2003 All-Africa Games
The 8th All Africa Games were 5–17 October 2003 in Abuja, Nigeria. 53 countries participated in 23 sports. The main venue was the newly constructed Abuja Stadium. The organizing committee was headed by Nigerian Amos Adamu.
|Host city||Abuja, Nigeria|
|Opening ceremony||5 October|
|Closing ceremony||17 October|
|Officially opened by||Olusegun Obasanjo|
|Main venue||Abuja Stadium|
- 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
Among the countries that participated at the 2003 All Africa Games were:
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22 disciplines were contested at the 2003 All Africa Games, among them:
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Host nation (Nigeria)
|3||South Africa (RSA)||63||59||49||171|
|17||Ivory Coast (CIV)||1||1||7||9|
|19||Central African Republic (CAF)||1||0||0||1|
|Cape Verde (CPV)||1||0||0||1|
|28||Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)||0||1||1||2|
|The Gambia (GAM)||0||1||0||1|
|31||Burkina Faso (BUR)||0||0||3||3|
|Sierra Leone (SLE)||0||0||1||1|
|Totals (37 Nations)||338||328||398||1064|
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- "Venues". Archived from the original on 10 June 2004. Retrieved 10 June 2004.
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- 2003 All Africa Games entry from baseball-reference.com; retrieved 1 September 2011.
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