Sport in Chad

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The principal sports in Chad are football, basketball, athletics, boxing, martial arts and fishing, which is mostly known in Lake Chad. The national stadium is the Stade Nacional in the capital, N'Djamena.

Basketball in Chad[edit]

Basketball is a major sport in Chad, especially in the cities.[1] In the last decade, its national team has become increasingly competitive and qualified for the 2011 African Basketball Championship.

Rugby union in Chad[edit]

The Chad national rugby union team represents the nation in rugby union

Athletics in Chad[edit]

Boxing in Chad[edit]

Famous professional boxers: Yabed Yabed, Cesar M'Dalangue, Jules Djerabe and Ezechiel Japhet.

Swimming in Chad[edit]

Chad has a major passion for Swimming, many famous swimmers include Nag D'garom, Dja'Gomba Yader and Bodj Dagank.

Chad at the Olympics[edit]

Chad (CHA) sent athletes to every Summer Olympic Games held between 1964 and 1972 and from 1984 to 2004, although the country has never won an Olympic medal. No athletes from Chad have competed in any Winter Olympic Games.



  1. ^ Zuchora-Walske, Christine (2009) [1st pub. 2009]. "Sports and Recreation". Chad in Pictures. VGS - Visual Geography Series. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-57505-956-3.