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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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- ^Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
- ^Athletics Stadium, Bambolim
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- ^Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco
- ^Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Peddem
- ^Miramar Beach, Panaji
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