Afro-Asian Games

Summary

Afro-Asian Games
First event2003 Afro-Asian Games
Occur every4 years
Last event2003 Afro-Asian Games
PurposeMulti sport event for nations of the Asian and African continents

The Afro-Asian Games were the series of inter-continental multi-sport competitions, held between athletes from Asia and Africa. These Games are one-of-a-kind, since no other sporting competition brings athletes from these two continents together for one event, excluding the Olympic Games. These Games are supposed to be held once every four years. They are jointly supervised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).

The Afro-Asian Games witness the participation of Asian and African National Olympic Committees (NOCs), along with a few Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) nations. The Inaugural Afro-Asian Games were held in 2003 in Hyderabad, India.

Cancellation

Algiers, Algeria was "ready" to host the second Afro-Asian Games, scheduled to be held from July to August, 2007. [1] However, the Games were indefinitely postponed.[2] The President of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), Lassana Palenfo, said that:

It is impossible for us to host the Afro-Asian Games, as the Asians have failed to line up their gold medallists.[3]

List of Afro-Asian Games

Year Games Host Country Host City Dates Nations Competitors Sports Top Ranked Nation
Men Women Total
2003 I  India Hyderabad October 24 – November 1 96 2040 8  China
2007 II  Algeria Algiers Cancelled

References

  1. ^ "Host city of 2nd Afro-Asian Games". Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  2. ^ "II AAG postponed??". Retrieved 2009-06-01.
  3. ^ "Second Afro-Asian Games Postponed". Xinhua. 2007-07-22. Retrieved 19 December 2010.