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X All-Africa Games
X All-Africa Games
Host city Maputo, Mozambique
Nations participating 52 (projected)
Events 26 sports
Opening ceremony 15 July 2011
Closing ceremony 27 July 2011
Main Stadium Zimpeto Stadium

The 10th All-Africa Games will take place in 2011 in Maputo, Mozambique.[1] Maputo's hosting will be only the third time the games will have been held in the southern part of the continent. Lusaka, Zambia was initially granted the right to host the Games in April 2005 after the withdrawal of other bidders at the meeting of the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa met in Algeria.[2] Ghana had indicated interest in hosting the Games. [3] The Zambian government has withdrawn its offer to host the 2011 All Africa Games due to lack of funds.


Venues and infrastructure

The main stadium will be a new 42,000-seat stadium constructed by the Chinese in the suburb of Zimpeto. There are no reports of any other venues being constructed for the Games and Some events may be left out or contested elsewhere due to lack of facilities [4].


The All Africa Games will host 26 sports disciplines from around the African continent and includes among others, football, swimming, squash, badminton, volleyball, basketball, tennis, hockey, baseball and softball, handball, athletics, and boxing.[5] As of July 2008, Chess is being added again to the schedule.[6] Rowing has also experienced a revival, with events possibly being held at Mindolo Dam in Kitwe.[7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Zambia to host 2011 All-Africa Games
  3. ^ Ghana Bids for 2011 AAG
  4. ^ Daily Nation, April 12, 2009: Relief as Maputo offers to host All Africa Games
  5. ^ Zambia releases fund for hosting 2011 All Africa Games
  6. ^ Chess is again part of the All Africa Games 2011
  7. ^ Zambia rowing revival

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