top ten memorable moments in Colombian sports

2017: Top ten memorable moments in Colombian sports

2016 was undoubtedly the most successful year in sports for Colombia. In 2017, successes were moderate, but there was still plenty going on. From World Cup football qualification to an apnea World Record, here’s the year’s top ten memorable moments in Colombian sports. 

Colombia’s danger men for World Cup 2018

After qualifying for the World Cup 2018, Colombia now set their sights on what they could go on to achieve in the final tournament....
Yuberjen Martínez

Yuberjen Martínez: Punching for glory

‘The money I would have got for winning a bronze medal wouldn’t have been enough for the house I want to buy my mum – that’s why I’m going for gold.’ In just one sentence Yuberjen Martínez won the nation’s hearts during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Pedro Causil

Pedro Causil, San Andresano on ice

Freek Huigen speaks to Pedro Causil, the man who may carry the flag for Colombia at the next Winter Olympics, after swapping his wheels...
Jackson Martínez

Athlete profile: Jackson Martínez

After being one of the hot topics in the transfer world for two years in a row, Jackson Martínez finally got his big move to one of the greats of European football: Atlético Madrid. Since his arrival on July 14, ‘Cha-cha-cha’, who won the golden boot in the Portuguese league three times in a row, certainly couldn’t be accused of suffering from stage fright, scoring a forty yard screamer in his second appearance for ‘los colchoneros’. Juan Camilo Giraldo takes a look at the striker’s story.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado

Juan Guillermo Cuadrado: From Manchester United to Chelsea

The Copa América has kicked off and expectations are running high for Juan Guillermo Cuadrado - as well as James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao....
George Saunders Colombian Football

Athlete profile: George Saunders

George Saunders has the claim to fame of being the first Englishman in Colombian football since the early 1950s, when multiple Brits crossed the...

Cycling in 2017: How was it for you?

Colombia's Golden Generation of cyclists have seen steady improvement for some, unfruitful experiments for others, a surprise comeback and a case of ‘kissing the tarmac’ way too often. While Nairo might have disappointed, but Gaviria, Rigoberto Uran and others were full of surprises and show that there's plenty of possibilities for 2018.
Sara López

Sports to watch: Liga Águila, Sara López and José Quintana

Sick of finding out about the big sports events only after they’ve happened? We’ve gathered together all the sporting highlights of the weeks ahead...
Jossimar Calvo

Jossimar Calvo 11th in Montreal, race walking and Davis Cup

There has been plenty of sports again this month, apart from the football and cycling these were the most important features.
Éider Arévalo

Éider Arévalo, Alvear, Martínez and Rentería claim World Championship medals

Éider Arévalo is Colombia’s golden boy at World Athletics Championships, Yuri Alvear, Yuberjen Martínez and Jackeline Rentería also claim World Championship medals Éider Arévalo won...

Cycling in 2017: How was it for you?

Colombia's Golden Generation of cyclists have seen steady improvement for some, unfruitful experiments for others, a surprise comeback and a case of ‘kissing the tarmac’ way too often. While Nairo might have disappointed, but Gaviria, Rigoberto Uran and others were full of surprises and show that there's plenty of possibilities for 2018.

Colombian cycling reaches end of 2017 season

Rigoberto Urán snatches another victory as fellow Colombians fail to shine in the last big races of the season.  
vuelta á España: Miguel Ángel López

La vuelta a España: Pain in Spain for Chaves

Yet another Colombian cyclist emerges from the pack in La vuelta a España 2017. Just as in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, the...
Tatiana Calderón

Formula Tatiana Calderón

Tatiana Calderón takes Colombia back to Formula One as she signs a contract with Team Sauber as a development driver for 2017.
Carlos Muñoz claims Indy 500 second place

Carlos Muñoz grabs second place in Indy 500

Bogotano Carlos Muñoz claimed second place at one of the biggest motorsports stages on the block, the Indianapolis 500, behind rookie and surprise winner...
Bogotá Cricket Club

Bogotá Cricket Club gets its ducks in a row

A month of torrential rain that ruined any chance of cricket in May cleared just in time for the Bogotá cricket festival. Bogotá Cricket Club was successful in both limited overs formats in the annual Colombian cricket competition.
South American Cricket Championships, Bogotá Cricket

Colombia fifth at South American Cricket Championships 2016

Bogotá to host 2018 South American Cricket Championships after Colombia nabs fifth place in Brazil.
La Carrera de la Mujer

La Carrera de la Mujer: Another win for Angie Orjuela

Girl power, unity, support towards women, and health awareness were all important themes at the tenth version of La Carrera de la Mujer, which Colombian athlete, Angie Orjuela won once again on Sunday, September 17.
Éider Arévalo

Éider Arévalo, Alvear, Martínez and Rentería claim World Championship medals

Éider Arévalo is Colombia’s golden boy at World Athletics Championships, Yuri Alvear, Yuberjen Martínez and Jackeline Rentería also claim World Championship medals Éider Arévalo won...
Caterine Ibargüen

Caterine Ibargüen takes silver

Caterine Ibargüen claims the triple jump silver medal at the Athletics World Championships in London. Her 14.89 metre jump was two centimetres less than Yulimar Rojas from Venezuela who wins her maiden World Championships title with 14.91metres.
Jossimar Calvo

Jossimar Calvo 11th in Montreal, race walking and Davis Cup

There has been plenty of sports again this month, apart from the football and cycling these were the most important features.

Colombia versus Croatia: Davis Cup in Plaza de Toros la Santamaría

The Plaza de Toros la Santamaría is the stage for the Davis Cup. Between September 15 and 17, Colombia will face Croatia for a...
Robert Farah

Robert Farah, close but no cigar at Roland Garros

In the mixed doubles, Robert Farah partnered up with Anna Lena Grönefeld from Germany and the Colombo-German duo rallied all the way to the final. Sadly they failed to clinch the victory.
Bogotá rowing club

Sticking your oar in, rowing comes to Colombia

Mike Ward heads out to the Embalse de Tominé and speaks to Bogotá rowing club who want to get people out on the water Getting Involved Frist...
Australian Rules football Bogota

Aussie rules comes to Bogotá

A new sport is set to make its debut in Bogotá with the scheduling of the capital’s first Australian Rules Football game. This fast-paced...
Project Béisbol Colombia

Project Béisbol, covering the bases

Baseball and Colombia are not words you often hear together. While other Latin American nations feature in the top end of the baseball spectrum, Colombia is not one of them. International non profit Project Béisbol aims to change this, Freek Huigen speaks to President and Founder Justin Halladay to find out more.