All Africa Games renamed African Games

All Africa Games renamed African Games

Sunday, September 13, 2015 12:21 pm


After running previous 11 editions, as the All Africa Games, the Games has now been renamed the “African Games’’, an official said.

The Games returned to its birthplace, Brazzaville, in 2015, where it was first held 50 years ago in 1965 as the All Africa Games. The Games are expected to be held every four years.

However, for one reason or the other, the four yearly cycle has not been maintained.

According to Olabanji Oladapo, the Executive Secretary of Africa Table Tennis Federation explained that the decision for the name change was arrived at, during the Executive Council meeting of AU held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January 2012.

“The AU executive council meeting endorsed the recommendation of the 4th Ordinary Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers of Sports (CAMS) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from Oct. 17 to Oct. 21 2011.

“On the establishment of a new Architecture for Africa Games led to the dissolution of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA).

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