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Third Lusofonia Games started in Goa

Jan 18, 2014 18:04 IST

The third Lusofonia Games started in Goa on 18 January 2014. The Games will hold from 18 January to 29 January 2014. It is for the first time the Lusifonia Games are being held in India.

Lusofonia Games are multinational and multi-sport games in the World. These games are organized by ACOLOP (Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees).

image The Athletes from 12 Portuguese Commonwealth nations will be participating in the Lusofonia Games 2014. These are Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Goa (India), Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and Sri Lanka. The Indian team will participate as Goa (India).

The Games has nine sporting disciplines which are Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball and Wushu.

The first Lusofonia Games were held in Macau (China) in 2006 and second Lusofonia Games in Lisbon (Portugal) in 2009.

Quick Digest

Who: Goa (India)

Where: Goa

What: Lusofonia Games 2014

When: 18 January 2014

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