The 2015 All-Africa Games will be held in the Republic of the Congo.
The event, which is the 50th anniversary of the All Africa Games, marks a return to the Brazzaville, after the first games were held in the same nation in 1965.
However, a lot has changed since the maiden edition of the championship, which involved sports categories like thletics, basketball, boxing, cycling, football, handball, judo, swimming, volleyball, tennis, weightlifting, and wrestling with newer sports such as baseball, sailing, fencing, gymnastics, chess, equestrian, triathlon, rowing, karate, and squash now being competed for.
Construction works has begun since July 2012, under the supervision of Jean-Jacques Bouya.
On February 14, 2014, President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso and his daughter, Claudia Sassou Nguesso launched the construction of this 379 billion project by putting on an equally lavish ceremony.
An arena is being built 15km outside of Brazzaville. In this location about several hundred hectares will be converted into a stadium that can seat 60,000 people, a sports complex, an Olympic size pools, training pools, restaurants, health care facilities, training pitches and an Olympic village.
At the moment, construction for this massive sports complex is said to be 55% near completion, including the stadium.