Guatapi is the mascot of the 2022 Bolivarian Games. Photo: Twitter @ JBolivarianos22

The Ecuador Olympic Committee (COE) has assured on its official website that Ecuador will participate in the 2022 Bolivarian Games with fewer athletes than in previous editions, due to the delayed allocation of resources.

The COE said that due to the delayed allocation of the sports ministry’s budget ceiling, the delegation would be lower than initially planned.

“At the moment there are 266 athletes from 26 disciplines who can travel to Valledupar (Colombia), 77 less than the delegation. Bolivarian Games Santa Marta 2017 (Colombia) ”, COE reveals.

“The budget presented by COE for Valledupar 2022 was sent to the Ministry of Sports in September 2021. The initial project was USD 1,400,000 and 455 athletes were expected to participate in 29 sports including soccer, handball, basketball 5 × 5, baseball. Rowing, Rugby and Rugby.” COE’s communication continues.

“On May 9, 2022, just 45 days before the event, the Ecuador Olympic Committee received a statement from the Ministry of Sports stating that the maximum budget limit for the event is USD 820,000, which is 40% less than the price.” Resources have not yet been transferred, “said the COE.

The Bolivarian Games Valledupar 2022, In Colombia, they will be held from June 24 to July 5, 2022.

Sebastian Palace, Sports Minister mentioned Bolivarian Games. He did this on his Twitter account on the morning of May 20, 2022.

“From this year Ministry of Sports We will invest 900 900,000, 200 200,000 more than what was used for 2017 Bolivarians. This investment will allow us to have a delegation of more than 300 athletes, ”he said.

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