African Games

 

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Games

1965 – 1973 – 1978 – 1987 – 1991 – 1995 – 1999 – 2003 – 2007 – 2011 – 2015 – 2019 – 2023


Sports

Athletics – Archery – BadmintonBaseballBasketballBeach VolleyballBoxingCanoeingChessCycling – Diving – EquestrianFencingFootball – Gymnastics – HandballField hockeyJudo – Karate – Kick-boxing – NetballRowing – Sailing – Shooting – Softball – Squash – Swimming – – SnookerTable tennisTaekwondoTennisTriathlonVolleyball – Weightlifting – Wrestling – 3 X 3 Basketball

Editions

Edition Year Host city Host nation Opened by Date Nations Athletes Sports Events Most gold medals
1 1965 Brazzaville  Republic of the Congo Alphonse Massemba July 18–28 30 2,500 10 54 United Arab Republic United Arab Republic
1969 Bamako  Mali Disrupted by military coup
2 1973 Lagos  Nigeria Yakubu Gowon January 7–18 36   12 92  Egypt
3 1978 Algiers  Algeria Houari Boumediene July 13–28 38 3,000 12 117  Tunisia
4 1987 Nairobi  Kenya Daniel Arap Moi August 1–12 41   14 164  Egypt
5 1991 Cairo  Egypt Hosni Mubarak September 20–October 1 43   18 213  Egypt
6 1995 Harare  Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe September 13–23 46 6,000 19 224  South Africa
7 1999 Johannesburg  South Africa Thabo Mbeki September 10–19 51 6,000 20 224  South Africa
8 2003 Abuja  Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo October 5–17 50 6,000 22 332  Nigeria
9 2007 Algiers  Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika July 11–23 52 4,793 27 374  Egypt
10 2011 Maputo  Mozambique Armando Guebuza September 3–18 53 5,000 20 244  South Africa
11 2015 Brazzaville  Republic of the Congo Denis Nguesso September 4–19 54 15,000 22 323  Egypt
12 2019 Rabat  Morocco King Mohammed VI August 19–31 54   26 301  
13 2023 Accra  Ghana

Sports

Number Event 1965 1973 1978 1987 1991 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011 2015 2019
Main Sports
1 Athletics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
2 Cycling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
3 Gymnastics No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 Shooting No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No Yes
5 Swimming Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Boat Sports
6 Canoeing No No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes
7 Rowing No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes
8 Sailing No No No No No No No No Yes Yes No No
Combat Sports
9 Boxing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
10 Fencing No No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
11 Judo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
12 Karate No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
13 Kickboxing No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
14 Taekwondo No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
15 Wrestling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
16 Weightlifting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Team Sports
17 Baseball No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No
18 Basketball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
19 Field Hockey No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
20 Football Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
21 Handball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
22 Netball No No No No No No Dem No No Yes No No
23 Softball No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
24 Volleyball Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Racquet Sports
25 Badminton No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
26 Squash No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
27 Table Tennis No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
28 Tennis Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other Sports
29 Archery No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
30 Chess No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
31 Cue Sports No No No No No No No No No No No Yes
32 Diving No No No No Dem Yes No No No No No No
33 Equestrian No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes
34 Petanque No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
35 Triathlon No No No No No No No No No Yes No Yes
Demonstration Sports
36 Nzango No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
37 Pharaoh Boxing No No No No No No No No No No Yes No
Para Sports ( from 2019 African Para Games )
38 Para Athletics No No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
39 Goalball No No No No No No No No Yes No No No
40 Para Powerlifting No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes No
41 Para Swimming No No No No No No No No No Yes No No
42 Para Table Tennis No No No No No No No Yes No No No No
43 Wheelchair Basketball No No No No No No No No Yes No No No