Jogos Olímpicos Latino-Americanos : Rio de Janeiro 1922


Jogos Olímpicos Latino-Americanos : Rio de Janeiro 1922



By César R. Torres, College at Brockport faculty member ; tradução Martim S. Silveira.

Text is in Portuguese, Spanish, and English.

After seven years of extensive research, Dr. Torres reveals the unknown face of the first sporting event that crossed the borders of the South American countries. The games were part of the celebrations for the centenary of the Independence of Brazil, but more than that, it was also the beginning of sports organization on the continent. "They are very important because they mark the starting point of for the internationalization of sports in South America," said Torres in an interview with

It was from the Latin American Games in Rio de Janeiro that countries started to organize national associations responsible for the development of the sport. Besides Brazil, the event saw the participation of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay. Paraguay took part only in soccer, and Mexico only sent a journalist.

Includes the report written in 1923 by Count Henri de Baillet-Latour regarding the mission fulfilled for the IOC in South America, Central America, and North America.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Manaus : Confederação Brasileira de Atletismo, c2012.

147 p. : illustrations ; 31 cm.


Sports Studies


Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education


Located in Drake Library at: OVR GV721.5 .T677 2012

CONTENTS in English: "Spreading the Olympic idea" to Latin America : the IOC-YMCA partnership and the 1922 Latin American Games / César R. Torres -- Baillet-Latour Report -- Results.

Jogos Olímpicos Latino-Americanos : Rio de Janeiro 1922