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African Games
Formerly All Africa Games. The 12th African Games were held August 19, 2019 - August 31, 2019, in Rabat, Morocco. The 13th African Games will be held in 2023.
African Union -
Inside the Games
Olympic Channel -

Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, ANOCA
Site has closed. "Created in Lome, Togo, on 28 June 1981, the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) is an association constituted among the National Olympic Committees of Africa (NOCs)." Directory of African National Olympic Committees. Based in Abuja, Nigeria. See Association of National Olympic Committees.

"...provides up-to-date news and information about African athletes, administrators and officials nationally and internationally throughout the day as close to real-time as possible 24 hours a day, seven days a week." African sports news, features articles, videos of noted athletic events and people, slide show. Maintained by Yomi Omogbeja of Yomog Sports Media Company, Lagos, Nigeria. [KF]

Comité International des Jeux de la Francophonie (C. I. J. F.)
In French. "Tous les 4 ans, ces Jeux regroupent 3000 jeunes des pays francophones dans des concours sportifs et culturels, représentatifs des pratiques de la jeunesse francophone." Has held international games in Maroc 1989, France 1994, Madagascar 1997. Niamey, Niger will host the 2005 games. Has a directory of Ministries of Sport, words to the official CIJF hymn, a newsletter. Based in Paris, France. [KF]

Conférence des ministres de la Jeunesse et des Sports des pays ayant le français en partage (CONFEJES)
In French and English. "The Conference is composed of 38 ministers or representatives of member countries or governments in charge of Youth and Sports. It meets every two years..." "The CONFEJES came into being in Paris, on December 1969, following the initiative of the African Presidents Habib Bourghiba (Tunisia), Leopold Sedar Senghor (Senegal) and Hamani Diori (Niger)." Has full text conference documents, a directory of African Ministers of sport from French-speaking countries, related web sites. Based in Dakar, Senegal.

Dakar Rally
Offroad race from Granada, Spain to Dakar, Senegal 1997 involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles. History of the past races from 1979 to 1996. Graphics, maps of the routes. Air Afrique was a sponsor.

" news magazine created by Mamo Gebrehiwot in 1997/8 to promote and support Ethiopian Soccer, Athletics & Cycling." News, athlete interviews, especially strong on soccer / football, sports tourism. [KF]

Impumelelo - Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sport (Athens, Ohio)
"...a fully refereed online journal that is published semiannually. The Interdisciplinary Journal of African Sport seeks papers that analyze African sport from political, communication, sociological, anthropological, historical, and sports science perspectives." Based at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. [KF]

Journal of Sport History
"...published by the North American Society for Sport History since 1974." Has full text articles, in Adobe pdf. Use the Search to find articles such as:

  • "Capturing 'The African' Body? Visual Images and 'Imaginative Sports' " by John Bale, 1998, Vol. 25, No. 2, 18 p.
  • "Wrestling in Ancient Nubia" by Scott T. Carroll, 1988, Vol. 15, No. 2, p. 121-137.
  • Book Reviews by Floris J.G. van der Merwe on the books Rugby and the South African Nation: Sport, Culture, Politics and Power in the Old and New South Africa and The Race Game: Sport and Politics in South Africa.

KIMbia Athletics
"KIMbia is the Swahili word meaning "to run". The selection of this name is both an acknowledgement of the impact Kenyan runners have had on international athletics, as well as serving to continue the legacy of the late Kim McDonald, who was one of the world’s finest athlete managers until his untimely death in 2001." Includes Athlete profiles.

Nigeria World - Sports

Ohio University - Sports in Africa
"...a partnership of programs and departments at Ohio University," Publishes Impumelelo, The Interdisciplinary Electronic Journal of African Sports (full text articles online), has lists of books, journals, films, web sites, conferences, an e-discussion list, the 2004 Symposium "Sports, Youth and Africa," etc.

Pan-African Glossary of Sports
Find the Hausa, Lingala, Mandenkan and Swahili equivalents for words used in Track and Field, Boxing, and Football (soccer). From the Canadian Government Translation Bureau.

Population Council
Its sub-Saharan Africa regional office, in Accra, Ghana which opened 2002. Use the Search to locate full text reports such as "Letting Girls Play: The Mathare Youth Sports Association's Football Program for Girls." 38 p. In Adobe pdf. The Council is based in New York city.

Right to Play
" athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth" in Liberia, Chad, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and other countries. The President is Johann Olav Koss (Olympic Gold Medalist speed skater from Norway) . Joey Cheek donated the funds from his speed skating gold medal (500 m) at the 2006 Winter Olympics to Right to Play for children in Darfur, Sudan. Based in Toronto, Canada. [KF]

In French. Senegal-related sports news from online Senegalese newspapers.

Sliding Liberia: a Story of War, Peace, and Surfing
Four young surfers and present day Liberia. See also the article in Stanford Alumni Association Magazine, July/August 2008. Film site has many photographs of Liberia, video clips, background of the film.

Sport in Africa
2017, 2018, 2019 Conferences.

Sport in Africa Live
2020 Conferences including video. Sponsored by the Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley, West Africa Research Center (WARC), Dakar Senegal, Ohio University Center for International Studies.

Supreme Council for Sports in Africa
Information from the web site of the South African Department of Foreign Affairs. "The Supreme Council for Sports in Africa was established in July 1965 in Brazzaville as the Comite Permanent du Sport Africain (CPSA). Its present title was adopted in Bamako on 14 December 1966. Since 3 July 1977, the SCSA has been functioning as a specialised agency of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). The SCSA has its headquarters in Yaoundé, Cameroon."

Team Shosholoza
South Africa's America's Cup Challenger 2007. The first African team to challenge for the America's Cup, part of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Headed by Captain Salvatore Sarno (CEO of Mediterranean Shipping Company South Africa). They upset Luna Rossa Challenge of Italy. See International Herald Tribune article. New York Times article, May 6, 2007 "South African Team Gains Respect of the Top Crews." See also South Africa the Good News. The Team won the Golden Sail Award from the yacht club of the Republic of San Marino. - South Africa Sports News
South African soccer news aggregated from other web sites. RSS Feed:


Uhuru Open Golf Tour - Educating One Child at a Time
"The Uhuru Open Golf Tour is an effort by Kenyans resident in the United States to help address the needs of underprivileged Children." "The organization's goal is to provide over 100 educational scholarships annually to children in the slums of Africa and to expose hundreds of underprivileged children in urban America to golf." Schedule, photographs, has a mailing list. The Executive Director is Kaburi Kariuki.