2015 All-Africa Games

XI African Games
Host city Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Nations participating 54 (projected)
Events 22
Opening ceremony September 2015
Closing ceremony TBA

The 11th African Games are scheduled for September 4–19, 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo.[1] This edition marks the 50th anniversary of the Games, as well as their return to Brazzaville, which hosted the first edition in 1965.

Host Awarding

Ghana,[2] Kenya[3] and Congo all showed interest in bidding for the 11th edition of the Games. On September 14, 2011, the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa awarded the rights to Brazzaville to host.[4]

Participating nations

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo (host)
  • Ivory Coast
  • Djibouti
  • DR Congo
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • The Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Sports

20 separate sports have been announced for the 2015 African Games, and two additional disability sports (Athletics and Swimming):[5]

  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Beach Soccer
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Pétanque
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

References

  1. ^ (French) Jeux Africains Brazzaville 2015 page of Facebook, with picture showing dates for the Games as September 4–19. Picture posted 2014-10-07; retrieved 2014-10-07.
  2. ^ Ghana looks to build sports industry, published 2009-10-28.
  3. ^ Nairobi planning bid for 2018 Commonwealth Games, published 2009-08-30.
  4. ^ Congo to host 2015 All Africa Games, published 2011-09-14.
  5. ^ (French) Liste des 22 épreuves des Jeux Africains Brazzaville 2015 posted 2014-06-10.


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