Santiago Chile Sports
Of the many issues that affect the future of sport in the region, the most important is the Pan-American Games in Santiago 2023, which will include sport. Athletes from across America can now start planning their plans to follow suit. As a result, many of the questions facing the public and sports officials in Chile are about the role of sport in their country's future. It has become an important issue for athletes, coaches, sports federations and sports officials.
Chile provides some resources for recreational sports, others for high-performance sports. Nevertheless, the South American Games represent a great opportunity to represent Chile as an independent country. The decision of the Chilean Government to devote part of its resources to recreational sports and to continue investing in high-performance sports represents an important opportunity for the future of sport in Chile and the region in general, as well as for athletes and coaches.
Although sport in Chile lacks national policies, current laws can help clarify areas that require attention. For example, the current Sports Act clearly defines the role of the government in promoting and facilitating access to sport for the people of Chile, as well as participation by athletes and coaches.
The organization that oversees all activities related to sport is the Federacion de Futbol de Chile, which was founded in 1895. The first league consists of 18 teams, the best being Colo Universidad de Chile, the best team of the Chilean National League.
Each team has its own stadium, with the national stadium currently rented by Universidad de Chile. Work on the stadium includes the achievement of the standards required by FIFA to allow future international championships to be held in Chile, as well as the construction of a new stadium for the Chilean National League.
Recognizing the importance of hosting the Games, the current government has committed to host the 2014 South American Games in Santiago. By a similar logic, the Chilean government and Olympic Committee will present Santiago as the bid city for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A few weeks before the coup, Chile's national football team faced a play-off match in Santiago against the Soviet Union. The match was played at Chile's national stadium in Santiago, but the stadium was the scene of the disaster when nine people died in an attack during an international match between Chile and Argentina. In the weeks after the coup, the Chilean military turned the stadium into a detention center. Another problem was the lack of an adequate stadium for international football matches in Chile in the 1970s.
Universidad CatA3lica finished second in the league, while Universidad de Chile still did not have its own stadium. Although it does not own the Estadio Nacional, it has played home games when it was occupied. Compared to all the covered stadiums, where the limited intensity of fan passion is electrified, the open-air stadium in Santiago, home to the national football team, offers a distinct difference in atmosphere. It is mostly open, although it rains very rarely, with only a few days of rain a year and only two or three days a month.
The level of the Futbol game in Chile is quite good, although it has not yet reached the level of the European top leagues. But the support for Chile's teams was far less than the vocal support that was seen in the games against Brazil and Argentina.
Chile has won a number of medals in the sport at the Ibero-American and Pan-American Games. Chile also represented itself at the World Cup and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with an extensive fencing offer.
However, the cyclists in Chile have not achieved much success in the sport on a global scale, with only a few medals at the Ibero-American Games and the Pan-American Games.
Football (football) is Chile's most popular sport and there are a number of Chilean footballers who have performed well abroad in Latin America and Europe. The country has participated in several World Cups, including as host in 1962. Chile has not gained much fame for the sport in recent years, as its fame in the region has regularly been dominated by countries such as Argentina and Brazil, which are the driving forces in the field of volleyball. Tennis is also one of Chile's most successful sports, with the country taking part in several World Championships and Olympic Games.
Chile has many beaches that are ideal for surfing, especially in the northern areas, where the weather is good and which therefore attract many surfers from all over the world. Santiago also has a number of windsurfing beaches, some of which are less than an hour west. From Santiago, it takes about 1.5 hours to reach a place that is far above the tree line. Here you can go skiing and snowboarding in the Andes as well as hiking, mountain biking, snowshoeing and hiking.