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The 8th All Africa Games were 5–17 October 2003 in Abuja, Nigeria. 53 countries participated in 23 sports.[1] The main venue was the newly constructed Abuja Stadium. The organizing committee was headed by Nigerian Amos Adamu.[2]

VIII All-Africa Games
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Host city Abuja, Nigeria
Nations participating 53
Events 22 sports
Opening ceremony 5 October
Closing ceremony 17 October
Officially opened by Olusegun Obasanjo
Main venue Abuja Stadium
Website 8ALLAFRICAGAMES.org
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Contents

VenuesEdit

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  • Main Stadium - Athletics, Football (finals), Para sports
  • Main Gymnasium, ASC - Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Karate, Para sports
  • Racket Squash Courts (ASC) - Squash
  • Main Swimming Pool - Swimming, Para sports
  • Gymnasium (ASC) - Taekwondo
  • Main Sports Hall (ASC) - Volleyball, Para sports
  • Ladi Kwali Hall, Sheraton, Abuja - Badminton, Para sports, Wrestling
  • Old Parade Ground - Baseball, Softball
  • Scorpion Sports Hall, Guards Brigade - Basketball
  • International Conference Centre - Boxing
  • Agura Hotel - Chess
  • Roads - Cycling
  • Lagos - Football
  • Kaduna - Football
  • Bauchi - Football
  • Calabar - Football
  • Hockey Stadium, Hockey Training Pitch - Hockey
  • Yakubu Gowon Barracks - Squash
  • Congress Hall, Hilton - Table tennis
  • National Centre for Women's Development - Weightlifting, Para sports

Participating nationsEdit

Among the countries that participated at the 2003 All Africa Games were:

SportsEdit

Event scheduleEdit

Medal standingsEdit

  *   Host nation (Nigeria)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Nigeria (NGR)*859065240
2  Egypt (EGY)806272214
3  South Africa (RSA)635949171
4  Algeria (ALG)32243187
5  Tunisia (TUN)30293089
6  Cameroon (CMR)842335
7  Senegal (SEN)691934
8  Ethiopia (ETH)58720
9  Kenya (KEN)55414
10  Ghana (GHA)451625
11  Botswana (BOT)41611
12  Angola (ANG)33713
13  Madagascar (MAD)3036
14  Libya (LBA)23510
15  Zimbabwe (ZIM)2327
16  Lesotho (LES)2136
17  Ivory Coast (CIV)1179
18  Tanzania (TAN)1012
19  Central African Republic (CAF)1001
  Cape Verde (CPV)1001
21  Seychelles (SEY)010616
22  Namibia (NAM)0347
23  Congo (CGO)0156
  Mali (MLI)0156
  Zambia (ZAM)0156
26  Uganda (UGA)0145
27  Benin (BEN)0123
28  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)0112
29  Gabon (GAB)0101
  The Gambia (GAM)0101
31  Burkina Faso (BUR)0033
  Mauritius (MRI)0033
  Niger (NIG)0033
  Togo (TOG)0033
35  Sudan (SUD)0022
36  Guinea (GUI)0011
  Sierra Leone (SLE)0011
Totals (37 Nations)3383283981064

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ All-Africa Games under way published by the BBC News on 2003-10-4; retrieved 1 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Adamu Named President for 2003 All-Africa Games Organising Committee". Xinhua News Agency. 15 December 2000. Retrieved 18 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Venues". Archived from the original on 10 June 2004. Retrieved 10 June 2004. 
  4. ^ Nigeria overwhelms S. Africa in All-Africa Games badminton, published by Xinhua on 2007-07-16; retrieved 1 September 2011.
  5. ^ 2003 All Africa Games entry from baseball-reference.com; retrieved 1 September 2011.
  6. ^ 8th All-Africa Games (men): Abuja 2003; retrieved 1 September 2011.