2006 Lusophony Games

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1st Lusophony Games—Macau 2006
Macau 2006 Jogos Lusofonia.png
Host city Macau
Motto 4 Continents,
1 Language,
United by sport!
Nations participating 11[1]
Athletes participating 733
Events 48 in 8 sports
Opening ceremony 7 October 2006[2]
Closing ceremony 15 October 2006
Officially opened by Edmund Ho
Officially closed by Fernando Chui Sai On
Main venue Macau Stadium

The 1st Lusophony Games (Portuguese: 1.os Jogos da Lusofonia; Chinese: 第一屆葡語系運動會) were held in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China between 7 and 15 October 2006. The 2006 Games were the first edition of this multi-sport event for Portuguese-speaking countries and territories, under the banner of ACOLOP.

The site for the opening ceremony was the Macau Stadium and the closing ceremony was held at the Macau East Asian Games Dome. The mascot for the games was a dog named Leo. The pronunciation of "Leo" in Portuguese is similar to Chinese (Lai Ao) and it means "Come to Macau".

Due to the high expenses, some of the participating NOCs received financial support from the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Committee of Portugal.[3]

Sports[edit]

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

The 2006 Lusophony Games included 8 sports, 3 individual sports and 5 team sports. In total there were 48 events at the Games.

Delegations[edit]

A total of 733 athletes competed at the Games.

Nations Number of athletes Male Female
Athletics Basketball Football
(soccer)
Futsal Taekwondo Table tennis Volleyball Beach
volleyball
Athletics Basketball Table tennis Volleyball Beach
volleyball
Angola

Angola

58 X X X X X X X X
Brazil

Brazil

74 X X X X X X X X
Cape Verde

Cape Verde

54 X X X X X X X X
Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau

39 X X X X X X
Flag of Macau, China

Macau

155 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Mozambique

Mozambique

46 X X X X X
Portugal

Portugal

140 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
São Tomé and Príncipe

São Tomé and Príncipe

32 X X X X X
East Timor

East Timor

57 X X X X X X X X X X
India

India

42 X X X X X X X
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

12 X X X

When the Games started Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea didn't field any athletes.

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation (Macau)

2006 Lusophony Games medal count
Pos Country 1 2 3 Total
1  Brazil 29 19 9 57
2  Portugal 12 18 21 51
3  Sri Lanka 3 2 1 6
4  Mozambique 3 0 3 6
5  Cape Verde 1 1 4 6
6  Macau 0 3 11 14
7  Angola 0 3 2 5
8  India 0 1 2 3
 São Tomé and Príncipe 0 1 2 3
10 East Timor East Timor 0 0 1 1
 Guinea-Bissau 0 0 1 1
Total 48 48 57 153

Calendar[edit]

   ●    Opening ceremony    ●    Event competitions    ●    Event finals    ●    Closing ceremony
October 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Ceremonies
Athletics
Basketball
Beach volleyball
Football
Futsal
Taekwondo
Table tennis
Volleyball
October 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th

Venues[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 9 members of the ACOLOP (Angola; Brazil; Cape Verde; |East Timor; Guinea-Bissau; Macau, China; Mozambique; Portugal; and São Tomé and Príncipe) and 2 associate members (India; and Sri Lanka)
  2. ^ However, the Games started earlier on 4 October due to |the international football calendar limitations.
  3. ^ macau2006.org

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