— Published 5 June 2023

Africa on the beach

The Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) can rub its hands: the second edition of its All-Africa Beach Games, scheduled for June 24-30, 2023 in Hammamet, Tunisia, is set to break all records. With less than a month to go before the event, ANOCA has registered the participation of 53 countries, out of its 54 member National Olympic Committees. This represents a significant increase on the first edition, held in 2019 in Cape Verde, where 42 countries sent delegations. In Hammamet, the event will bring together 30 events in 16 disciplines, including two demonstration sports. Tunisia, the host country, will be represented in 28 competitions. Algeria will follow closely, with athletes or teams present in 26 events on the program. The African Beach Games will be a qualifier for the World Beach Games, scheduled for August in Bali, Indonesia.