2006 Lusofonia Games

The 1st Lusophone Games (Portuguese: 1.os Jogos da Lusofonia; Chinese: 第一屆葡語系運動會) were held in the Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China between 7 and 15 October 2006. The 2006 Games were the first edition of this multi-sport event for Portuguese-speaking countries and territories, under the banner of ACOLOP.

1st Lusophone Games—Macau 2006
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HostMacau, China
Motto4 Continents,
1 Language,
United by sport!
Nations participating11[1]
Athletes participating733
Events48 in 8 sports
Opening ceremony7 October 2006[2]
Closing ceremony15 October 2006
Officially opened byEdmund Ho
Officially closed byFernando Chui
Main venueMacau Stadium

The site for the opening ceremony was the Macau Stadium and the closing ceremony was held at the Macau East Asian Games Dome. The mascot for the games was a dog named Leo. The pronunciation of "Leo" in Portuguese is similar to Chinese (Lei O) and it means "Come to Macau".

Due to the high expenses, some of the participating NOCs received financial support from the International Olympic Committee and Olympic Committee of Portugal.[3]


Participating countries (purple) and host city (yellow square) of the 1st Lusophone Games.

The 2006 Lusophone Games included 8 sports, 3 individual sports and 5 team sports. In total there were 48 events at the Games.


A total of 733 athletes competed at the Games.

Nations Number of athletes Male Female
Athletics Basketball Football
Futsal Taekwondo Table tennis Volleyball Beach
Athletics Basketball Table tennis Volleyball Beach


58 X X X X X X X X


74 X X X X X X X X

Cape Verde

54 X X X X X X X X


39 X X X X X X


155 X X X X X X X X X X X X X


46 X X X X X


140 X X X X X X X X X X X X X

São Tomé and Príncipe

32 X X X X X

East Timor

57 X X X X X X X X X X


42 X X X X X X X

Sri Lanka

12 X X X

When the Games started   Equatorial Guinea didn't field any athletes.

Medal tableEdit

  Host nation (Macau)

2006 Lusophony Games medal count  
Pos Country       Total
1   Brazil 29 19 9 57
2   Portugal 12 18 21 51
3   Sri Lanka 3 2 1 6
4   Mozambique 3 0 3 6
5   Cape Verde 1 1 4 6
6   Macau 0 3 11 14
7   Angola 0 3 2 5
8   India 0 1 2 3
  São Tomé and Príncipe 0 1 2 3
10   East Timor 0 0 1 1
  Guinea-Bissau 0 0 1 1
Total 48 48 57 153


   ●    Opening ceremony    ●    Event competitions    ●    Event finals    ●    Closing ceremony
October 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Beach volleyball
Table tennis
October 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 9 members of the ACOLOP (Angola; Brazil; Cape Verde; |East Timor; Guinea-Bissau; Macau, China; Mozambique; Portugal; and São Tomé and Príncipe) and 2 associate members (India; and Sri Lanka)
  2. ^ However, the Games started earlier on 4 October due to |the international football calendar limitations.
  3. ^ "macau2006.org". Archived from the original on 2 March 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2006.

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