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2011 All-Africa Games

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Events 20 sports
Opening ceremony 3 September 2011
Closing ceremony 18 September 2011
Officially opened by Armando Guebuza
Athlete's Oath
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Website www.cojamaputo2011.org.mz
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The 10th All-Africa Games took place between September 3–18, 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.[1][2] Maputo's hosting marked the third time the Games was held in the southern part of the continent.

Host awarding

In April 2005, Lusaka, Zambia was named the host of the 10th Games by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa at a meeting in Algeria.[3] In 2004, Ghana had indicated an interest in hosting the Games,[4] but reportedly withdrew its bid.

In December 2008, the Zambian government withdrew its offer to host the 2011 Games, due to a lack of funds.[5]

In April 2009, Mozambique stepped in to take on hosting duties.[6]

Participating Nations

The following is a list of nations that participated in the 2011 All-Africa Games:[7]

Sports

The Maputo 2011 All Africa Games featured 20 sports, 2 of which also featured disabled events (athletics and swimming). While most venues was located in and around Maputo, the Canoeing venue was in Chidenguella Lagoon, 275 km north of the city.

Calendar

The schedule of the games was as follows. The calendar is to be completed with event finals information.[9][10]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
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Ceremonies OC CC
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20px Badminton
20px Basketball
20px Beach volleyball
20px Boxing
20px Canoeing
20px Chess
20px Cycling
20px Football
20px Handball
20px Judo
20px Karate
20px Netball
20px Sailing
20px Swimming
20px Table tennis
20px Taekwondo
20px Tennis
20px Triathlon
20px Volleyball
Total events
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September 2nd
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Medal table

As of September 17, 2011 [11]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 South Africa South Africa (RSA) 61 55 40 156
2 Egypt Egypt (EGY) 32 14 20 66
3 Nigeria Nigeria (NGR) 31 28 39 98
4 Tunisia Tunisia (TUN) 29 26 13 68
5 Algeria Algeria (ALG) 22 29 34 85
6 Kenya Kenya (KEN) 14 14 22 50
7 Senegal Senegal (SEN) 8 8 17 33
8 Cameroon Cameroon (CMR) 8 5 20 33
9 Ethiopia Ethiopia (ETH) 6 10 12 28
10 Angola Angola (ANG) 6 10 10 26
Total 249 246 314 809

Venues and infrastructure

When Mozambique initially announced its ability to host the 10th Games, there was a possibility of a paring down of the sports to be offered, due to time constraints and a potential lack of facilities for the Games (e.g. the country has no field hockey field capable of hosting a Games-level competition).[6] However, the Games eventually featured 20 sports, down 4 from the 24 hosted at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

Listed below are the venues that hosted the 2011 All-African Games:[12]

References

  1. 2011 All-Africa Games website (www.maputo2011.com); retrieved 2010-12-21.
  2. Maputo to Host 2011 All-Africa Games, by Bonnie Mugabe and Agencies, captured and re-posted by AllAfrica.com on 2009-04-16, retrieved 2010-12-03.
  3. Zambia to host 2011 All-Africa Games published by People's Daily Online [China] on 2005-04-27; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  4. Ghana Bids for 2011 AAG, published by GhanaWeb.com on 2004-07-20; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  5. Zambia withdraws offer to host 2011 All Africa Games, published by the Lukasa Times on 2008-12-12; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Relief as Maputo offers to host All Africa Games, by Eric Odanga, Daily Nation; published 2009-04-12, retrieved 2010-12-21.
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  8. South Sudan to attend All Africa Games in Mozambique
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