African Youth Games
AbbreviationAYG
First event2010
Occur every4 years
Last event2018
Games

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 first African Youth Games only occurred in 2010.

Editions

African Youth Games is located in Africa
Host cities of the African Youth Games
Games Year Host City Host Country Start Date End Date Nations Athletes Sports Top Country On Medal Table
I 2010 Rabat  Morocco 13 June 18 July 40 1008 16  Tunisia
II 2014 Gaborone  Botswana 22 May 31 May 54 2500[3] 20[4]  Egypt[5]
III 2018 Algiers  Algeria 19 July 28 July 54 3098 35  Egypt[6]
IV 2022 Cairo  Egypt 26 August 6 September[7] Future event
V 2026 Maseru  Lesotho[8] TBA TBA Future event

See also

References

  1. ^ "Jeux africains de la jeunesse au Maroc". Le Figaro. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  2. ^ "Jeux africains de la Jeunesse : Clôture en apothéose". Al Bayane. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Gaborone 2014 – 2nd African Youth Games .:: About us ::.:". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  4. ^ "www.gaborone2014.com". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-06-02.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Egypt finish top of African Youth Games medal table after triathlon gold". Retrieved 2018-07-28.
  7. ^ "ANOCA NEWSLETTER MARCH 2022". ANOCA. Retrieved 2022-04-04.
  8. ^ "ANOCA move 2022 African Youth Games from Lesotho to Ethiopia". Retrieved 2021-08-30.