Venezuela won't attend South American Games
Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2002
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuela will not attend the South American Games in Colombia in May because it fears for the safety of its athletes, a top sports official said.
The Olympic-style event is held every four years. It was originally set for April 6-16 in Bogota, but security issues prompted some countries to pull out and others to threaten withdrawal. Colombia postponed the games until May 3-12 in hopes of luring those countries back. MORE