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The Lusophony Games (Portuguese: Jogos da Lusofonia) is a multinational multi-sport event organized by the ACOLOP, which involves athletes coming from 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 (China), Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe, and associate members Equatorial Guinea, India and Sri Lanka. Ghana, Galicia (one of the autonomous communities of Spain) and Flores (an island of Indonesia) have also expressed the desire to participate in future events. <ref>JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA - Portugal e Índia são valor acrescentado — A União</ref>

This event is similar in concept to the Commonwealth Games (for the Anglo-British community) and the Jeux de la Francophonie (for the French-speaking community).

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[edit] Editions

Portugal has already been chosen to host the 2009 Games. India and Brazil have bid for the 2013 edition.

Lusophony Games
Year Edition Date Host city Athletes (nations)
2006 I 7-15 October Macau, China Image:Flag of Macau.svg 733 (11)
2009 II tbc Portugal Image:Flag of Portugal.svg tbc
2013 III tbc Brazil Image:Flag of Brazil.svg [B], India Image:Flag of India.svg [B] tbc
tbc - to be confirmed; [B] - bidding

[edit] Inaugural edition

Main article: 2006 Lusophony Games
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Logo of the 1st Lusophony Games in Macau, China.
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Participating countries at the 2006 Lusophony Games

The 1st Lusophony Games were given to and hosted by Macau, China, from 7 to 15 October, 2006, with 733 athletes coming 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 big winners of the Games managing to grab 85% of the first Lusophony titles. All delegations managed to win medals, even unfancied East Timor got a bronze medal.

[edit] List of countries/territories

[edit] Countries/territories that have participated

[edit] Countries/territories still to participate

[edit] List of sports

So far there aren't 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 October 14, 2006, the president of the organizing committee for the 2009 Lusophony Games, Vicente Moura, mentioned the possibility of the ACOLOP to propose four or five 'core' sports, to be included on every future edition, plus the prerrogative for the host country to propose three of four more to a maximum of nine sports. As of 2009, it could also be included a paralympic sport.<ref>1.os JOGOS DA LUSOFONIA - Missão faz balanço muito positivo — C.O.P.</ref>

Shown below are the sports included and the year of introduction.

[edit] Sports included

[edit] References

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