2011 All-Africa Games

The 10th All-Africa Games took place between September 3–18, 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.[1][2] Maputo's hosting marked the third time the Games was held in the southern part of the continent.

X All-Africa Games
2011 All-Africa Games.jpg
Host cityMaputo, Mozambique
Nations participating53
Athletes participating5000 (projected athletes, coaches, officials)
Events244 in 20 sports
Opening ceremony3 September 2011
Closing ceremony18 September 2011
Officially opened byArmando Guebuza
Main venueZimpeto Stadium
Websitewww.cojamaputo2011.org.mz
A map of Mozambique with Maputo marked in the south of the country.
A map of Mozambique with Maputo marked in the south of the country.
Maputo
Location of Maputo in Mozambique.

Host awardingEdit

In April 2005, Lusaka, Zambia was named the host of the 10th Games by the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa at a meeting in Algeria.[3] In 2004, Ghana had indicated an interest in hosting the Games,[4] but reportedly withdrew its bid.

In December 2008, the Zambian government withdrew its offer to host the 2011 Games, due to a lack of funds.[5]

In April 2009, Mozambique stepped in to take on hosting duties.[6]

Participating NationsEdit

The following is a list of nations that participated in the 2011 All-Africa Games:[7]

SportsEdit

The Maputo 2011 All Africa Games featured 20 sports, 2 of which also featured disabled events (athletics and swimming). While most venues was located in and around Maputo, the Canoeing venue was in Chidenguella Lagoon, 275 km north of the city.

CalendarEdit

The schedule of the games was as follows. The calendar is to be completed with event finals information.[9][10]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions  1  Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
September 2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
6th
Tue
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
11th
Sun
12th
Mon
13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
  Athletics
  Badminton
  Basketball
  Beach volleyball
  Boxing
  Canoeing
  Chess
  Cycling
  Football
  Handball
  Judo
  Karate
  Netball
  Sailing
  Swimming
  Table tennis
  Taekwondo
  Tennis
  Triathlon
  Volleyball
Total events
Cumulative total
September 2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
6th
Tue
7th
Wed
8th
Thu
9th
Fri
10th
Sat
11th
Sun
12th
Mon
13th
Tue
14th
Wed
15th
Thu
16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
Events

Medal tableEdit

The 2011 All-Africa Games, was a multi-sport event held in Maputo, Mozambique from 3 to 18 September 2011. The event saw 5,000 athletes from 53 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competing in many events in 20 sports. This medal table ranks the participating NOCs by the number of gold medals won by their athletes.

Medal tableEdit

Below the final medal table after the end of the 2011 All-Africa Games.[11]

  *   Host nation (Mozambique)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  South Africa (RSA)615540156
2  Egypt (EGY)32142066
3  Nigeria (NGR)31283998
4  Tunisia (TUN)29261368
5  Algeria (ALG)22293384
6  Kenya (KEN)14142250
7  Senegal (SEN)881733
8  Cameroon (CMR)852033
9  Ethiopia (ETH)6101228
10  Angola (ANG)6101026
11  Zimbabwe (ZIM)67215
12  Ghana (GHA)45817
13  Mauritius (MRI)42713
14  Uganda (UGA)4138
15  Botswana (BOT)25916
16  Ivory Coast (CIV)25815
17  Gabon (GAB)2215
18  Sudan (SUD)2002
19  Seychelles (SEY)14914
20  Mali (MLI)1225
21  Rwanda (RWA)1203
22  Namibia (NAM)1157
23  Liberia (LBR)1012
24  Burkina Faso (BUR)1001
25  Mozambique (MOZ)*04812
26  Republic of the Congo (CGO)0358
27  Madagascar (MAD)0235
28  Zambia (ZAM)0112
29  Tanzania (TAN)0101
30  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)0066
31  Lesotho (LES)0033
32  Niger (NIG)0022
  Swaziland (SWZ)0022
34  Libya (LBA)0011
  São Tomé and Príncipe (STP)0011
  Togo (TOG)0011
Totals (36 nations)249246314809

Venues and infrastructureEdit

When Mozambique initially announced its ability to host the 10th Games, there was a possibility of a paring down of the sports to be offered, due to time constraints and a potential lack of facilities for the Games (e.g. the country has no field hockey field capable of hosting a Games-level competition).[6] However, the Games eventually featured 20 sports, down 4 from the 24 hosted at the 2007 All-Africa Games.

Listed below are the venues that hosted the 2011 All-African Games:[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011 All-Africa Games website (www.maputo2011.com); retrieved 2010-12-21. Archived February 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Maputo to Host 2011 All-Africa Games, by Bonnie Mugabe and Agencies, captured and re-posted by AllAfrica.com on 2009-04-16, retrieved 2010-12-03.
  3. ^ Zambia to host 2011 All-Africa Games published by People's Daily Online [China] on 2005-04-27; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  4. ^ Ghana Bids for 2011 AAG, published by GhanaWeb.com on 2004-07-20; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  5. ^ Zambia withdraws offer to host 2011 All Africa Games, published by the Lukasa Times on 2008-12-12; retrieved 2010-12-21.
  6. ^ a b Relief as Maputo offers to host All Africa Games, by Eric Odanga, Daily Nation; published 2009-04-12, retrieved 2010-12-21.
  7. ^ (in Portuguese) Participants
  8. ^ South Sudan to attend All Africa Games in Mozambique
  9. ^ (in Portuguese) 2011 All-Africa Games Program Archived 2016-03-12 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ General Schedule"
  11. ^ {https://bestsports.com.br/db/evnpag.php?evn=1052&lang=2}
  12. ^ (in Portuguese) Local Arrangements (Venues)

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