2015 African Games

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XI African Games
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Host city Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Nations participating 54 (projected)
Athletes participating 15,000 (projected athletes, coaches, officials)[1]
Events 172 from 22 sports
Opening ceremony 4 September 2015
Closing ceremony 19 September 2015
Officially opened by Denis Sassou Nguesso
President of the Republic of the Congo
Torch lighter Christoffer Mafoumbi
Main venue Kintele Stadium
Website Cojabrazzaville2015.com
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The 11th African Games took place from September 4–19, 2015 in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.[2] This edition marked the 50th anniversary of the Games, as well as their return to Brazzaville, which hosted the first edition in 1965.

Host awarding[edit]

Ghana,[3] Kenya[4] and Congo all showed interest in bidding for the 11th edition of the Games. On September 14, 2011, the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa awarded the rights to Brazzaville to host.[5]

Name change[edit]

In January 2012 during the Executive Council meeting of the African Union held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was taken a decision for the name change from All-Africa Games to African Games. The 11th edition of Brazzaville 2015 started under this new name.[6]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony was held on 4 September 2015 at the newly-built Kintele Stadium. Congolese national anthem started the ceremony, performed by Abel Mona.[7] Parade of nations then started with Mozambique entering first as the previous host in 2011 and Republic of Congo came out last as the current host. In the artistic sequence, performers dressed with the colors of Congolese flag formed the word bienvenue (welcome) and followed by various dances and the lighting of the torch.

Participating nations[edit]

A map of Republic of the Congo with Brazzaville marked in the south of the country.
A map of Republic of the Congo with Brazzaville marked in the south of the country.
Brazzaville
Location of Brazzaville in Republic of the Congo.
All countries participating in the 2015 All-Africa Games in green. Host country ( Republic of the Congo) in red.

Western Sahara (Sahrawi Republic) were to take part in the games for the first time, however, because the country is not yet affiliated with the international federations of the sports that it intended to attend, the Congolese organising committee determined its athletes could not participate.[8][9]

Sports[edit]

22 separate sports have been announced for the 2015 African Games, and two additional disability sports (Athletics and Weightlifting):[16]

Calendar[edit]

The schedule of the games was as follows. The calendar is to be completed with event finals information.[17]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
September 2nd
Wed
3rd
Thu
4th
Fri
5th
Sat
6th
Sun
7th
Mon
8th
Tue
9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
15th
Tue
16th
Wed
17th
Thu
18th
Fri
19th
Sat
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Athletics    4       12       9       8       13    46
Badminton    2       2    4
Basketball    2    2
Beach volleyball    2    2
Boxing    13    13
Cycling    2       2       1       1    6
Football    2    2
Fencing    2       2       2       3       3    12
Gymnastics    2       2       4       4       4    16
Handball    2    2
Judo    5       5       4    14
Karate    5       4    9
Pétanque
Swimming    7       8       8       6       6       7    42
Table tennis
Taekwondo    8       8    16
Tennis
Volleyball    2    2
Weightlifting
Wrestling 14
Total events 4 4 6 14 14 12 8 8 8 9 14 10 19 13 8 23 8 2
Cumulative total 4 8 14 28 42 54 62 70 78 87 101 111 130 143 151 174 182 184
September 2nd
Wed
3rd
Thu
4th
Fri
5th
Sat
6th
Sun
7th
Mon
8th
Tue
9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
15th
Tue
16th
Wed
17th
Thu
18th
Fri
19th
Sat
Events

Venues[edit]

Brazzaville
Kintélé Sports Complex
Brazzavile Brazzaville
Kintele Aquatic Complex
Capacity: 2,000
Palais des Sports
Capacity: 10,134
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Venues used in these Games mostly located in the new Kintele Sport Complex in the northern part of Brazzaville[18] and the existing Alphonse Massemba-Débat Sport Complex. The list below shows venues used in these Games.[19][20][21][22]

Kintele Sports Complex[edit]

Venue Capacity Sports
Kintele Stadium 60,056 Athletics, Football, Ceremonies
Palais des Sports 10,134 Handball, Karate
Kintele Aquatic Complex 2,000 Swimming
Kintele Tennis Courts 1,000 Tennis
Beach Volleyball Arena Beach volleyball
Petanque Field Petanque

Other venues[edit]

Venue Capacity Sports
Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat 17,000 Football
Hall des Pompiers Pharaons boxing
Gymnase Révolution 3,000 Badminton, Table tennis
Massamba Debat Gymnasium 3,000 Volleyball, Wrestling
Makelekele Gymnasium 3,000 Basketball, Gymnastics
Talangaï Gymnasium 10,000 Boxing, Judo, Taekwondo

Medal table[edit]

Key

  *   Host nation (Congo)

2015 African Games medal table
Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Egypt (EGY) 85 64 68 217
2  Nigeria (NGR) 47 55 42 144
3  South Africa (RSA) 41 41 40 122
4  Algeria (ALG) 40 43 42 125
5  Tunisia (TUN) 30 26 38 94
6  Senegal (SEN) 7 10 20 37
7  Kenya (KEN) 6 9 17 32
8  Mauritius (MRI) 5 3 4 12
9  Congo (CGO)* 5 2 12 19
10  Cameroon (CMR) 4 2 10 16
11  Seychelles (SEY) 3 4 5 12
12  Zimbabwe (ZIM) 3 0 1 4
13  Libya (LBA) 2 4 8 14
14  Botswana (BOT) 2 3 9 14
15  Ghana (GHA) 2 2 4 6
16  Ivory Coast (CIV) 2 2 3 7
17  Eritrea (ERI) 2 1 0 3
18  Ethiopia (ETH) 2 0 6 8
19  Angola (ANG) 1 1 3 5
20  Burkina Faso (BUR) 1 0 2 3
21  Rwanda (RWA) 1 0 1 2
22  Namibia (NAM) 0 2 3 5
 Gabon (GAB) 0 2 3 5
24  DR Congo (COD) 0 2 1 3
25  Togo (TOG) 0 2 0 2
26  Benin (BEN) 0 1 1 2
27  The Gambia (GAM) 0 1 0 1
 Djibouti (DJI) 0 1 0 1
29  Madagascar (MAD) 0 0 6 6
30  Mali (MLI) 0 0 3 3
31  Uganda (UGA) 0 0 2 2
 Mozambique (MOZ) 0 0 2 2
33  Guinea (GUI) 0 0 1 1
 Zambia (ZAM) 0 0 1 1
 Niger (NIG) 0 0 1 1
 Lesotho (LES) 0 0 1 1
 Guinea-Bissau (GBS) 0 0 1 1
Total (37 NOCs) 194 193 253 640

Source: [23][24]

Broadcasters[edit]

Territory Broadcaster
 Botswana Botswana TV
 Republic of the Congo TeleCongo
 Democratic Republic of the Congo RTNC
 Egypt ERTU
Sub-Saharan Africa Canal+ Afrique
SuperSport
Africa 24
Flag of the Arab League.svg Middle East and North Africa beIN Sports
 Senegal RTS
 South Africa SuperSport
SABC
Other countries BrazzaTV (Website)

Source: [25]

References[edit]

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