Jogos da Lusofonia
The Jogos da Lusofonia (English: Lusophony Games; German: Games of Lusophonie) are a sporting event in which teams from the community of Portuguese-speaking countries (not to be equated with Lusophonie ) compete against each other.
The event is organized by the association of the Portuguese-speaking Olympic Committees, the ACOLOP ( Port .: Associação dos Comités Olímpicos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa ). This was founded on June 8, 2004 in Lisbon . The goal is not only to connect the countries through sport, but also to defend cultural self-image and political autonomy in times of globalization.
From October 7th to 15th, 2006, the Lusophonie Games took place in Macau for the first time . The role models are the Commonwealth Games and the Jeux de la Francophonie . 733 athletes from eleven countries took part. Equatorial Guinea had not sent any athletes. In addition to various athletics disciplines, there were competitions in soccer , futsal , volleyball , beach volleyball , taekwondo , table tennis and basketball .
The second games took place from July 11th to July 19th, 2009 in Lisbon. The third edition of this event took place in 2014 in the Indian state of Goa . The fourth edition will take place in 2017 in the Mozambican capital Maputo .
Members of the ACOLOP
- Cape Verde
- Macau ( People's Republic of China )
- East Timor
- Sao Tome and Principe
Venues of the Jogos da Lusofonia
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