CPLP Games

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The CPLP Games (Portuguese: Jogos da CPLP) is a multinational multi-sport event organized by the CPLP, which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries belonging to the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries) that are less than 16 years old.

This event is similar in concept to the Lusophony Games, but for younger athletes

Editions[edit]

Year Edition Host city Athletes Nations
1992 I Portugal Lisbon 500
1995 II Guinea-Bissau Bissau 300
1997 III Mozambique Maputo 500
2002 IV Cape Verde Praia 470
2005 V Angola Luanda 700
2008 VI Brazil Rio de Janeiro 600
2010 VII Mozambique Maputo [1] tbd
2012 VIII Portugal Mafra tbd
2014 IX São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé tbd

Participating nations[edit]

In the first edition, the nations that have participated are as follows:

In Maputo 1997,  Brazil entered the competition, but in Praia 2002 it did not participate. Luanda 2005 saw the return of Brazil.

In 2008, the CPLP Games saw all the possible participating nations competing in Rio de Janeiro, after  East Timor participated for the first time, plus  Macau ( People's Republic of China) that was invited to be present.

Sports[edit]

So far there are not any regulations concerning the list of sports that should be included in the Games schedule. However, in the 2008 edition the sports were:

It is expected in next editions of this games, the inclusion of roller hockey(quad), a sport so relevant and associated to Lusophone world.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Definidas modalidades para os Jogos da CPLP de Moçambique" (in Portuguese). Inforpress. 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 

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