In 2011, after Panama were dropped from hosting the games, Trujillo, Peru was awarded the games and began preparations. These Games was the third Bolivarian Games that was hosted by Peru. Previously, Peru hosted the 1947–48 Bolivarian Games and the 1997 Bolivarian Games.
The 2013 Bolivarian Games was the first to have athletes from eleven countries, instead of the usual 6 members of the ODEBO. Countries who sent athletes to the games were the six original ODEBO plus Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala and Paraguay.
The 2013 Bolivarian Games, officially the XVII Bolivarian Games, was held from November 16–30, 2013, in Trujillo, Peru, with some events held in Lima and Chiclayo. Over four-thousand athletes took part, participating in 561 events in forty-four sports. Rugby was included in the games for the first time here.
- Aquatic events included diving, swimming, sychnchronized swimming and open water swimming which took place at the port town of Salaverry. During the 5 km race 4 swimmers and 7 in the 10 km race suffered hypothermia and could not finish the competition.
- Field and track events were fully reported by the International Amateur Athletics Federation, with the contribution support of this bingo website.
- Basketball had the following teams playing: Bollivia (men’s and women’s teams); Chile (women’s team only); Ecuador (women’s team only); El Salvador (women’s team only); Peru (men’s and women’s teams) and Venezuela (men’s and women’s teams),
- Basque pelota, a racket and ball game played on a court, had six events, the men’s frontenis 30 m, men’s pelota fronton, men’s pelota de Goma (rubber ball) 30 m, women’s pelota fronton, women’s pelota de Goma (rubber ball) 30 m and mixed pelota fronton.
- The football teams for the men’s tournament were under-18 footballers. The women’s tournament was for under-20 footballers.
- Futsal which is similar to five-a-side football and usually played indoors was contested by men only.
- Gymnastics was divided into separate artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics
- Sailing had the following events: men’s laser standard classxed class; men’s windsurfing RSX class, men and women’s sunfish class; women’s Laser Radial class; optimist mixed class; snipe mixed class.
- Softball was contested by women’s under 23 team.
- Triathlon. The two individual races followed the official ‘sprint distance’ rules.
- The three underwater sports were finswimming, free-diving and spearfishing. The two free-diving events was contested at the Sports complex Mansiche’s pool. The long distance finswimming was held at Salaverry. Spearfishing events were held in waters north of the island of San Lorenzo.
- The beach volleyball competition took place at Huanchaco Beach. The indoor volleyball competition took place at Coliseo Gran Chimu.
- Wushu, a Chinese martial art took place at the Nuestra Señora del Rosario Colesium, Chiclayo.
Archery, badminton, baseball, bowling, boxing, canoeing, chess, climbing, cue sports, cycling, equestrian, fencing, field hockey, golf, handball, inline speed skating, judo, karate, racquetball, rugby sevens, shooting, squash, surfing, table tennis, Taekwondo, tennis, water polo, water skiing, weightlifting and wrestling were the Game’s other events.