Jogos da Lusofonia

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Special issue of a Portuguese 2 euro coin on the occasion of the Lusofonia Games 2009

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

Participant in the Jogos da Lusofonia

Associate members

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

Venues of the Jogos da Lusofonia

year Games venue Host country date
2006 I. Macau MacauMacau Macau ( People's Republic of China ) China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China  7-15 October
2009 II Lisbon PortugalPortugal Portugal 11-19 July
2014 III Goa IndiaIndia India 18.-29. January
2017 IV Maputo MozambiqueMozambique Mozambique
2021 V Luanda AngolaAngola Angola

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