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January 4, 2013
More Than 500 Journalist Will Take Part In The XIII Sports Journalist National Games

by Maria Constanza Mora Pedraza,AIPS Member

BOGOTA, January 4, 2013 - For first time the Colombian National Games for Sports Journalists will receive athletes from all the 27 branches of the country, which will be held from January 6th to 11th 2013

The National Games ACORD for Sports Journalists born in 1987 during a seminar held in Bucaramanga City and had its first version in January 1989 in the same city. Since then and to date there have been 12 editions in its 24 years of history in the following cities:

1. Bucaramanga (1989)

2. Cúcuta (1991)

3. Pereira (1993)

4. Girardot (1995)

5. Medellín (1997)

6. Bucaramanga (2000)

7. Ibagué (2002)

8. Tunja (2003)

9. Villavicencio (2004)

10. Medellín (2007)

11. Bucaramanga (2009)

12. Neiva (2011)

The Games

For this version, Acord Colombia National Games, which will take part thanks to the support of the government through Coldeportes, will be based in Bogotá, the capital city and its main venue will be the High Performance Centre which will host the athletics, chess, football, indoor football, table tennis and volleyball. Furthermore billiards, bowling, cycling and tejo (local sport) for a total 10 disciplines.

“The Acord Colombia associates will have the opportunity to meet the modern facilities where Colombian and foreign high performance athletes prepares for their competitions. Recently, the HPC was recognized as one of the best in America. Also, in recent visits has been exalted and praised by members of the International Olympic Committee, COI, who have been invited to the capital by the National Director of Coldeportes (National Sports Body), Andrés Botero”, Carlos Julio Castellanos Rincón, President of Colombia Sports Press Assocaition, said.

The Colombian Association and Aips began the organization for the First version of the AIPS America Games will be held from May19- 25 2013 in Medellín, Colombia.

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