Lusophony Games

The Jogos da Lusofonia ( Games of Lusophonie ) is a sporting event in which teams from the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries ( not to be equated with Lusophonie ) compete against each other.

( :; ACOLOP Associação dos Committees Olímpicos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa Port. ) is organized event by the Association of Portuguese -speaking Olympic Committee. This was established on 8 June 2004 in Lisbon. The aim is to combine not only the countries through sport, but also to defend the cultural self- understanding and political autonomy in the age of globalization.

From 7 to 15 October 2006, Games of the Lusophone found for the first time held in Macao. Model are the Commonwealth Games and the Jeux de la Francophonie. 733 athletes from eleven countries took part. Equatorial Guinea had sent no athletes. In addition to various Leichtathletikdiziplinen found competitions in soccer, futsal, volleyball, beach volleyball, taekwondo, table tennis and basketball instead.

The second Games were held on 11 July to 19 July 2009 in Lisbon. The third edition of this event is planned for 2013 in the Indian state of Goa.

Members of the ACOLOP

  • Angola Angola
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Guinea- Bissau Guinea- Bissau
  • Cape Verde Cape Verde
  • Macau Macau ( People's Republic of China People's Republic of China)
  • Mozambique Mozambique
  • East Timor East Timor
  • Portugal
  • Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome and Principe

Associate Members

  • Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea
  • India India
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Ghana, Galicia (Spain) and Flores ( Indonesia) are interested in participating in future games.

Venues for the Jogos da Lusofonia


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