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The All-Africa Games are a quadrennial multi-sport event for nations of the African continent.

The modern Olympics founder Pierre de Coubertin conceived the Pan African Games as early as 1920. The colonial powers who ruled Africa at the time were wary of the idea, suspecting the unifying aspect of sport among African people would cause them to assert their independence.

Attempts were made to host the games in Algiers, Algeria in 1925 and Alexandria, Egypt in 1928, but despite considerable preparations taken by coordinators, the efforts failed. The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) first African member, Greek-born Egyptian sprinter Angelo Bolanaki, donated funds to erect a stadium, but still the Games were set back for another three decades.

In the early 1960s, the French-speaking countries of Africa organized the Friendship Games. The Games were organised by Madagascar (1960) and then Côte d'Ivoire (1961). The third games were set for Senegal in 1963. Before they were completed, African Ministers of Youth and Sport met in Paris in 1962; as a few English-speaking countries were already participating, they rechristened the Games as the Pan African Games. The Games were granted official recognition by the IOC as being on par with other continental Games such as the Asian Games and the Pan American Games.

In July 1965, the first games were held in Brazzaville, Congo, now called the All-Africa Games. From 30 countries, around 2,500 athletes competed. Egypt topped the medal count for the first Games.

In 1966, the SCSA (Supreme Council of Sport in Africa) was organized in Bamako; it manages the All-Africa Games. The second edition were awarded to Mali in 1969, but a military coup forced the cancellation of the Games. Lagos, Nigeria stepped in as host for the Games in 1971. Those Games were finally held in early 1973 due to the Biafra War, which had just ended in Nigeria.

In 1977, the 3rd Games were scheduled to take place in Algeria, but due to technical reasons, it had to be postponed for a year and was held in 1978. Continuing the pattern, the next Games were scheduled to take place in Kenya in 1983, but were pushed back to 1985 and finally took place in Nairobi in 1987.

The four-year Olympic rhythm has not missed a beat since, and the Games have been organized in Cairo, Harare, Johannesburg, and Lagos. In 2007, Algiers once again hosted, becoming the first repeat host. Lusaka, Zambia has just (Dec. 2008) withdrawn its offer to host the next edition of the 2011.

Here is a list of cities which have hosted the All-Africa Games:

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo - 1965

Lagos, Nigeria - 1973

Algiers, Algeria (first city to host the All-Africa Games) - 1978, 2007

Nairobi, Kenya - 1987

Cairo, Egypt - 1991

Harare, Zimbabwe - 1995

Johannesburg, South Africa - 1999

Abuja, Nigeria - 2003

Maputo, Mozambique - 2011

There is a significant number of cities which need to host the All-Africa Games in the future, such as Casablanca in Morocco, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Lusaka in Zambia (it had its chance to host the 2011 games taken away because of lacking funds), Alexandria in Egypt, Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, Durban in South Africa, Niamer in Niger, Accra in Ghana, Dakar in Senegal, Bamako in Mali, and Tripoli in Libya.

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Lusaka (Zambia) was the original host for the 2011 edition, however they withdrawed because of lack of funds mainly, according to them, because of the world crisis a couple of years ago. So Maputo will be the host for these games.

They are building a new sport complex (Zimpeto Stadium, 42,000), with help of the chinese (just like they helped Angola on the last African Cup of Nations in January). However i havent heard much, if anything, about the rest of the venues

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Pics (taken arround March 2010)

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And this is the logo, unveiled early this year:

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Website (under construction) http://maputo-2011.org/

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The All-Africa Games are a quadrennial multi-sport event for nations of the African continent.

The modern Olympics founder Pierre de Coubertin conceived the Pan African Games as early as 1920. The colonial powers who ruled Africa at the time were wary of the idea, suspecting the unifying aspect of sport among African people would cause them to assert their independence.

Attempts were made to host the games in Algiers, Algeria in 1925 and Alexandria, Egypt in 1928, but despite considerable preparations taken by coordinators, the efforts failed. The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) first African member, Greek-born Egyptian sprinter Angelo Bolanaki, donated funds to erect a stadium, but still the Games were set back for another three decades.

In the early 1960s, the French-speaking countries of Africa organized the Friendship Games. The Games were organised by Madagascar (1960) and then Côte d'Ivoire (1961). The third games were set for Senegal in 1963. Before they were completed, African Ministers of Youth and Sport met in Paris in 1962; as a few English-speaking countries were already participating, they rechristened the Games as the Pan African Games. The Games were granted official recognition by the IOC as being on par with other continental Games such as the Asian Games and the Pan American Games.

In July 1965, the first games were held in Brazzaville, Congo, now called the All-Africa Games. From 30 countries, around 2,500 athletes competed. Egypt topped the medal count for the first Games.

In 1966, the SCSA (Supreme Council of Sport in Africa) was organized in Bamako; it manages the All-Africa Games. The second edition were awarded to Mali in 1969, but a military coup forced the cancellation of the Games. Lagos, Nigeria stepped in as host for the Games in 1971. Those Games were finally held in early 1973 due to the Biafra War, which had just ended in Nigeria.

In 1977, the 3rd Games were scheduled to take place in Algeria, but due to technical reasons, it had to be postponed for a year and was held in 1978. Continuing the pattern, the next Games were scheduled to take place in Kenya in 1983, but were pushed back to 1985 and finally took place in Nairobi in 1987.

The four-year Olympic rhythm has not missed a beat since, and the Games have been organized in Cairo, Harare, Johannesburg, and Lagos. In 2007, Algiers once again hosted, becoming the first repeat host. Lusaka, Zambia has just (Dec. 2008) withdrawn its offer to host the next edition of the 2011.

Here is a list of cities which have hosted the All-Africa Games:

Brazzaville, Republic of Congo - 1965

Lagos, Nigeria - 1973

Algiers, Algeria (first city to host the All-Africa Games) - 1978, 2007

Nairobi, Kenya - 1987

Cairo, Egypt - 1991

Harare, Zimbabwe - 1995

Johannesburg, South Africa - 1999

Abuja, Nigeria - 2003

Maputo, Mozambique - 2011

There is a significant number of cities which need to host the All-Africa Games in the future, such as Casablanca in Morocco, Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, Lusaka in Zambia (it had its chance to host the 2011 games taken away because of lacking funds), Alexandria in Egypt, Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania, Durban in South Africa, Niamer in Niger, Accra in Ghana, Dakar in Senegal, Bamako in Mali, and Tripoli in Libya.

Ant info from the 91 Games in Cairo? I search for basketball of course, men's.

Thank you,

Martin

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The mascot of the All Africa Games was unveiled

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Sorry for the bad translation

http://desporto.blogs.sapo.mz/14485172.html

A new "citizen" in Mozambique, which lends itself to a son, brother and friend to everyone, will become part of our daily lives, from the evening. Your name, and unique suit is "Cojito", and symbolizes the X-African Games in Maputo in 2011. The public appearance will take place in the Palace of the City Council, on Independence Square, a grand ceremony that will be also launched the countdown clock toward the event, the wine with the brand of the Games and the magazine "Sparrow", the purpose-designed to biggest sports festival on the continent.

According to the magazine of the event, already in circulation, "Cojito" African Games mascot, is the son of COJA, the Organising Committee of the exhibition. This is a sparrow anthropomorphized, or humanized. Has the map of Africa in the face with symbolism and ornaments Mozambique, such as the paintings under the eye send us to the facial tattoos, the symbolism of the necklace for protection, and the bracelet on foot to an element which is part of costume national socio-cultural ceremonies.

When preparing to invade our day to day and we always bring the image of the African Games, "Cojito" already says, according to the same publication: "I am a Mozambican who believes in the future, I am always running, because life is not to let themselves fall behind. I am a doer, a drifter who believes the future is built and it reaches today. "

On the same day that "Cojito" will make itself known, tonight will be activated the countdown clock, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds remaining until the start of the All Africa Games on 3 September 2011. The timer will be installed on Independence Square, a public place which converges to our citizenship.

Regarding the magazine "Sparrow" - remember that "Sparrow" is also the name of the logo of the event - his schedule is bi and the first number has begun to circulate. It is our cover story champion Lurdes Mutola, the symbol of success in sport and Mozambique because of our expression in the sports world scenario.

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Potential future bid for the Commonwealth Games? they have the 42,000 seater main stadium, probably would have a couple of odd 1000 seater venues elsewhere in the city/country. It might work, and is definitely a more reasonable bid from a developing nation.

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The next two All-Africa Games should be held in Accra, Ghana (2015) and Durban, South Africa (2019).

Should or will?

Baron - see this article for details on Mozambique, Rwanda and Cameroon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonwealth_of_nations#Members

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We have a new terminal. We have a new stadium.

http://www.maputo2011.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=182:aeroporto-estadio&catid=81:noticias&Itemid=198

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The new Passenger Terminal at the Maputo International Airport is already in operation, having been officially inaugurated by President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Emilio Guebuza, on November 12, 2010. The National Stadium has Zimpeto its opening scheduled for February 2011.

The new terminal is part of a project company of Airports of Mozambique for the modernization of airport infrastructure nationals. After completion of the Cargo Terminal, it's time to go into operation the new Passenger Terminal.

This is a modern infrastructure that offers a variety of services to passengers embarking and disembarking in Maputo to visit our country for several reasons.

In addition to the facilities for check-in and check-out passengers for airlines that use the Maputo International Airport, with broad areas that offer convenience and allow a fluid movement of people, the new terminal offers the normal services frontier for international flights.

aeroporto05Além addition, the new terminal features shopping areas, where you can enjoy the restaurant and bar, banks, car rentals and shops to sell items and other products.

The new terminal is still endowed with a modern electronic system for obtaining information and making individual check-in, through equipment located in positions accessible to all people and in particular to passengers.

The National Stadium Zimpeto is another major national infrastructure. In fact, this is the first sports complex built after the proclamation of national independence, as also happened with the new Passenger Terminal at the Maputo International Airport.

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estadio_zimpeto01Com a capacity for 42,000 people, all with their own seat, for greater convenience of the viewer, the new stadium will also offer a range of commercial and social facilities, in order to obtain the funding needed to ensure future maintenance of infrastructure.

The Zimpeto National Stadium will be the ceenter of the X Maputo Africa Games 2011. There will be running the official ceremonies of opening and closing of major continental event, as well as their football games and athletics, since it will be provided with equipment that meets the standards required by international regulations.

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Maputo 2011 has finally a decent website which doesnt look that bad (better than the highly disorganized Algiers 2007 one)

http://www.maputo2011.com/

PS: Why that mascot has half of his face painted on white? Is he a fan of Kiss? :lol:

WOW Again, Ikarus!! You will NOT believe that website. It's the only site I have seen that has it available in Filipino (which they GOT right - NOT Tagalog), Icelandic and Galician --non-African languages; and they have a translator program for it. Am surprised they don't have it in Braille or Klingon...or Klingon-Braille either!! :lol:

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WOW Again, Ikarus!! You will NOT believe that website. It's the only I have seen that has it available in Filipino (which they GOT right - NOT Tagalog), Icelandic and Galician!! WOW! I mean non-African languages and they have a translator program for it. Am surprised they don't have it in Braille or Klingon...or Klingon-Braille either!! :lol:

I noticed already :lol: It seems they were too lazy to make an english version of the site and installed a Google Translator plugin instead XD

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New pictures of the Zimpeto Stadium, which will host the athletics as well for the ceremonies. The stadium, like on the last African Cup of Nations in Angola, was built by the chinese goverment.

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The seats

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You can watch more pics of the stadium here: http://fotos.sapo.mz/sapomz_equipa/albuns/?aid=959

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Accra in Ghana has been awarded the rights to host the 11th All Africa Games in 2015.

Pardon me for my late reply but where did you got this info. I've tried to search everywhere but can't get confirmation (besides Wikipedia) that Accra will host it (and i remember Angola was invited to organize the 2015 games early this year). I also find the decision kinda weird, specially after their NOC was suspended by the IOC.

I got these photos from SCC of the village construction (sorry but the info is very low, it's hard to stay in day with these games)

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It seems things aren't going very smoothly for Mozambique...

Maputo Africa Games with 4 less events

http://www.verdade.co.mz/jogos-africanos/19448-jogos-africanos-com-menos-quatro-modalidades

Only 20 sports will compete in the 2011 All Africa Games which will take place in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, on 24 September in contrast to the 24 originally planned.

Gymnastics, shooting, rowing and weightlifting are the four modes excluded African Games by the Executive Committee of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA), which justifies the decision with the fact that Mozambique does not meet conditions for the practice of these procedures. The SCSA has reached this conclusion after assessing the facilities for these modes.

Remember that in the last All Africa Games, held in Algeria in 2007, 27 were in competition sports.

These are the 20 sports that are still being contested in the Games provided that Mozambique will organize:

Handball

athletics

badminton

basketball

boxing

cycling

football

Karate

judo

swimming

Tennis

Table Tennis

netball

volleyball

Taekwondo

canoeing

triathlon

candle

chess

Athletics and swimming for people with disabilities

The Way of All Africa Games: infrastructures are not yet ready

http://www.verdade.co.mz/jogos-africanos/19677-a-caminho-dos-jogos-africanos-infra-estruturas-ainda-nao-estao-prontas

We're a little more than 100 days to begin the 10 paragraphs Africa Games, the Olympics of Africa, which will take place in Mozambique, between 3 and 18 September this year. While the Mozambican athletes gear up in the midst of many difficulties and many hardships, the sporting infrastructure where the games will take place are in the works.

If it is true that the national stadium Zimpeto, which should result from the athletics and football, as well as opening and closing ceremonies of the Games is ready, the fact is that the lawn and the goalposts for soccer practice are only means available.

For the various athletics, the stadium due to host, there is still the necessary equipment. The tartan track is made ​​but that the results obtained are valid it is necessary that the competitions are conducted in accordance with the rules of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF acronym in English). Despite the IAAF to allow the hand timing events with this scale, and scoring with some evidence for the 2012 London Olympics, it should be automatic and obtained through a system of Photo-Finish. For events with obstacles are needed their obstacles, which have specific measures and must be produced in accordance with the rules of the IAAF. There is also lack the evidence to the mills release (javelin, weight, hammer) and yet there are no places for the entries (the cage for the discus throw, hammer and weight, the track and sector balance falling for release dart).

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The scenario is similar in other places where 19 sports will be contested. The pavilions of Maxaquene of the University Eduardo Mondlane, Red Star and the field of IMAP still works.

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The Olympic pool is far from ready and works in Chidenguele at the club and the pavilion of the Maritime Desportivo de Maputo began a few weeks ago. Nearing completion are the upgrades to the pavilion of the Mohammedan Community and the School of Frelimo in Matola.

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The list of equipment for the national stadium and other venues where the Games will be able to happen is extensive, yet the Games Organising Committee, through its Director-General, César Penalva, ease and ensures that everything is ready when competitions start on the third day of the month of September.

According Penalva is still ongoing public tender, as the law of acquisition of goods for the state requires for the purchase and subsequent installation of all necessary sports equipment.

Time will scarce, nor the officer who stops the clock counts down to the games help the organization to have more time. The COJA ensures that by the end of June all of these works will be completed, and it is anticipated that in July the assembly of the necessary sports equipment.

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Thanks for sharing the information....

Hey by the way checkout the total information about the upcoming events here

<a href="http://ultraviewdirectory.com/Sports/all-african-games-schedule.php"> All Africa Games 2011</a> ,

<a href="http://ultraviewdirectory.com/Sports/commonwealth-youth-games-schedule.php" > Commonwealth Youth Games 2011</a> and

<a href="http://ultraviewdirectory.com/Sports/pacific-games-schedule.php"> Pacific Games 2011 </a>

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Pan African Games Masterplan Competition Entry / Group IAD

Located in close proximity to the Congo River, the project is also referenced then by the symbolic values of strength, vitality, and future it projects including these meanders as generators and pathways through the complex. The boundaries of the 3 programmatic areas, meandering paths, directions of various African capitals and circumferences of the various programs and their needs in public spaces overlap as many layers as possible to generate the richness, complexity and vibrancy of this masterplan.

The program of the Kintele complex, its sports facilities, its general buildings, roads and other networks are arranged according to their need for access, visibility and security. 3 plots are generated proportionally to their required surface, providing a main access to the hotel and parking facilities, centrality for sports equipments and isolation and security for the housing and press facilities. We wanted to find in this masterplan the evocative shapes of African art. From the oblong shapes for programmatic spaces that reference ancestral masks or tribal shields to the ground work composition that refers to the tradition of African textiles and fabrics, everything in this Master plan calls to mind a small part of Africa.
Stadium
The stadium is an object of soft geometry that integrates the volumes of the bleachers, respectful of the Masterplan guidelines and taking into account the circulation guidelines necessary for the functioning of the building. The playground and running track are the elements from which are generated the rest of the building. Spectator stands are defined as a continuous ring along the track and surround the playground In the northern sector. A half ring is added to the complex in order to take advantage of the best orientation.
The stadium roof is formed by two shells, one of them larger, to accommodate and protect a greater number of spectators in the most unfavorable direction. The position of the bleachers adapts continuously around the playground and running track. The Stadium envelope is generated by curved paths proposed in the Masterplan, The roof fits the ovoid shape of the stadium and pedestrian paths.
Aquatic Center
It is through this subtle geometry generated by a single plane dividing two spaces, two typologies that form a project meeting the aesthetic and programmatic expectations and integrating with the Brazzaville Sports Complex Masterplan. A spine is generated naturally while spaces are required by the program. The covered area hosting the covered swimming complex, and its symmetrical exterior. The inclination given to each end of this axis allows the creation of stands with angles necessary for good vision. The vertical column of the project is deformed and adapts to public space defined by the meandering paths. The volume generated responds to different programmatic characteristics and the aesthetic coherence of the complex.
In the configuration as covered exterior soffits, the bleachers generate in -between spaces needed for circulation and programmatic elements of the nautical center. The resulting geometry of this development offers a covered space, reminiscent of a shell, enclosed on one side by the inclined veil, generator of the project and the other by a curtain wall overlooking public spaces.
Sports Hall
The sports hall has been creating from the limits defined by the peripheral paths, forming this shield’s shape. The building, like a truncated cone, a true hand-made wooden object, extends its presence through a set of equidistant strings stretched like a harp that generates a both poetic and useful solar control. Accesses to this in-between, semi- covered place are created in accordance with the main generators of the master plan.
Athlete’s Village
The resolution of this program is a set of small communities, like small villages, places of life and well-being at a human scale, softly integrated into the proposed landscape of the Masterplan. Within the limits of the paths defined in the Masterplan, its geometry is established and takes the shape of two peripheral bands which will be located in the programmatic elements of the Athlete’s village. In order to reduce the impact of the housings blocks, also to give the module a human scale of a village, the ends of the buildings are kept at the minimum height and rises gradually. Programmatic “strips” for housing and services are perforated; faults are created to provide porosity, a flow towards the interior of the plot.
The result offered by this program is a set of small communities, like small villages, a place for life and well-being on a human scale, integrated into the landscape in the spirit of the proposed masterplan. Future modules of the village are generated by the intersection of two arcs forming, as in the rest of the masterplan, an oblong shape reminiscent of a tribal shield. Thus, two fringes are defined by the generating arcs, defining the residential and public spaces program. Brackets generated by the two buildings allow the creation of a central plaza dedicated to athletes, leisure and well-being.
Hotel
Taking into account the lines of force that generate the Masterplan. As other programmatic elements of the complex, it defines its basic shape adapting to complex curved paths. The Programmatic fragmentation of the hotel that volumetrically separates public areas and lounges from private areas creating a base, a pedestal for the building that hosts the rooms.
The desire to create a beacon element through the use of a sculptural volume hollowed in its centre, built around an atrium and finally coated by a wooden skin of elegant blades that give the building an image of a contemporary totem all the while consistent with the African cultural values ​​present throughout the whole complex.
Architects: Group IAD, S. Cottrell, J. Michelangeli, R. Sá
Location: Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
Developer: UNICON Development
Stadium: 68,406 seats; 2 Training fields
Aquatic Center: 2 swimming pools INT/EXT;1000 seats
Sports Hall: 10,000 seats, 4,000m2
Athlete’s Village: 2,000 rooms; 84.000 m2
Hotel: 120 rooms

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http://www.archdaily.com/383731/pan-african-games-masterplan-competition-entry-group-iad/

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