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Colombia Map

Official language: Spanish
Anthem: Himno Nacional de la Republica de Colombia
Websites: http://www.coc.org.co/, http://comiteparalimpicocolombiano.org/


Parapan Am

Colombia has competed at every edition of the Parapan Am Games, bringing home a total of 103 medals including 27 gold. The South American country is currently ranked eighth on the all-time Parapan Am Games medals list.

At Guadalajara 2011, Colombia sent 107 athletes to compete in 12 sports. Of their 54 medals at those Games, the majority came in swimming, athletics and cycling.


Pan Am

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Colombia has competed in all but two editions of the Pan Am Games, missing only Chicago 1959 and São Paulo 1963). With 412 medals – 81 gold, 133 silver and 198 bronze – the South American country currently ranks eighth on the all-time Pan Am Games medal table.

Throughout its Games history, Colombia has excelled in cycling (55 medals) and weightlifting (54 medals).

Its best performance came at Guadalajara 2011 where the country won 84 medals, 24 of them gold.

One athlete to watch for at TORONTO 2015 is squash player Miguel Ángel Rodriguez, the singles gold medallist at Guadalajara 2011 and team gold medallist at Rio 2007.

Colombia hosted the Pan Am Games in 1971 in Cali.