“Dakar en Jeux” lights up Senegal four years ahead of Youth Olympic Games Dakar 2026

The Dakar en Jeux festival has brought a week of celebration to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) host areas of the first Olympic event on the African continent. A series of events created by and for young people, including sports initiations and demonstrations, music concerts and cultural activities, took place in the Senegalese cities of Dakar, Diamniadio and Saly. Over eight days, more than 1,500 athletes took part in 26 sports initiations and demonstrations. Alongside the sporting elements, around 30 […]

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2025 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Road World Championships in Rwanda

Union Cycliste Internationale and Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa join forces to develop African riders Selected athletes will then be able to train at the UCI WCC in Switzerland or elsewhere in Europe where they will gain appropriate race experience over the next three years The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) (https://AfricaOlympic.com) are delighted to announce that they have joined forces to develop cycling on the African continent in […]

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First Dakar 2026 initiatives to get underway on the ground in 2022

The third Coordination Commission meeting for the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2026 was held virtually on 15 October to take stock of the progress on the first sports development initiatives in Senegal. The Commission also received status updates on the ongoing renovation and construction work. Since the four-year postponement of the YOG in Dakar was announced a year ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Dakar 2026 have been working closely to make the most of this additional time […]

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