Lusofonia Games 2014 Essay Typer

The 2014 Lusophony Games was the 3rd edition of the Lusophony Games (Portuguese: 3.os Jogos da Lusofonia), a multi-sport event that represent athletes from Portuguese-speaking countries and territories. It was held from 18–29 January 2014 in the Indian state of Goa.[1][2][3]

Brazil and Sri Lanka also put in bids to stage the event. Participating delegations represented every Portuguese-speaking National Olympic Committee and other countries with historic ties to Portugal. The Chairman for these Games was Manohar Parrikar, the chief minister of Goa and the Chief Executive Officer was Keshav Chandra IAS, Secretary to the Government of Goa for Sports and Education. The Games were originally planned to be held in 2013, but was postponed and moved to the January 2014 dates.[2]

Brazil, the biggest powerhouse in the history of the Lusophony Games, chose not to send their athletes because of the huge postponement of the competition. Only 7 Brazilian athletes from Wushu, independently of Brazilian Olympic Committee, competed at the 2014 Lusophony Games.[4]

Participating countries[edit]

All ACOLOP and associated member countries are expected to participate in these Games:

Associate members


List of 2014 Lusophony Games Venues


For these Games, 97 events in 9 sports, were contested for medals. Wushu made its debut. The majority of the sports here were contested at the first Lusophony Games in 2006, with the exception of Judo, which made its debut in 2009. However, futsal was dropped from these Games, after being contested in both 2006 and 2009.



Opening ceremonyEvent competitionsEvent finalsClosing ceremony

Medal table[edit]

  Host nation


The organizers of the Games were criticized by political parties over corruption. Indian National Congress spokesperson Durgadas Kamat alleged a ₹100 Crore scam in the pricing of the Games’ medals, grand opening and closing ceremonies, hiring of taxis, as well as in laying out infrastructure.[13]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Jojo, the official mascot of the Games
  1. ^"Terceira edição será em Goa" (in Portuguese). O Público. 14 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 
  2. ^ ab"It's Official: Lusofonia Games will be held in January 2014". The Goan. 22 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-23. 
  3. ^"lusofonia games". Goa - Pictures, Reviews & Info | 2014-01-17. Retrieved 27 August 2017. 
  4. ^"Sem Brasil, Jogos da Lusofonia só se comunicam em Inglês" (in Portuguese). Estadao. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  5. ^Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
  6. ^Athletics Stadium, Bambolim
  7. ^Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Goa UniversityArchived 6 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Goa UniversityArchived 15 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. ^Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco
  10. ^Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Peddem
  11. ^Miramar Beach, Panaji
  12. ^"2014 Lusofonia Games Schedule". Retrieved 2014-01-11. 
  13. ^"Congress demands CBI Probe into 2014 Lusofonia Games held in Goa". IANS. Retrieved 20 July 2014. 

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