African Games


African Games

sports
also called  Pan-African Games  or  All-Africa Games 

      international athletics (track-and-field) competition sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and contested by athletes representing the nations of Africa. The African Games were first held in 1965, in Brazzaville, Congo, and consisted of contests in athletic sports exclusively. Attempts to hold such African games date back to the 1920s, and in the early 1960s “friendship” games were held, but only among formerly French-governed countries. The second African Games were held in 1973 in Lagos, Nigeria, and the number of participating countries rose from 29 to 35. The third games were held in Algiers in 1978. The games were not held again until 1987, and thereafter they were quadrennial.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Central African Games — The Central African Games was a multi sport event held 3 times for national teams in Central Africa, Zone 4 . Possibly served twice as qualifying section for the African Games.Athletics results* [http://www.gbrathletics.com/ic/cafg.htm… …   Wikipedia

  • Pan-African Games — Panafrikos žaidynės statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Afrikos žemyno šalių žaidynės, kurias rengia Afrikos aukščiausioji sporto taryba. Pirmosios Panafrikos žaidynės įvyko 1965 m. Brazavilyje (Kongas). Jose dalyvavo daugiau… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • African Union — الاتحاد الأفريقي (Arabic) …   Wikipedia

  • African cuisine — is a generalized term collectively referring to the cuisines of Africa. The continent of Africa is the second largest landmass on Earth, and is home to hundreds of different cultural and ethnic groups. This diversity is also reflected in the many …   Wikipedia

  • African people — African redirects here. For other meanings, see African (disambiguation). For the Demographics of Africa, see Demographics of Africa. For New World populations, see African diaspora. African people refers to natives, inhabitants, or citizen of… …   Wikipedia

  • African American — African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa.cite web |url=http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01 5.pdf |first=Jesse |last=McKinnon… …   Wikipedia

  • African Grey Parrot — Congo African Grey Parrot …   Wikipedia

  • African Military Cup — Founded 1994 Region Africa (OMSA) Number of teams 8 Current champions  Cameroon …   Wikipedia

  • African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) — American Civil Rights Movement redirects here. For the earlier period, see African American Civil Rights Movement (1896–1954). Prominent figures of the African American Civil Rights Movement. Clockwise from top left: W. E. B. Du Bois, Malcolm X,… …   Wikipedia

  • African dance — In this article African dance refers mainly to the dance of black Africa, and more appropriately African dances because of the many cultural differences in musical and movement styles. These dances must be viewed in close connection with African… …   Wikipedia