African Beach Games

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African Beach Games
First event2019 African Beach Games in Sal, Cape Verde
Occur everyfour years
Last event2019 African Beach Games in Sal, Cape Verde
PurposeBeach sports event for nations on the African continent

The African Beach Games is a continental multi-sport event held among athletes from the Africa. The Games are organised under the governance of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). The Games were announced by the ANOCA President, Lassana Palenfo, in May 2015.[1]

All of the competing nations are for the African continent. The first Games were held on the island of Sal, Cape Verde in June 2019.[2]

In October 2021, Baseball5 was added as a full medal sport for the 2023 edition.[3]


Edition Year Host city Host nation Start date End date Nations Sports Events Ref.
1 2019 Sal  Cape Verde 14 June 23 June 45 11 28 [4]
2 2023 Tunis  Tunisia 14 June 23 June 45 12 29

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Palenfo encouraged to run for fourth term as ANOCA President as African Beach Games receives green light". 2015-05-16. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  2. ^ "Cape Verde set to be awarded African Beach Games at ANOCA General Assembly". 2017-02-12. Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  3. ^ "Baseball5 to be played at 2023 African Beach Games". 25 October 2021. Retrieved 2021-10-25.
  4. ^ "Sal 2019 - 1st African Beach Games | Sal, Cape Verde". Sal 2019 - 1st African Beach Games | Sal, Cape Verde. Retrieved 2018-08-08.