Over 40 African countries to participate in Tokyo 2020

Finally, the long awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games is here, following a year delay due to Covid-19 world crisis.

It is the 29th edition which will be held in Japan, Tokyo. Hence, the title “Tokyo 2020” summing up to the 4th time Japan is hosting the global sports events. Despite the shift, the 2020 title still stands.

And it is sure going to be challenging as 206 countries with over 40 from Africa aim for nothing but gold.

The Tokyo 2020 tournament is set to begin on July 23 to end on August 8.  The opening and closing ceremony will take place in the ‘New National Stadium’ — recently renovated to meet modern standards.

There are 34 different sports with 11, 000 athletes competing to keep you entertained. In this Olympics edition, 5 sports were added by IOC. They include softball (baseball), skateboarding, surfing, climbing and karate, a Japanese national sport.

The 34 sports will take place in 42 separate venues in Tokyo with most of them in two major zones: Tokyo Bay Zone  and Heritage Zone.

Meet the “Tokyo 2020” countries from the second largest continent in the world

Northern Africa

● Egypt

● Algeria

● Sudan

● Tunisia

● Libya

Southern Africa

● Namibia

● Botswana

● Lesotho

● eSwatini

Western Africa

● Côte d’Ivoire

● Burkina Faso

● Senegal

● Benin

● Sierra Leone

● Mauritania

● Cape Verde

● Guinea-bissau

● Gambia

● Togo

● Nigeria

Central Africa

● DR Congo

● Angola

● Cameroon

● Chad

● Central African Republic

● Gabon

● Sao Tome & Principe

● Equatorial Guinea

Eastern Africa

● Ethiopia

● Kenya

● Tanzania

● Mozambique

● Uganda

● Malawi

● Zambia

● Madagascar

● Somalia

● Zimbabwe

● Rwanda

● South Sudan

● Burundi

● Djibouti

● Mauritius

● Comoros

● Seychelles

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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