1986 South American Games
|III South American Games|
1986 South American Games logo
|Opening ceremony||November 28, 1986|
|Closing ceremony||December 8, 1986|
|Torch Lighter||Omar Aguilar|
|Main venue||Estadio Nacional de Chile|
The III South American Games (Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos; Portuguese: Jogos Sul-Americanos) were a multi-sport event held in 1986 in Santiago, Chile, with some events in Concepción and Viña del Mar. The Games were organized by the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR) and were initially awarded to Brazil at its 1982 congress held in Rosario. However, four months later, Brazil declined the offer. Therefore, Guayaquil and Quito in Ecuador were chosen, but due to lack of government support the games were finally moved to Santiago, Chile.
An appraisal of the games and detailed medal lists were published elsewhere, emphasizing the results of the Argentinian teams. Torch lighter at the Estadio Nacional de Chile was athlete Omar Aguilar.
Suriname had the first appearance at the games resulting in a total of 11 teams participating.
The medal count for these South American 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.
Key sports swimming and track cycling were not held at this edition. On the other hand, medals were awarded in underwater sports (scuba diving) in categories "orientation" and "pursuit" addressing particularly military staff.
†: Competition reserved to junior representatives (U-20).
*: Bowling is declared as "exhibition event" in one source.
- SANTIAGO 86, CHILE, III JUEGOS SUDAMERICANOS, Fecha de apertura: 28 de noviembre de 1986, Fecha de clausura: 8 de diciembre de 1986 (in Spanish), ODESUR, retrieved June 10, 2012
- 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 , retrieved June 2, 2012
- Santiago 86 ODESUR page