Afro-Asian Games

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Afro-Asian Games
First event 2003 Afro-Asian Games
Occur every four years
Last event Yet to be held (2nd Afro-Asian Games in Algiers)
Purpose Multi 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. The second Games were set to take place in Algiers, Algeria in 2007. However, the Games were indefinitely postponed because "Asians failed to line up the Asian Games gold medalists".[1] In other words, the games were pronounced as defunct.

List of Afro-Asian Games

Year Games Host Dates Nations Competitors Sports Top Country On Medal Table
Men Women Total
2003 I India Hyderabad October 24 – November 1 96 2040 8  China
2007 II Algeria Algiers cancelled


  1. "Second Afro-Asian Games Postponed". Xinhua. 2007-07-22. Retrieved 19 December 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>