2014 Lusophony Games

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3rd Lusophony Games—Goa 2014
2014 Lusophony Games logo.png
Host cityGoa, India
Nations participating12
Athletes participating7,000[citation needed]
Events95 in 9 sports
Opening ceremony18 January 2014
Closing ceremony29 January 2014
Officially opened byPranab Mukherjee
Main venueFatorda Stadium
WebsiteGoa 2014

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.[1][2][3]

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.[2]

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.[4]

Participating countries[edit]

All ACOLOP and associated member countries are expected to participate in these Games:

Associate members

Venues[edit]

List of 2014 Lusophony Games Venues

Venue City Capacity Sports Ref
Fatorda Stadium Margão 22,000 Football [5]
GMC Complex Bambolim 3,600 Athletics [6]
Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium Bambolim 4,000 Basketball & Volleyball [7][8]
Tilak Maidan Stadium Vasco da Gama 5,000 Football [9]
Multipurpose Indoor Stadium Peddem 2,000 Judo, Taekwondo, Table Tennis & Wushu [10]
Miramar Beach Panaji 1,900 Beach Volleyball [11]

Sports[edit]

Jojo, the official mascot of the Games

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.

Calendar[edit]

[12]

Opening ceremony Event competitions Event finals Closing ceremony
January 2014 18th
Sat
19th
Sun
20th
Mon
21st
Tue
22nd
Wed
23rd
Thu
24th
Fri
25th
Sat
26th
Sun
27th
Mon
28th
Tue
29th
Wed
Gold
medals
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 29 2 31
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 2 2
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach volleyball 2 2
Football pictogram.svg Football 1 1
Judo pictogram.svg Judo 14 14
Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis 2 2 3 7
Taekwondo pictogram.svg Taekwondo 8 8
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball 2 2
Wushu pictogram.svg Wushu 30 30
Total gold medals 97
Cumulative Total 97
Ceremonies
January 2014 18th
Sat
19th
Sun
20th
Mon
21st
Tue
22nd
Wed
23rd
Thu
24th
Fri
25th
Sat
26th
Sun
27th
Mon
28th
Tue
29th
Wed
Gold
medals

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (India)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 India (IND)*37272892
2 Portugal (POR)18201250
3 Macau (MAC)1591438
4 Sri Lanka (SRI)7111331
5 Angola (ANG)581427
6 Mozambique (MOZ)44513
7 Brazil (BRA)2136
8 Guinea-Bissau (GNB)2103
9 Cape Verde (CPV)16512
10 São Tomé and Príncipe (STP)0101
11 East Timor0011
Totals (11 nations)918895274

Criticism[edit]

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.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Terceira edição será em Goa" (in Portuguese). O Público. 14 July 2009. Archived from the original on 19 July 2009. Retrieved 14 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b "It's Official: Lusofonia Games will be held in January 2014". The Goan. 22 September 2013. Archived from the original on 25 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  3. ^ "lusofonia games". Goa - Pictures, Reviews & Info | Goa.me. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 27 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Sem Brasil, Jogos da Lusofonia só se comunicam em Inglês" (in Portuguese). Estadao. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  5. ^ Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda
  6. ^ Athletics Stadium, Bambolim
  7. ^ Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Goa University Archived 6 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Goa University Archived 15 September 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco
  10. ^ Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Peddem
  11. ^ Miramar Beach, Panaji
  12. ^ "2014 Lusofonia Games Schedule". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Congress demands CBI Probe into 2014 Lusofonia Games held in Goa". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 20 July 2014.

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