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The top performing countries in the African Olympics (Part 1)

The African Games is a sporting event held every four years, bringing together top athletes from across Africa. 

The African Union is credited with hosting this event. There have been a total of 11 versions of the event since its inception.

The top performing nation at the African Games

Egypt

Egypt has been featured in all versions of the African Olympics. The country took part in the African Games, which opened in 1965 as the United Arab Republic, an Egyptian-Syrian political union. The Egyptian Olympic Committee is the agency in charge of the nation’s participation in the African Olympics. Egypt is the nation with the best performance at the games, as it has accumulated a total of 1,362 medals since the start of the African Olympics. Of these medals, 548 of them are gold medals, the most among the nation. It also has the highest number of silver and bronze medals in the competition, with 406 silver and 408 bronze medals. In four versions of the game, Egypt has been overshadowed by another nation that is the top performing country. Games when Egypt did not perform well, was in the 1978 Olympics, the 1995 Olympics, the 1999 Olympics and the 2011 Olympics when the total number of Egyptian medals surpassed Tunisia (1978) and South Africa (1995, 1999 and 2011). Egypt hosted the African Games once, during the 1991 African Olympics held in Cairo. In the fifth edition of the event, Egypt won the most medals of any participating nation; A total of 195 medals, 90 of which are gold medals.

Nigeria

Nigeria is another country that has competed in all versions of the African Olympics. This West African nation is one of the highest performing countries in the African Olympics, with a total of 1,078 medals under the belt, the second highest among the nations. Among the Nigeria medals accumulated since the first edition of the African Games, 380 gold, 360 silver and 337 bronze. The Nigerian Olympic Committee organizes Nigeria’s participation in the African Olympics. The country hosted the one African Games, the 1973 African Games, held in Lagos. In this game version, the Nigerian athletes received a total of 63 medals; 18 gold, 25 silver and 20 bronze, a feat only surpassed Egypt with a total of 56 medals.

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The African Games is a measurement event towards Tokyo 2020 (Part 2)

The outstanding representatives of Swimming are Michael Houlie, who will also take the flag for the South African sports delegation at this conference, having won a 50m butterfly gold medal at the 2018 Toronto Youth Olympics and 4x100m male bronze medal at the Games. sport of the Commonwealth of Gold Coast 2018. Medal Sports congress of the Commonwealth of Gold 2018 Mona Pretorius will be the hope of the weightlifting team.

At the 2015 African Games in Congo, the capital of Brazzaville, South Africa won a total of 122 medals, including 41 golds, 41 silver medals, and 40 bronze medals – thereby finishing third in the overall medal table. group. Egypt ranked first and runner-up position belongs to Nigeria.

Australia and New Zealand attended the Pacific Games as associate members

Accordingly, Australia and New Zealand attended the Pacific Games together as an associate member of the Pacific Games Council. This decision was also adopted by the Pacific Sports Games Council. This is the second time, Australia and New Zealand attended a Games as an associate member, before the Games took place in Papua New Guinea four years ago.

Australia will compete in athletics, beach volleyball, seven-player rugby, sailing, taekwondo and weightlifting at the Games. New Zealand athletes will compete in archery, athletics, taekwondo and weightlifting.

Attending the competition as an associate member of the Pacific Games Council will help raise the standard and develop the reputation of the Games. Associated members of the Pacific Games Council are granted to the nations and territories by the Pacific Sports Games Board.

This allows affiliated members to compete at the Pacific Games and the miniature Pacific Games, provided they comply with the terms set by the Executive Board.

Australia and New Zealand are the first associate members. Associate members will not have the right to vote and may not participate in the campaign to host one of the two events mentioned above.