2007 All-Africa Games

The 9th All-Africa Games took place between 11 and 23 July 2007 in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria. Algiers is the first city to hold All-Africa Games for a second time. The 1978 All-Africa Games were held there. Besides Algeria, only Nigeria has hosted the event twice, but with different host cities. 4793 athletes took part to these games.[1]

IX All-Africa Games
2007 All Africa Games logo.png
Host cityAlgiers, Algeria
Nations participating52
Events24 sports
Opening ceremony11 July 2007
Closing ceremony23 July 2007
Officially opened byAbdelaziz Bouteflika
Main venueStade 5 Juillet 1962
Websitecoja2007.dz
A map of Algeria with Algiers marked in the north of the country.
A map of Algeria with Algiers marked in the north of the country.
Algiers
Location of Algiers in Algeria.

VenuesEdit

[2]

  • Main stadium - Athletics
  • Stade SATO - Para athletics
  • Piscine du Complexe Olympique - Swimming
  • Hall OMS El Biar - Badminton
  • Salle OMS Hydra - Women's Basketball
  • Salle Staouali - Men's Basketball
  • Salle Harcha - Men's Basketball
  • Centre Equestre LIDO - Equestrian
  • Centre Equestre de Maramene - Equestrian (Endurance)
  • Stand de tir Chenoua - Shooting
  • Salle OMS de Bordj-El-Kiffan - Boxing
  • Coupole - Judo, Karate, Handball
  • Salle OMS de Bousmail - Weightlifting
  • Club Tennis OCO - Tennis
  • Salle OMS Boumerdes - Kickboxing, Taekwondo
  • Barrage de Boukerdane - Rowing
  • Salle OMS de Rouiba - Table tennis
  • Salle De Bab Ezzouar - Gymnastics
  • La Cité des sciences, Théâtre des verdures - Chess
  • Salles OMS Ain Benian - Handball
  • Salles OMS Ain Taya - Handball
  • Salles OMS Tipaza - Handball
  • Salle de Boufarik - Wheelchair basketball
  • Circuit route Tipaza - Cycling
  • Salle de Zeralda - Goalball
  • E.N.V Alger plage - Sailing

CompetitionsEdit

The following 24 sports were competed:

Paralympic sports: Athletics, Basketball and Goalball

Three disciplines, Baseball, Softball and Field Hockey were dropped by the hosts, since these sports are hardly played in Algeria and consequently lack suitable facilities.[3] The hockey competition would have doubled as qualifier for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, thus African Hockey Federation organised a separate olympic qualifying tournament in Nairobi, Kenya, held simultaneously with the All-Africa Games.[4]

Water Polo was not competed due to lack of teams.[5] It was supposed to be an Olympic qualifier.

MedalsEdit

  *   Host nation (Algeria)

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Egypt (EGY)746263199
2  Algeria (ALG)*705877205
3  South Africa (SAF)616653180
4  Nigeria (NGR)505554159
5  Tunisia (TUN)484158147
6  Kenya (KEN)13151038
7  Senegal (SEN)8122646
8  Zimbabwe (ZIM)78823
9  Botswana (BOT)62513
10  Cameroon (CMR)461727
11  Ethiopia451019
  Libya451019
13  Angola (ANG)41712
14  Ghana (GHA)3101225
15  Seychelles (SEY)36110
16  Eritrea (ERI)3126
17  Sudan (SUD)3014
18  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)2215
19  Gabon (GAB)2136
20  Zambia (ZAM)1269
21  Lesotho (LES)1124
22  Mali (MLI)1034
23  Uganda (UGA)1012
24  Mozambique (MOZ)1001
25  Ivory Coast (CIV)031215
26  Burkina Faso (BUR)0213
27  Madagascar (MAD)0134
  Republic of the Congo (CGO)0134
29  Guinea (GUI)0123
  Mauritius (MRI)0123
31  Namibia (NAM)0112
32  São Tomé and Príncipe (STP)0101
  Tanzania (TAN)0101
  Togo (TOG)0101
35  Benin (BEN)0044
36  Guinea-Bissau (GBS)0033
37  Central African Republic (CAF)0011
Totals (37 NOCs)3743724621208

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "9th All Africa Games, Algiers, 11 – 23 July 2007" (PDF). Wada-main.
  2. ^ "Sports". Archived from the original on 2007-10-11.
  3. ^ Vanguard, 16 December 2006: Africa Games pushed a week back *Hockey, baseball, softball fail to get back in Archived 2007-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Ghana Hockey Association, 20 April 2007: 2007 All Africa Games - Hockey to be Played Simultaneously in Nairobi
  5. ^ Mail & Guardian, 9 July 2007: Algeria ready for All Africa Games Archived 2007-07-13 at the Wayback Machine

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