fbpx

Infographic: What Regions Do Colombian Athletes Come From?

Colombian athletes have origins as diverse as the fauna and flora of their country

Map of Colombia and photos of Colombian athletes

Although many know what we excel at, many do not know which region of the country the athletes we adore come from. Photo: LatinAmerican Post

LatinAmerican Post | Juan Manuel Londoño Moreno

Escucha este artículo


Leer en español: Infografía: ¿De qué regiones salen los deportistas colombianos?

Colombia is a country recognized for its sporting excellence in soccer and cycling, mainly. However, although many know what we excel at, several do not know which region of the country the athletes we adore come from.

In the following infographic, we want to show you the sports in which the different regions of the country stand out.

As we can see, different regions of the country specialize in different sports practices. However, it is indisputable that Antioquia is the one that produces the most athletes in the different disciplines.

Also read: What Have Athletes In Politics Done For Sport?

We also see that the geography and history of the country influence the popularity of sports. In the Caribbean, due to its proximity to Venezuela, Baseball is very popular, while in Boyacá the altitude and the use of the bicycle as a means of transport produce excellent cyclists.