2019 African Games

The 12th African Games was held from 19 to 31 August 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. This was the first time that the African Games were hosted by Morocco following the country's readmission to the African Union in January 2017.

XII African Games
2019 African Games logo.svg
Host cityRabat, Morocco
Nations participating53
Athletes participating4386
Events340 in 26 Sports
Opening ceremony19 August 2019
Closing ceremony31 August 2019
Officially opened byPrince Moulay Rachid
Main venuePrince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
Websitejar2019.ma

Bidding processEdit

The 12th African Games was schedule in September 2019. Accra, Nairobi and Lusaka announced that they would bid for these Games, but none of them were selected.[1]

Malabo, Equatorial Guinea was initially chosen to organise the 2019 African Games at the Second Ordinary Session of the Specialist Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports, which was held at the headquarters of the African Union, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13 to 17 June 2016.[2]

However, Equatorial Guinea was unable to host the Games due to economic problems.[3] Lusaka, the capital of Zambia was later speculated to host the Games but refused, citing lack of facilities.[4][5] In July 2018, Rabat, Morocco was selected to replace Malabo, Equatorial Guinea as host of the 2019 edition.[6]

VenuesEdit

RabatEdit

 
Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium
  • Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex (with Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium) - athletics, karate, judo, taekwando, opening and closing ceremonies
  • Urban Forest Ibn Sina Hilton - 3x3 Basketball
  • Nahda Arena - weightlifting
  • Al Amal Arena - boxing
  • Ibn Rochd Center - gymnastics
  • Bou Regreg Valley - triathlon
  • Moulay Al Hassan Arena - table tennis
  • Dar Essalam Royal Equestrian Complex - equestrian
  • Cheminots Club - tennis

SaléEdit

  • Moulay Rachid National Sports Center - archery, fencing
  • Salle El Bouâzzaoui - volleyball
  • Al Arjat Shooting Center - shooting (skeet)
  • Salé Beach - beach volleyball
  • Mohamed Ben Abdellah Dam - rowing, canoe kayak (flatwater)
  • Stade Boubker Ammar - football
  • Sports Center of FAR - football
  • Stade des Chênes - football

CasablancaEdit

  • Stade Mohammed V Sports Complex - swimming, handball
  • Ain Chok Arena - badminton
  • Grand Mogador Hotel - chess
  • Hotel Farah - snooker

BenslimaneEdit

  • Cycling
  • Stade Municipal El Mansouria - football

El JadidaEdit

  • El Jadida Sports Hall - wrestling

BrandingEdit

The logo is a door with Moroccan mosaic, while the mascot is an Atlas lion or a Barbary lion.[7][8]

Participating nationsEdit

Participating National Olympic Committees[9]

SportsEdit

The Rabat 2019 African Games featured 26 sports.[10]

CalendarEdit

The schedule of the games was as follows. The calendar was completed with event finals information.[11]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●  Event competitions  1  Gold medal events  CC  Closing ceremony
August 16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
19th
Mon
20th
Tue
21st
Wed
22nd
Thu
23rd
Fri
24th
Sat
25th
Sun
26th
Mon
27th
Tue
28th
Wed
29th
Thu
30th
Fri
31st
Sat
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
  3x3 basketball 2 2
  Archery 5 5
  Athletics 4 11 10 7 14 46
  Badminton 1 5 6
  Boxing 13 13
  Canoeing 4 6 8 18
  Chess 1 2 2 5
Cycling   Mountain biking 2 2 10
  Road cycling 2 2 1 1
  Equestrian 1 1 2
  Fencing 2 2 2 3 3 12
  Football 1 1 2
  Gymnastics 2 2 5 5 14
  Handball 2 2
  Judo 8 6 14
  Karate 16 16
  Rowing 4 4 1 9
  Shooting 2 1 2 5
  Snooker 1 1 1 3
  Swimming 12 10 10 10 42
  Table tennis 2 1 2 2 7
  Taekwondo 6 6 4 16
  Tennis 4 2 6
  Triathlon 2 1 3
Volleyball   Beach volleyball 2 4
  Indoor volleyball 1 1
  Weightlifting 9 9 9 9 9 15 60
  Wrestling 6 6 6 18
Daily medal events 8 6 0 1 27 21 19 16 15 39 27 39 64 55 3 340
Cumulative total 8 14 14 15 42 63 82 98 113 152 179 218 282 337 340
August 16th
Fri
17th
Sat
18th
Sun
19th
Mon
20th
Tue
21st
Wed
22nd
Thu
23rd
Fri
24th
Sat
25th
Sun
26th
Mon
27th
Tue
28th
Wed
29th
Thu
30th
Fri
31st
Sat
Events

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Morocco)

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Egypt (EGY)1029873273
2  Nigeria (NGR)463348127
3  Algeria (ALG)363555126
4  South Africa (RSA)36262486
5  Morocco (MAR)*313246109
6  Tunisia (TUN)26363597
7  Kenya (KEN)11101031
8  Mauritius (MRI)661224
9  Ethiopia (ETH)651223
10  Madagascar (MAD)64212
11  Cameroon (CMR)514928
12  Ivory Coast (CIV)55818
13  Botswana (BOT)53614
14  Burkina Faso (BUR)4228
15  Ghana (GHA)22913
16  Angola (ANG)2248
  Namibia (NAM)2248
18  Seychelles (SEY)2114
19  The Gambia (GAM)2103
20  Gabon (GAB)2046
21  Niger (NIG)2013
22  Senegal (SEN)151622
23  Mozambique (MOZ)1315
24  Zambia (ZAM)1135
25  São Tomé and Príncipe (STP)1113
26  Eritrea (ERI)0303
27  Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)021012
28  Uganda (UGA)02810
29  Libya (LBA)0224
  Mali (MLI)0224
31  Republic of the Congo (CGO)0134
  Zimbabwe (ZIM)0134
33  Djibouti (DJI)0112
34  Guinea-Bissau (GBS)0101
  Lesotho (LES)0101
36  Chad (CHA)0044
37  Rwanda (RWA)0033
38  Benin (BEN)0022
  Guinea (GUI)0022
  Togo (TOG)0022
41  Cape Verde (CPV)0011
  Central African Republic (CAF)0011
Totals (42 NOCs)3433434301116

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ghana to bid for 2019 All Africa Games". GhanaWeb. 12 June 2015. Archived from the original on 29 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Equatorial Guinea to hold 2019 African Games". Guinea Ecuatorial Press. 21 June 2016.
  3. ^ New host needed for 2019 African Games after Equatorial Guinea withdraw. Inside the Games, 1 November 2017.
  4. ^ we Ain’t ready To stage 2019 AAG
  5. ^ All Africa Games. FEI. Retrieved on 29 January 2018.
  6. ^ Morocco To Host African Games Around The Rings, 25 July 2018
  7. ^ "Seven Moroccan cities set to host 12th African Games".
  8. ^ "Logo".
  9. ^ "Countries". Archived from the original on 27 August 2019. Retrieved 24 August 2019.
  10. ^ 2019 AG (Disciplines) - 2019 AG official website
  11. ^ "Schedule & Results". 2019 AG official website. 1 September 2019. Archived from the original on 28 August 2019. Retrieved 27 August 2019.

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