Lusofonia Games 2014
2014 welcomes the third instalment of Lusofonia Games, and this time around the venue is none other than our dearly beloved Goa itself!
What Are Lusofonia Games?
Held once in every four years, Lusofonia Games witnesses athletes from Portuguese-speaking countries and territories competing against one another for the highly coveted medals.
Participating Countries In Lusofonia Games
Initiated in 2006, Lusofonia Games has athletes from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, Equatorial Guinea, India and Sri Lanka participating in athletic events such as Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball and Wushu.
Lusofonia Games 2014 – Goa
The 2014 Lusofonia Games are to be held in Goa and the venues finalized for the various sports events are as follows:
Fatorda Stadium in Margão – opening and closing ceremonies; first venue for football
GMC Complex in Bambolim and Miramar Road in Panaji – athletics
Goa University in Taleigão – basketball and volleyball
Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco da Gama – second venue for football
Multi-purpose stadium (Coberta) in Peddem – judo, taekwondo, table tennis, and wushu
Miramar Beach in Panaji – beach volleyball
The events will be held from 18th January till 29th January. Here’s the schedule!
The games are free for viewers so don’t miss out on these sporting events if you want to catch a glimpse of international sportsmanship at its peak!