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2015 All-Africa Games

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Host city
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Nations participating
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Teams participating
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Athletes participating
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Events 22
Opening ceremony 4 September 2015
Closing ceremony 19 September 2015
Athlete's Oath
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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

Sports

22 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
  • Traditional Karate
  • Karate
  • Pétanque
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling

References

  1. ^ Invalid language code. 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. ^ Invalid language code. Liste des 22 épreuves des Jeux Africains Brazzaville 2015 posted 2014-06-10.