African Youth Games

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African Youth Games
Abbreviation AYG
First event 2010
Occur every 4 years
Last event 2014

The African Youth Games is an international multi-sport event held every four years to complement the current All-Africa Games. The first games was hosted by Rabat, Morocco.[1][2] This international sportive event has been created by Lassana Palenfo, current director of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa. The idea came in 2006, but the very first African Youth Games only occurred in 2010.

The 2nd African Youth Games took place in Gaborone, Botswana's capital City from 22 to 31 May 2014.


Year Games Host Country Host City Dates Nations Athletes Sports Top Country On Medal Table
2010 I  Morocco Rabat June 13 – July 18 40 1008 16  Tunisia
2014 II  Botswana Gaborone May 22 - May 31 54 2500[3] 20[4]  Egypt [5]
2018 III  Algeria Algiers Future event
2022 IV  Madagascar Antananarivo Future event

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