The 3rdedition of the Lusophony Games, a multinational multi-sport event, will be held in Goa, India from 2-10 November 2013. Sports Secretary of Goa Keshav Chandra made a presentation in Mafra, Portugal at the General Assembly of the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees, on the readiness of Goa to stage the event.
The 3rd edition of the Lusophony Games (Portuguese: 3.os Jogos da Lusofonia, will be hosted in Goa, India from 2-10 November 2013. The Games in Goa will include nine disciplines, comprising athletics(in Peddem), basketball (Curca), beach volleyball (Mira Mar), volleyball (University grounds), football (PJN stadium, Fatorda-Margao), judo (Peddem), table tennis (Taleigao), taekwondo (Fatorda-Margao) and wushu (indoor stadium at Peddem).
Lusophony Games is a multinational multi-sport event organized by the ACOLOP (acronym for Associação dos Comités Olímpicos de Língua Oficial Portuguesa; English: Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees), which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries, namely those belonging to the CPLP (Community of Portuguese Language Countries), but also others where there are significant Portuguese communities or that have a common past with Portugal.
In order to present and promove the Lusophony Games in Goa, a five-member delegation from Goa led by Sports Secretary Keshav Chandra participated in ACOLOP General Assembly held in Mafra, Portugal on 6th July 2012. The other members of the Goan Delegation were SAG’s Executive Director Elvis Gomes, GOA Secretary Gurudatta Bhakta, PWD chief engineer Chimulkar and Jovita Lopes.
Keshav Chandra made a presentations to the Assembly on the readiness of Goa to stage the event in November 2013 in Goa. Following this presentation the Assembly adopted a vote of confidence in the Organization Committee of Goa.
In the General Assembly in Mafra participated delegates from Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Goa (India), Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Macau (Chinese SAR), Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sri Lanka and East Timor.