Soccer for Peace

Soccer for Peace a ‘game changer’ for Colombia’s Pacific region

For youth in the Colombian Pacific region, soccer teaches skills like teamwork and cooperation — and helps keep kids out of conflict.
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Atlético Nacional win FIFA Fair Play award for response to Chapecoense tragedy

At its gala award ceremony, football's governing body recognized the Medellín team for its compassionate response.
Stunt riding

Stunt riding soars to new heights in Colombia

"Stunt," an informal sport where motorcyclists perform daring moves in city streets is gaining popularity in Colombia and around the world.

Pajón, Ibargüen, Figueroa lead Colombia to best Olympic performance in history

With golds for Pajón, Ibargüen, and Figeroa, Rio was the best Olympics in Colombia's history.
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James Rodríguez overcomes injury to lead Colombia past Paraguay in Copa clash

Two decisive goals from team Colombia during the Paraguay match in the Copa America Centenario catapults the team to the Quarter Finals
Tejo was declared Colombia's national sport in 2000.

Tejo: Most muddy sport

If you thought rugby was messy, try Tejo. Colombia’s national sport involves heavy metal discs and lots of team spirit.

The “El Dorado” football legacy

With the 2015 Copa America over, writer Stephen Tew reflects on the "golden age" of Colombian football.
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Colombia past Peru into the Copa America semifinals

Colombia wasn't good — but David Ospina was great. And that was enough to get by Peru and advance to the semifinals.
Colombia's Esteban Chaves smiles after taking the lead in the Giro d'Italia on Friday. Chaves finished the race in second place on Sunday.

Colombia’s Esteban Chaves finishes second in Giro d’Italia

Colombia's Esteban Chaves finished second in the 99th Giro d'Italia just behind Italy's Vicenzo Nibali on Sunday. Three Colombians finished in the top 10.
jose pekerman

Pékerman’s odd decision costs Colombia group victory as it loses 3-2 to Costa Rica

What was José Pékerman thinking?After a thrilling game that featured two goals in the first seven minutes — and three more after that —...

Colombia faces final chance for Russia in qualifier Tuesday against Peru

The Colombian national football team is down to the wire to secure its place in Russia 2018. The Selección must secure a victory in Lima on Tuesday.
Underwater Rugby hosts its championship in Colombia.

Goals in zero gravity

It may be hard to build an audience, but Underwater Rugby has a following in Colombia with its many skilled athletes.

The ‘Hurones’ of Casanare

With pristine trails along the Eastern Cordillera, Casanare is hosting the 2nd edition of the 'Hurones' expedition.
Suesca Cundinamarca by Jennifer Stevens

Rockin’ in the hills of Suesca

Feeling on the ropes? Head to Suesca, just outside of Bogotá, for a chance to scale the Andes one rock at a time.

The City Paper’s Olga Helena Fernández wins bronze at UANA Championships

Colombia's synchronized swimmers at the UANA Pan American Championships have clinched medals. Among the champs, The City Paper's Olga Helena Fernández.
Ultimate Frisbee in Bogotá

The ultimate frisbee town

Relatively new to Colombia, ultimate frisbee is taking the nation by storm, with more than 175 teams registered.

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