Lusofonia on January 18

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

Hosts India will represent a strong contingent of 200 athletes, followed by Macau (China) with 112, Mozambique (80), Angola (75), Sri Lanka (64), Portugal (56), Sao Tome and Principe (35), Cape Verde (35), Guinea Bissau (29), East Timor (26), Equatorial Guinea (20) and Brazil (7), Lusofonia Games CEO Keshav Chandra said here.

Athletics will be the major event with a participation of 174 athletes from 11 countries. India has the largest contingent with 40 male and 38 female athletes.

Touted as a favourite at the Lusofonia Games, beach volleyball will see 10 countries participating in the action packed sport.

A temporary but state-of-the-art beach volleyball arena is being erected on the shores of the famous Miramar beach, which will host the sport.

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