soccerSoccer has been declared a symbol of Bogotá, and is widely played in the city and Colombian professional soccer is popular. There are three professional clubs in the city, Millonarios, La Equidad, and Santa Fe. The nineteen titles won by two of these teams (Millonarios have 13 and Santa Fe have six) make Bogota second only to Cali in number of championships won. The main football stadium is the Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campin (known as the Campin Stadium), which is the headquarters of the Colombia national soccer team and where they won the Copa América in 2001.

Other major sporting venues are the covered Coliseum El Campin, the aquatic complex of Parque Simón Bolívar, the Sports Palace, and the El Salitre Sports venue which includes the Velódromo Luis Carlos Galán (which hosted the 1995 UCI Track Cycling World Championships) and El Salitre Diamond (ball park).

Bogotá hosted the first Bolivarian Games held in 1938. The city also hosted the National Games in 2004, a sub-venue of the Bolivarian Pan American Games, winning the championship. In addition, the city is on the route of the "Tour de Colombia".