2011 All-Africa Games

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X All-Africa Games
2011 All-Africa Games.jpg
Host cityMaputo
Nations participating53
Athletes participating5000 (projected athletes, coaches, officials)
Events20 sports
Opening ceremony3 September 2011
Closing ceremony18 September 2011
Officially opened byArmando Guebuza
Websitewww.cojamaputo2011.org.mz
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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.

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.

Host awarding[edit]

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 Nations[edit]

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

Sports[edit]

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.

Calendar[edit]

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   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 table[edit]

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 table[edit]

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 infrastructure[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Africa: Games - Medals Table, Sunday 18 September". All Africa.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011.
  12. ^ (in Portuguese) Local Arrangements (Venues)

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