African Youth Games

African Youth Games
Abbreviation AYG
First event 2010
Occur every 4 years
Last event 2018

The African Youth Games is an international multi-sport event held every four years to complement the current All-Africa Games. The first games was hosted by Rabat, Morocco.[1][2] This international sportive event has been created by Lassana Palenfo, current director of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa. The idea came in 2006, but the very first African Youth Games only occurred in 2010.


Games Year Host City Host Country Start Date End Date Nations Athletes Sports Top Country On Medal Table
I 2010 Rabat  Morocco 13 June 18 July 40 1008 16  Tunisia
II 2014 Gaborone  Botswana 22 May 31 May 54 2500[3] 20[4]  Egypt[5]
III 2018 Algiers  Algeria 19 July 28 July 54 3098 35  Egypt[6]
IV 2022 Maseru  Lesotho 25 February 6 March Future event

See also


  1. "Jeux africains de la jeunesse au Maroc". Le Figaro. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  2. "Jeux africains de la Jeunesse : Clôture en apothéose". Al Bayane. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. "Gaborone 2014 – 2nd African Youth Games .:: About us ::.:". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  4. "". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
  5. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-01. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  6. "Egypt finish top of African Youth Games medal table after triathlon gold". Retrieved 2018-07-28.
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