African Athletics Championships

Sport Athletics
Competition Category Continental Championships
Years 1979—2018
Editions 21
Competitors 1724
Countries 45

The 2020 edition scheduled for Al-Jaza’ir (ALG) from 24 to 28 June was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Editions

Year Host City Country Held Events Competitors Countries
1979 Dakar SEN 2 – 5 August 1979 39 115 17
1982 Al-Qahira EGY 25 – 28 August 2002 39 114 15
1984 Rabat MAR 12 – 15 July 1984 38 111 14
1985 Al-Qahira EGY 15 – 18 August 1985 40 118 17
1988 Annaba ALG 29 August – 2 September 1988 41 128 19
1989 Lagos NGR 4 – 8 August 1989 41 95 14
1990 Al-Qahira EGY 3 – 6 October 1990 41 129 14
1992 Belle Vue Maurel MRI 25 – 28 June 1992 41 132 15
1993 Durban RSA 23 – 27 June 1993 41 135 16
1996 Yaoundé CMR 13 – 16 June 1996 40 114 20
1998 Dakar SEN 18 – 22 August 1998 42 145 22
2000 Al-Jaza'ir ALG 10 – 14 July 2000 43 141 20
2002 Radès TUN 6 – 10 August 2002 43 145 21
2004 Brazzaville CGO 14 – 18 July 2004 44 144 24
2006 Bambous MRI 9 – 13 August 2006 44 146 23
2008 Addis Ababa ETH 30 April – 4 May 2008 44 156 24
2010 Nairobi KEN 28 July – 1 August 2010 44 154 24
2012 Porto-Novo BEN 27 June – 1 July 2012 44 154 23
2014 Marrakech MAR 10 – 14 August 2014 44 149 21
2016 Durban RSA 22 – 26 June 2016 44 146 22
2018 Asaba NGR 1 – 5 August 2018 44 151 23

Medal table

Pos Country 🥇 Gold 🥈 Silver 🥉 Bronze Total
1 Nigeria NGR 155 123 89 367
2 Kenya KEN 148 130 110 388
3 South Africa RSA 129 114 97 340
4 Algeria ALG 72 52 78 202
5 Morocco MAR 53 47 76 176
6 Ethiopia ETH 43 50 59 152
7 Senegal SEN 39 54 53 146
8 Tunisia TUN 39 40 34 113
9 Egypt EGY 35 56 44 135
10 Ghana GHA 30 34 32 96
11 Ivory Coast CIV 25 32 32 89
12 Cameroon CMR 20 29 34 83
13 Botswana BOT 18 9 5 32
14 Madagascar MAD 9 6 8 23
15 Mauritius MRI 8 22 20 50
16 Uganda UGA 6 13 17 36
17 Burkina Faso BUR 6 11 9 26
18 Sudan SUD 6 9 7 22
19 Mozambique MOZ 6 4 1 11
20 Gabon GAB 5 1 6 12
21 Seychelles SEY 4 7 7 18
22 Tanzania TAN 3 6 3 12
23 Namibia NAM 3 3 4 10
24 Burundi BDI 2 3 8 13
25 Djibouti DJI 2 3 1 6
26 Chad CHA 2 2 3 7
27 Zambia ZAM 2 1 3 6
28 Zimbabwe ZIM 1 5 4 10
29 Lesotho LES 1 1 3 5
30 Central African Republic CAF 1 1 2 4
31 Guinea GUI 1 1 0 2
32 Benin BEN 1 0 4 5
33 Eritrea ERI 1 0 2 3
= Rwanda RWA 1 0 2 3
35 Angola ANG 1 0 1 2
= Democratic Republic of the Congo COD 1 0 1 2
= Libya LBA 1 0 1 2
38 Eswatini SWZ 1 0 0 1
39 Congo CGO 0 4 5 9
40 Mali MLI 0 3 3 6
41 Togo TOG 0 2 2 4
42 Gambia GAM 0 1 5 6
43 Guinea Bissau GBS 0 1 0 1
= Somalia SOM 0 1 0 1
45 Liberia LBR 0 0 4 4