2003 All-Africa Games

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VIII All-Africa Games
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Host cityAbuja, Nigeria
Nations participating53
Events22 sports
Opening ceremony5 October
Closing ceremony17 October
Officially opened byOlusegun Obasanjo
Main venueAbuja Stadium
Website8ALLAFRICAGAMES.org
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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]

Venues[edit]

[3]

  • 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

Participating nations[edit]

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

Sports[edit]

22 disciplines were contested at the 2003 All Africa Games, among them:

Event schedule[edit]

Medal standings[edit]

  *   Host nation (Nigeria)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Nigeria (NGR)*859065240
2 Egypt (EGY)806272214
3 South Africa (RSA)635949171
4 Algeria (ALG)32243187
5 Tunisia (TUN)30293089
6 Cameroon (CMR)842335
7 Senegal (SEN)691934
8 Ethiopia (ETH)58720
9 Kenya (KEN)55414
10 Ghana (GHA)451625
11 Botswana (BOT)41611
12 Angola (ANG)33713
13 Madagascar (MAD)3036
14 Libya (LBA)23510
15 Zimbabwe (ZIM)2327
16 Lesotho (LES)2136
17 Ivory Coast (CIV)1179
18 Tanzania (TAN)1012
19 Cape Verde (CPV)1001
 Central African Republic (CAF)1001
21 Seychelles (SEY)010616
22 Namibia (NAM)0347
23 Mali (MLI)0156
 Republic of the Congo (CGO)0156
 Zambia (ZAM)0156
26 Uganda (UGA)0145
27 Benin (BEN)0123
28 Democratic Republic of the Congo (COD)0112
29 Gabon (GAB)0101
 The Gambia (GAM)0101
31 Burkina Faso (BUR)0033
 Mauritius (MRI)0033
 Niger (NIG)0033
 Togo (TOG)0033
35 Sudan (SUD)0022
36 Guinea (GUI)0011
 Sierra Leone (SLE)0011
Totals (37 nations)3383283981064

References[edit]

  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.[dead link]
  3. ^ "Venues". Archived from the original on 10 June 2004. Retrieved 10 June 2004.
  4. ^ Nigeria overwhelms S. Africa in All-Africa Games badminton, published by Xinhua on 2007-07-16; retrieved 1 September 2011.
  5. ^ 2003 All Africa Games entry from baseball-reference.com; retrieved 1 September 2011.
  6. ^ 8th All-Africa Games (men): Abuja 2003; retrieved 1 September 2011.

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