All-Africa University Games
First event1975 Accra
Occur everyFour years
Last event2018 Mekelle
PurposeMulti-sport event for university in Africa.
OrganizationFASU

The All-Africa University Games is a regional multi-sport event representing Africa, organized for university athletes by the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU). The games were first held in 1975 in Accra, Ghana.

History

The FASU All-Africa University Games were first held around the 1974-75 new year period in Accra, Ghana and again at the same time of year in 1978–79 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event was after scheduled to be held in Lusaka, Zambia in 1982, however was cancelled and not re-introduced until 2004 in Nigeria when only a very limited range of men's events were contested.[1]

It was set for a tenth edition in 2020, but this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2]

Editions

Games Year Host country Host city Dates Nations Competitors Sports Medal table winner
Men Women Total
I 1975  Ghana Accra 27 December 1974 – 1 January 1975 13 8  Liberia
II 1979  Kenya Nairobi 29 December 1978 – 8 January 1979 14 10  Angola
1982  Zambia Lusaka Cancelled
III 2004  Nigeria Bauchi 14–22 April 15 7
IV[3] 2006  South Africa Tshwane 1–8 July 16 1000 14  South Africa
V 2008  Uganda Kampala 6–16 July 14 803 17  South Africa
VI 2012  Namibia Windhoek 15–22 December 18 750 12  Egypt
VII 2014  Kenya Nairobi 11–18 July[4][5]
VIII 2016  South Africa Johannesburg 26 June – 2 July[6] 35 328 146 476 10  South Africa[7]
IX 2018  Ethiopia Mekelle 1–8 July[8]
2020  Kenya Nairobi Postponed[2]
X 2022  Kenya Nairobi[2] 6–10 June[9] 14[10] 1450 12
XI 2024  Ivory Coast Abidjan[11]

See also

References

  1. ^ "All-Africa University Games". GBR Athletics. 1999–2005.
  2. ^ a b c 10th FASU Games Pushed to 2022. Africa University Sports. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  3. ^ "FASU GAMES REPORT 2006" (PDF). FUSU. 8 July 2006.
  4. ^ 7th FASU Games. University of Nairobi. Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  5. ^ 10th All-Africa University Games to be held at Kenyatta University. FISU (2020-02-09). Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  6. ^ 8th FASU University Games concluded. EUSA (2016-07-03). Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  7. ^ "8th All Anica University Games South Africa 2016: Final Results 2nd July 2006" (PDF). FUSA. 2 July 2016.
  8. ^ 9th FASU University Games concluded. EUSA (2018-07-21). Retrieved 2021-01-21.
  9. ^ "10th All Africa University Games set for June 2022". www.fisu.net. Retrieved 2022-06-26.
  10. ^ "10th All Africa University Games underway in Kenya". www.fisu.net. Retrieved 2022-06-26.
  11. ^ Ivory Coast to host 2024 FASU University Games. Inside The Games (2019-09-24). Retrieved 2021-01-21.