First organized in 1965 in Brazzaville, the 12th African Games will take place from 19 – 31 August, in Rabat, the capital of Morocco. After 50 anniversaries, this edition is a real opportunity to look back at the results and the highlights of a multi-sports tournament that Morocco will embrace on its land.
The 2019 African Games are marked by the participation of 6000 athletes, from 54 African countries, competing in 26 sport codes. Also the Rabat 2019 African Games will be a qualification step for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, for several sports. Thus, for the first time in the history of this important continental event, 18 different sports are expected to be qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics, which comes to take these Games to a new level.
Events will be held in seven Moroccan cities, namely: Casablanca, Rabat, Sale, Temara, Khémisset, Mohammedia, and El Jadida.