarian Games