GRAND CEREMONY TO WELCOME ALL INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
01/20/2014

A spectacular inaugural ceremony marked the commencement of the much awaited Lusofonia Games, Goa – 2014 to welcome all the various Chef-de-Missions along with their respective international contingents

Online PR News – 20-January-2014 – New Delhi – GRAND CEREMONY TO WELCOME ALL INTERNATIONAL TEAMS
~Participating International teams were given a warm welcome to the sun-kissed state at a grand ceremony~

GOA, January 17th, 2014: A spectacular inaugural ceremony marked the commencement of the much awaited Lusofonia Games, Goa – 2014 to welcome all the various Chef-de-Missions along with their respective international contingents.
The lavish event which was held earlier this evening is perhaps an apt reflection of the true sense of warm Goan hospitality. The amphitheatre at the National Institute of Oceanography was chosen as the perfect venue for the welcome ceremony.
Speaking about the ceremony, CEO, Lusofonia Games, Keshav Chandra said, “We want to extend a warm welcome to all the 12 international teams, including the Indian team, to the shores of Goa. Thanks to the Lusofonia Games, Goa will experience the presence of the finest sportspersons from different parts of the world.”
The teams exchanged gifts in the spirit of true sportsmanship amidst a cultural programme. With national anthems of all the participating nations being played and their flags being screened at the event, it was a proud moment for one and all.
These international players can take back with them unforgettable memories of Goa in the form of Azulejos tiles, which are synonymous with Goan art and culture.
The 3rd Lusofonia Games will be held over the period of 12 days from 18th to 29th January 2014 and will see participation from athletes and officials from 12 nations. Participating countries are founding members Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Goa (India), Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and Sri Lanka.
Athletes from 12 nations will compete in 9 different sporting disciplines – Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball and Wushu.
The Lusofonia Games are among the largest and the most prestigious multinational, multi-sport games in the world organized by ACOLOP (Associação dos Comités Olímpicos de Língua Oficial Portugues), which involves athletes coming from Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries.
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About Lusofonia Games:
The 3rdLusofonia Games will be held over the period of 12 days from 18th to 29th January 2014 and will see participation from over 1500 athletes and officials from 12 nations. Participating countries are founding members Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Goa (India), Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe and Sri Lanka.
Athletes from 12 nations will compete in 9 different sporting disciplines – Athletics, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Football, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Volleyball and Wushu.
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