2014 African Youth Games

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2014 African Youth Games
File:2014 African Youth Games Logo.png
Nations participating 51
Athletes participating 2000
Events 21 sports
Opening ceremony 22 May 2014
Closing ceremony 31 May 2014
Officially opened by President Ian Khama[1]
Torch Lighter Nijel Amos
Ceremony venue Botswana National Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana
Website www.gaborone2014.com[2]
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The 2nd African Youth Games took place in Gaborone, Botswana's capital city from 22 to 31 May 2014. The Games featured approximately 2000 athletes from 51 African countries competing in 21 sports.[3] Gambia, Eritrea and Mauritania were the only African countries absent from the Games.

The Botswana African Youth Games Organising Committee (BAYGOC) was charged with organising the Games and was headed by Regina Sikalesele Vaka as Chairman while Tuelo Serufho led the Secretariat as its Chief Executive Officer.

Sports

Twenty onesports are contested in this edition of African Youth Games.[4]

Venues

Venues of the 2014 African Youth Games are listed below.[5]

Venue Name Sports
University of Botswana Olympic Swimming Pool Swimming
University of Botswana Stadium Rugby
Botswana National Stadium Athletics, Football, Rugby
National Tennis Centre Tennis
Gaborone Golf Club Golf
Gaborone Dam Canoeing, Rowing
Boipuso Hall Karate, Weightlifting
Ditshupo Hall Judo, Taekwondo
Botswana National Youth Centre (BNYC) Basketball, Table tennis
Otse Police College Triathlon, Badminton
Botho University - Multipurpose Hall Boxing
Sir SeretseKhama Barracks (SSKB) Football
BONA Courts Netball
Kgale Hill[6] Cycling - Mountain Bike
Roads of Gaborone[7] Cycling - Road cycling

Medal Table

      Host nation[8]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Egypt (EGY) 44 16 29 89
2  South Africa (RSA) 41 25 27 93
3  Nigeria (NGR) 19 10 12 41
4  Algeria (ALG) 15 21 12 48
5  Ethiopia (ETH) 14 6 7 27
6  Tunisia (TUN) 13 15 15 43
7  Kenya (KEN) 7 11 7 25
8  Botswana (BOT) 6 6 19 31
9  Morocco (MAR) 4 11 10 25
10  Namibia (NAM) 4 5 5 14
11  Mauritius (MRI) 3 10 7 20
12  Madagascar (MAD) 3 3 2 8
13  Cameroon (CMR) 3 0 2 5
14  Libya (LBA) 2 3 5 10
15  Seychelles (SEY) 2 0 3 5
16  DR Congo (COD) 1 5 3 9
17  Senegal (SEN) 1 3 1 5
18  Zimbabwe (ZIM) 1 2 7 10
19  Mali (MLI) 1 1 6 8
20  Uganda (UGA) 1 0 2 3
21  Chad (CHA) 1 0 1 2
22  Angola (ANG) 1 0 0 1
23  São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) 1 0 0 1
24  Ghana (GHA) 0 8 1 9
25  Ivory Coast (CIV) 0 5 7 12
26  Congo (CGO) 0 5 3 8
27  Zambia (ZAM) 0 4 3 7
28  Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) 0 3 0 3
29  Mozambique (MOZ) 0 2 2 4
30  Malawi (MAW) 0 1 0 1
31  Tanzania (TAN) 0 1 0 1
32  Gabon (GAB) 0 0 4 4
33  Sierra Leone (SLE) 0 0 3 3
34  Burundi (BDI) 0 0 2 2
35  Cape Verde (CPV) 0 0 2 2
36  Guinea (GUI) 0 0 2 2
37  Rwanda (RWA) 0 0 2 2
38  Togo (TOG) 0 0 2 2
39  Lesotho (LES) 0 0 1 1
40  Liberia (LBR) 0 0 1 1
41  Sudan (SUD) 0 0 1 1
42  Swaziland (SWZ) 0 0 1 1
Total 188 182 219 589

References

  1. http://www.insidethegames.biz/anoc/754-anoca/1020247-botswana-president-khama-opens-african-youth-games-and-calls-for-release-of-abducted-nigerian-schoolgirls
  2. "'Support Gaborone 2014 games'". Daily News. Retrieved 17 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "'Support Gaborone 2014 games'". Daily News. Retrieved 17 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Gaborone 2014 Official Website". Retrieved 17 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Gaborone 2014 Official Website - Venues". Retrieved 5 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. http://www.gaborone2014.com/common_up/baygoc/doc_4.pdf
  7. http://www.gaborone2014.com/common_up/baygoc/doc_5.pdf
  8. https://africanyouthgames.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/medal_count.pdf

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