Tejo, also known as turmeque is the national sport of Colombia since 2000. It is played by throwing a metal puck/disc known as tejo, across an alley to a clay covered board which is at a distance of approximately 20 meters. Tejo is a popular cultural activity for tourists traveling to Colombia. The sport has professional teams in the neighbor countries of Colombia including Venezuela, Ecuador and Panama. The game is played between either individuals or teams of up to six people.
The pitch or post of Tejo is a wooden box of approximately 1 meter long and 90 cm wide which is filled with clay and is either tilted or cut at an angle of 35-45 degrees. The tejo lanes are usually 19.5m long and 2.5m wide but the throwing line is 15 meters from the edge of the wooden box.