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Encyclopedia > Lusophony Games

Lusophony Games (Lusofonia Games according to the official spelling of the Games' Organization Committee) or Jogos da Lusofonia (in Portuguese) is a multinational multi-sport event, organized by the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees (ACOLOP) to enhance the members' unity and promote their cooperation relationships. A multi-sport event is a competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports. ...


The first Games will be held in Macau, China (7-15 October 2006) with 733 athletes from twelve countries, some of which are international sports stars such as Maria de Lourdes Mutola (Mozambique) and Francis Obikwelu (Portugal). October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... October 15 is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Maria de Lourdes Mutola (born October 27, 1972 in Maputo) is an athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 m. ... Francis Obirah Obikwelu, born November 22, 1978 in Nigeria and Portuguese citizen since 2001, is a sprint athlete specializing in 100 m and 200 m, who finished second in the 100 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first medal ever in athletics sprinting events for Portugal. ...

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Competing countries

Image File history File links Flag_of_Angola. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Verde. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Macau. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mozambique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Portugal. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sao_Tome_and_Principe. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Equatorial_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ...

Sports

A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The striker (wearing red jersey) has run past the defender (in white jersey) and is about to take a shot at the goal, while the goalkeeper positions himself to stop the ball. ... Futsal players Futsal is the indoor version of association football (soccer) that is officially sanctioned by footballs international governing body, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). ... Taekwondolalal (also spelled tae kwon do or taekwon-do) is a martial art originating in Korea. ... Wang Liqin winning a forehand drive against Jörg Rosskopf. ... A beach volleyball game in progress Beach volleyball in Vancouver Beach volleyball has evolved from the popular social games of volleyball played on many beaches around the world. ... Volleyball is an Olympic sport in which two teams separated by a high net use their hands, arms, or (rarely) other parts of their bodies to hit a ball back and forth over the net. ...

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  • Macau 2006

 
 

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