All The Latest On The Upcoming 2022 South American Games

The 2022 South American Games is a popular sporting event that is set to be held between the 1st  and the 15th of October. The event will be situated in Asunción, which is the capital city of the country of Paraguay. It’s among the most anticipated events of the year within the region, attracting millions of fans, and hosting a large range of different sports.

A Brief History

Once known as the Southern Cross Games, the 2022 South American Games is a multi-sport event that is held across different regions every four years. It has long been organised by the South American Sports Organisation, and was first held in Bolivia in 1978, and the latest was in Cochabamba, another city within Bolivia, in 2018. The games are often seen as something of a counterpart to the Olympics, with a few key similarities and differences. Each region bids on being a host a few years in advance, with the decision ultimately being made by the South American Sports Organisation.

For those with a keen interest in the South American Games, there is a comprehensive book available that was compiled by well-known journalist Ernesto Rodriguez III. This book lists all of the medal winners since the inception of the event, as well as a detailed history that explains how it first came into being and how it has evolved over the decades.

The Kind Of Sports To Expect

The 2022 South American Games will be host to a multitude of various sports, with only the Olympics offering a similar range. Anyone wanting to keep track of the many events taking place will need to check out the roster and find the sports that suit their need, whether it’s just for watching or for betting purposes. Some of the most popular sports as part of the Games include:

  • Cycling
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Boxing
  • Bowling
  • Bodybuilding
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics

It’s also worth keeping in mind that there are also multiple disciplines for many sports in the South American Games. For example, cycling can be broken down further into BMX racing, BMX freestyle, mountain biking, road cycling, track cycling, and many more. Take the time to check out the various disciplines, as there are usually plenty to choose from.

Betting Opportunities

Of course, an event this popular is the perfect platform to enjoy the kind of sports betting that can potentially net big winnings with the right information and research. Sportsbooks around the world have already been offering a great range of various FIFA World Cup betting options for the different sports that are set to be played, and there’s never been a better time to start checking out some of the more popular wagers on the market.

The most basic straight or money line bet is the preferred wager for those that are new to the betting scene and can generally be applied to any of the sporting events that are set to be taking place during the South American Games.