The official logo of the Buenos Aires South American Games.
|Host city||Buenos Aires|
|Opening ceremony||November 9, 2006|
|Closing ceremony||November 19, 2006|
|Officially opened by||Néstor Kirchner|
|Torch lighter||Carlos Espínola|
|Main venue||Estadio del Parque Roca|
The VIII South American Games (Spanish: Juegos Sudamericanos; Portuguese: Jogos Sul-Americanos) were a multi-sport event held from 9 to 19 November 2006 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with some events taking place in Mar del Plata (canoeing, cycling, futsal, handball, roller sports, rowing, triathlon). An appraisal of the games and detailed medal lists were published elsewhere, emphasizing the results of the Argentinian teams.
The Games were organized by the South American Sports Organization (ODESUR), who awarded the Games to the city with 10 votes over the bids by previous hosts Cuenca, Ecuador (3 votes) and Lima, Peru (1 vote).
The Games were originally awarded to the first edition host La Paz, Bolivia, but this decision was retracted following domestic instability in Bolivia during 2005. This country did not participate in the subsequent selection process after ODESUR denied its request to reconsider the decision.
- CeNARD - Athletics, Weightlifting, Judo, Wrestling, Taekwondo, Field Hockey and Swimming.
- Club Atlético River Plate - Table Tennis.
- Federación Argentina de Boxeo - Boxing.
- Estadio Mary Terán de Weiss - Tennis.
- Gimnasia y Esgrima de Buenos Aires - Fencing.
- Tiro Federal - Shooting.
- Parque Polideportivo Roca - Archery
- Buenos Aires Yacht Club - Sailing.
- Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield - Karate, Bocce.
- Club Ciudad de Buenos Aires - Gymnastics.
- San Lorenzo de Almagro - Artistic roller skating.
- Lake of the Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez - Waterskiing.
Mar del Plata
- Polideportivo Islas Malvinas - Handball and Futsal.
- Laguna de los Padres - Canoeing and Rowing.
- Patinódromo Municipal - Inline speed skating.
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.
|14||Netherlands Antilles (ANT)||0||0||2||2|
|Totals (15 nations)||464||459||515||1438|
†: The competition was reserved to representatives aged under 23.
‡: The competition was reserved to junior representatives (U-20).
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- 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