African Games

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The African games are formerly known as the AU-African Games or Pan African games. 

These African Games are one of the continental multi-sport events which are held out in every 4 years and is organized by the African Union. They also get help from the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa and the association of African sports Confederation. The first African game was held in 1965 in Brazzaville Congo. The games have also included athletes with a disability from 1999. It was after the 11th 

Edition of the games that it was renamed as the African games in the year 2012.

All the 53 members affiliated to the Association of National Olympic Committee are in Africa. 

Since 1965 in all Africa games, South Africa was banned and it was still 1995, it got officially ended and Africa was finally invited after such a long wait to be a part of this game. The same issues were faced by Morocco and

it was banned to continue with the games out there for the year 1987 to 

2015 just because the most famous political issues which arose out there over the place 

Western Sahara. These things are what that is ruining up the fun of the game and so politics should always be kept away from the same. It was in the year 2018 that Morocco was made to sign a treaty over some issues which were concerned to Western Sahara and finally they too were back to the game. 
The 12th edition of African games will take place from 19th to 31st August 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. The country Morocco will host the African Games for the 1st time. The main venue for the event remains to be Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium and will be officially opened by the king Muhammad VI. Malabo was selected to replace Morocco as the host of the 2019 edition of the African games in July 2018. the 2019 edition of the games is marked by the participation of 6000 athletes, from 54 African countries who will compete in 26 sports codes. The event will be held in seven Moroccan cities, Casablanca, Rabat, Scale Tamara, Khemisset, Moohammedia, and EI Jadia. 

It will be for the first time in the history of this Continental event at 18 different sports are expected to be qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympic. This Rabat 2019 African games will be a qualification step for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic games which will take these games to a new level. 

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Events, Number of participants date and location

1) Archery

Date- 27th August to 30th August

City (location)- Sal 

Number of participants Male: 3

                                              Female:3

2) Athletic

Date 26th August to 30th August

City(location)- Rabat

Number of participants Male: 52

                                              Female: 52

3) Badminton

Date -22nd August to 28th August

City (location)- Casablanca

Number of participants Male:6

                                               Female: 6

4)Basketball

Date-21st August to 25th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:4

                                            Female:4

5)Boxing

Date-20th August to 29th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:10

                                           Female:5

6)Canoe-Kayak

Date-28th August to 30th August

City(location)-Sal

Number of participants-Male:12

                                            Female:12

7)Chess

Date-24th August to 28th August

City(location)-Casablanca

Number of participants-Male:2

                                            Female:2

8)Cycling(Road) 

Date-21st August to 22nd August 

City(location)-Casablanca

Number of participants-Male:6

                                           Female:6

9)Equestrian

Date-21st August to 25th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:2

                                             Female:2

10)Fencing

Date-26th August to 30th August

City(location)-Sal

Number of participants-Male:12

                                             Female:12

11)Football

Date-16th August to 30th August

City(location)-Rabat/Sale/Kenitra

Number of participants-Male:18

                                            Female:18

12)Gymnastics

Date-26th August to 29th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:9

                                          Female:5

13)Handball

Date-20th August to 30th August

City(location)-Casablanca

Number of participants-Male:16

                                          Female:16

14)Judo

Date-17th August to 18th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:9

                                           Female:9

15)Karate

Date-24th August to 26th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:29

                                           Female:29

16)Rowing

Date-20th August to 23rd August

City(location)-Sal

Number of participants-Male:4

                                            Female:4

17)Shooting

Date-23rd August to 28th August

City(location)-Sal

Number of participants-Male:6

                                            Female:6

18)Snooker

Date-20th August to 24th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:5

                                          Female:5

19)Swimming

Date-21st August to 24th August

City(location)-Casablanca

Number of participants-Male:26

                                           Female:26

20)Table tennis

Date-20th August to 29th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:5

                                           Female:5

21)Taekwondo

Date-21st August to 23rd August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:8

                                          Female:8

22)Tennis

Date-23rd August to 31st August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:4

                                      Female:4

23)Triathlon

Date-24th August to 25th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:2

                                          Female:2

24)Volleyball(indoor)

Date-16th August to 21st August

City(location)-Sal

Number of participants-Male:12

                                          Female:12

25)Volleyball(Beach)

Date-16th August to 21st August

City(location)-Sal

Number of participants-Male:2

                                            Female:2

26)Weightlifting

Date-25th August to 30th August

City(location)-Rabat

Number of participants-Male:10

                                           Female:10

27)Wrestling

Date-28th August to 30th August

City(location)-El Jadida

Number of participants-Male:10

                                            Female:10

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