Colombia: Sports, Entertainment & Leisure                     

  • The Government of Colombia sponsors numerous individuals and teams nationally and internationally through the Ministry of Culture.


  • Football (soccer) and cycling are the most practiced and popular sports in Colombia.


  • Bullfighting (right) and cockfights were introduced by the Spaniards during the colonization of the Americas.


  • Nascar racing is very popular mostly because of the Colombian driver Juan Pablo Montoya who often places highly in races.


  • Bogotá has an extensive bike path network (below) designed to curb the city's increasing motor vehicle pollution challenge. The network extends throughout the city.