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Change is schedule affects Goa Lusofonia

The organisers of ongoing Lusofonia Games said change in its schedule from November last to January 2014 has resulted in "less response" to the event by some countries. READ

Portuguese Lusofonia begins in Goa tomorrow

Goa is all set to host the 10-day long Lusofonia Games from Saturday, which would be held across six stadiums, until January 29. READ

Over 700 athletes, 12 countries to participate in Goa Lusofonia

Around 739 athletes from 12 countries are all set to take part in the 3rd edition of the Lusofonia Games, starting from January 18. READ

Cape Verde not to play soccer at Goa Lusofonia

The football loving state of Goa received another setback after defending champions Cape Verde decided not to send their football team for the the Lusofonia Games citing "budgetary reasons" and "lack of time". READ

CWG, Asian Games are necessary events: Sania

Tennis player Sania Mirza feels that events like the Asian and Commonwealth Games are important in understanding India's standing in sports other than cricket. READ

Make Sachin sports minister: Milkha

Legendary track and field sprinter Milkha Singh on Tuesday said hockey legend Dhyan Chand deserved the Bharat Ratna honour "before anyone else", even as he proposed that cricket great Sachin Tendulkar be made sports minister ... READ

Lorna & Sonia to sing official Lusofonia song

The upcoming Lusofonia Games, which will see participation from a dozen countries, will have a distinct Goan flavour marked with razzmatazz and varied cultural aspects of the coastal state. READ

Tight security planned for Lusofonia

The Goa police, along with the Lusofonia Games Organising Committee (LUGOC), have put together security measures to ensure that the Portuguese Commonwealth Games are held without a hitch, Lusofonia Games CEO Keshav Chandra told reporters ... READ

Goan volunteers learn Portuguese for Lusofonia

The Lusofonia Games scheduled in Goa next year have prompted several youths to learn Portuguese language which was spoken in the state during its colonial past. READ

No 'cheer' flags at Lusofonia games

Spectators wanting to cheer their country’s team at next year’s Lusofonia Games will not be able to carry flags as they have been marked as one of the banned items on all the stadia of ... READ