All Africa Games 2015
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
The 11th African Games are scheduled for September 4–19, 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo. This edition marks the 50th anniversary of the Games, as well as their return to Brazzaville, which hosted the first edition in 1965. The All Africa Games is commonly known as ‘Africa’s Olympics’ and Nigeria has always been a frontrunner in the Games. Team Nigeria provides an opportunity for brands that are looking to buy into the Nigerian brand. The Games will take place in Congo Brazzaville. Nigeria is expected to participate in about 15 of the 22 sports. There will be broadcast coverage on TV, radio, mobile and internet platforms as the principal means for people around Nigeria to experience the All Africa Games.
Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games
Apia, Samoa: September 5–11
A decision was taken by the Commonwealth Games Federation at their General Assembly in 2005 to move the Youth Games outside of the Olympic Games year and in doing so awarded the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games to the Isle of Man. A decision was taken at the General Assembly in 2008 to award the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games to Samoa (5-11 September 2015) and also to subsequently adjust the quadrennial cycle, so that future events will take place in 2017, 2021 and so on. St Lucia were awarded the right to host the 2017 Games during the 2011 General Assembly held in St Kitts.
Olympic Games: Aug. 5-21
Paralympic Games: Sept. 7-18
The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place in Rio de Janeiro — the ideal location for South America’s first Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 17 days of Olympic competition will take place from Aug. 5-21. More than 10,500 athletes from 204 nations are expected to participate in 28 sports, including the highly anticipated reinstatement of golf and rugby. The 12-day Paralympic Games, to be held Sept. 7-18, will feature more than 4,350 athletes from 160 nations in 22 sports, including the debut of para-canoe and paratriathlon.