13-05-2013 … An 11-member delegation from the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees headed by its president Alex Wong on Thursday visited the bambolim university site and took stock of the preparations for the 3rd Lusofonia Games to be held in Goa in November.
ACOLOP co-ordinating panel is down in Goa for site inspection of all the competition and non-competition venues
The delegation will basically review the progress of the works being undertaken by the Government besides also considering the report by the working group from Macau and Brazil which inspected the works last month
the Lusofonia Games is a multinational multi-sport event organized by the ‘The Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees’ which involves athletes coming from Lusophone Portuguese-speaking countries, namely those belonging to the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, but also others where there are significant Portuguese communities or that have a common past with Portugal.
The 1st Lusofonia Games were hosted by Macau, from 7th to 15th October 2006, comprising 733 athletes from 11 countries some of which were international sports stars.
In the 2009 edition hosted by Lisbon 1500 athletes participated from 12 countries.
The 3rd edition of the Lusofonia games will be held in Goa, India between 2nd-10th Nov, 2013
ACOLOP secretary Mario Rosa of Angola, vice-president Franklin Palma of Mozambique are a part of the delegation who at the site had a detailed discussion about the ongoing preparations for the conduct of the games in goa and is then expected to give its final say on the conduct of the Games in Goa once having a meeting with the state government officials.
Games CEO and sports secretary Keshav Chandra also made a detailed presentation about the current status of the ongoing works concerned with the infrastructure for hosting the events and mentioned that all types of works were going on as per schedule and would be completed on time.