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The Lusophony Games ( ) is a multinational multi-sport event organized by the ACOLOP, which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries, namely those belonging to the CPLPmarker (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), but also others where there are significant Portuguese communities or that have a common past with Portugalmarker.

Participating countries are founding members Angolamarker, Brazilmarker, Cape Verdemarker, East Timormarker, Guinea-Bissaumarker, Macau marker, Mozambiquemarker, Portugalmarker and São Tomé and Príncipemarker, and associate members Equatorial Guineamarker, Indiamarker and Sri Lankamarker. In addition, Ghanamarker, Floresmarker (an island of Indonesiamarker), Mauritiusmarker and Moroccomarker have also expressed the desire to participate in future events.

This event is similar in concept to the Commonwealth Games (for members of the Commonwealth of Nations) and the Jeux de la Francophonie (for the French-speaking community).


Year Edition Date Host city Athletes (nations)
2006 I 7-15 October Macau, Chinamarker 733 (11)
2009 II 11-19 July Lisbon, Portugalmarker 1300 (12)
2013 III tbd Goa, Indiamarker tbd
2017 IV tbd Fortaleza, Brazilmarker tbd

tbd - to be determined

Inaugural edition

Participating countries (purple) and host city (yellow square) of the 1st Lusofony Games.

The 1st Lusophony Games were hosted by Macau, Chinamarker, from 7 to 15 October, 2006, comprising 733 athletes from 11 countries (Equatorial Guineamarker didn't field any athletes), some of which are international sports stars.

In competition were a total of 48 events distributed between 8 sports: athletics, basketball, beach volleyball, football, futsal, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball. Portugal and Brazil were the top medal collectors of the Games, managing to grab 85% of the titles. And the two countries acquired 71% of the total medals of the Games. All delegations managed to win medals.

List of countries/territories

Countries/territories that have participated

Countries/territories still to participate

All-time medal table

Lusophony Games medal count
Pos Country Total
1 62 42 29 133
2 37 52 36 125
3 4 4 11 19
4 4 2 5 11
5 3 3 5 11
6 2 2 9 13
7 1 6 19 26
8 1 2 7 10
1 2 7 10
10 East Timor 0 0 1 1
0 0 1 1
0 0 0 0
Total 115 115 130 360


So far there are not any regulations concerning the list of sports that should be included in the Games schedule. The sports chosen for the 1st edition were discussed and deliberated by the ACOLOP's members on general assembly, but without any principle of future 'core' and 'rotating' sports from a list of approved ones.

However, on October 14, 2006, the president of the organizing committee for the 2009 Lusophony Games, José Vicente de Moura, mentioned the possibility of the ACOLOP proposing four or five core sports to be included on every future edition, plus the prerogative for the host country to propose three of four more to a maximum of nine sports. In 2009 edition (Lisbon) 1500 athletes participated from 12 countries. In the football tournament five U-20 national teams competed. The sport marked with an asterix (*) means that is has a demonstration event.


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