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Lusophony Games

Official logo of the ACOLOP

The Lusophony Games (ACOLOP, which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries, namely those belonging to the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), but also others where there are significant Portuguese communities or that have a common past with Portugal.

Participating countries are founding members Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau (Chinese SAR), Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe, and associate members Equatorial Guinea, India and Sri Lanka. In addition, Ghana, Flores (an island of Indonesia), Mauritius and Morocco have also expressed the desire to participate in future events.[1]

This event is similar in concept to the Francophonie community).

Editions

Year Edition Date Host city Athletes (nations)
2006 I 7–15 October Macau 733 (11)
2009 II 11–19 July Lisbon, Portugal 1300 (12)
2014 III 18–29 January Goa, India[2] 7000 (12)
2017 IV tbd Maputo, Mozambique tbd
2021 V tbd Luanda, Angola tbd
tbd - to be determined

Inaugural edition

Participating countries (purple) and host city (yellow square) of the 1st Lusophony Games.

The 1st Lusophony Games were hosted by Macau, from 7 to 15 October 2006, comprising 733 athletes from 11 countries (Equatorial Guinea didn't field any athletes), some of which are international sports stars.

In competition were a total of 48 events distributed between 8 sports: athletics, basketball, beach volleyball, football, futsal, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball. Portugal and Brazil were the top medal collectors of the Games, managing to grab 85% of the titles. And the two countries acquired 71% of the total medals of the Games. All delegations managed to win medals.

List of countries/territories

Countries/territories that have participated

All-time medal table

Lusophony Games medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Brazil 64 43 32 139
2  Portugal 55 72 48 175
3  India 38 29 35 102
4  Macau 16 15 33 64
5  Sri Lanka 10 13 18 41
6  Angola 9 12 25 46
7 8 7 10 25
8 3 8 16 27
9 2 1 1 4
9 1 3 7 11
11 East Timor 0 0 2 2
12 0 0 0 0
Total 206 203 227 636

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Sports

So far there are not any regulations concerning the list of sports that should be included in the Games schedule. The sports chosen for the 1st edition were discussed and deliberated by the ACOLOP's members on general assembly, but without any principle of future 'core' and 'rotating' sports from a list of approved ones.

However, on 14 October 2006, the president of the organizing committee for the 2009 Lusophony Games, José Vicente de Moura, mentioned the possibility of the ACOLOP proposing four or five core sports to be included on every future edition, plus the prerogative for the host country to propose three of four more to a maximum of nine sports. In 2009 edition (Lisbon) 1500 athletes participated from 12 countries. In the football tournament five U-20 national teams competed.[4] The sport marked with an asterisk (*) means that it has a demonstration event.

See also

References

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  3. ^ http://lusofoniagames2014.gov.in/common/mt_med_main.htm
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External links

  • 1st Lusophony Games, Macau 2006 - Official website
  • ACOLOP



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