The African Games, which began on 19th August, ended on 31st with the participation of over 6,000 athletes who competed in 26 sporting disciplines, 17 of which are classified for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
This important multi-sporting continental event is held every four years. It was jointly organised by the African Union, the Association of African National Olympic Committees (ANOCA) and the African Sporting Confederation (AASC). The nations competing with the AAG are from the African continent and are affiliated to the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA).
The African Games contribute towards the promotion of the Olympic spirit and is an important tournament for African athletes. These games are a milestone in the preparation for the Olympic Games, as they are an opportunity for the athletes from the continent to show their potential.
With the African Union (AU) the owner of the games, the pan-African multi-disciplinary sporting event, with participation from all AU member States, is a unique platform for the commission to promote key development messages for the AU, particularly in line with the AU theme of the year, which is migration.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office