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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
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Participating nationsEdit

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

SportsEdit

Event scheduleEdit

Medal standingsEdit

  Host nation

Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Nigeria (NGR)* 85 90 65 240
2   Egypt (EGY) 80 62 72 214
3   South Africa (RSA) 63 59 49 171
4   Algeria (ALG) 32 24 31 87
5   Tunisia (TUN) 30 29 30 89
6   Cameroon (CMR) 8 4 23 35
7   Senegal (SEN) 6 9 19 34
8   Ethiopia (ETH) 5 8 7 20
9   Kenya (KEN) 5 5 4 14
10   Ghana (GHA) 4 5 16 25
11   Botswana (BOT) 4 1 6 11
12   Angola (ANG) 3 3 7 13
13   Madagascar (MAD) 3 0 3 6
14   Libya (LBA) 2 3 5 10
15   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 2 3 2 7
16   Lesotho (LES) 2 1 3 6
17   Ivory Coast (CIV) 1 1 7 9
18   Tanzania (TAN) 1 0 1 2
19   Cape Verde (CPV) 1 0 0 1
  Central African Republic (CAF) 1 0 0 1
21   Seychelles (SEY) 0 10 6 16
22   Namibia (NAM) 0 3 4 7
23   Congo (CGO) 0 1 5 6
  Mali (MLI) 0 1 5 6
  Zambia (ZAM) 0 1 5 6
26   Uganda 0 1 4 5
27   Benin 0 1 2 3
28   DR Congo (COD) 0 1 1 2
29   Gabon 0 1 0 1
  Gambia 0 1 0 1
31   Burkina Faso 0 0 3 3
  Mauritius 0 0 3 3
  Niger 0 0 3 3
  Togo 0 0 3 3
35   Sudan 0 0 2 2
36   Guinea 0 0 1 1
  São Tomé and Príncipe 0 0 1 1
  Sierra Leone 0 0 1 1
Total

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. ^ Nigeria overwhelms S. Africa in All-Africa Games badminton, published by Xinhua on 2007-07-16; retrieved 1 September 2011.
  4. ^ 2003 All Africa Games entry from baseball-reference.com; retrieved 1 September 2011.
  5. ^ 8th All-Africa Games (men): Abuja 2003; retrieved 1 September 2011.