There are several sports practiced in Colombia, some for which we have been renowned in global competitions. The most popular sports in the country are soccer, athletics, baseball, skating, and cycling. Our national sport is “Tejo”, which derived from an indigenous practice called Turmequé.
Currently, Colombia has two Olympic gold medals, 6 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. Our delegation had the second most significant participation of South American countries at the Olympic games in London 2012. We have also been awarded as the Skating World Champion over the past 10 world competitions.
Coldeportes is the administrative department in charge of developing, coordinating and monitoring sports, recreation and physical activities that aim to improve the life quality of Colombian society.
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