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Ghana to Host 2026 African Athletics Championship

The 2026 African Athletics Championships is set to take place in Ghana with the University of Ghana Stadium earmarked as the main venue for the event.

Ghana has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2026 African Athletics Championship.

A statement by the Ghana Athletics dated June 21, 2023, on its official X account confirmed the winning bid.

“Ghana Athletics wins the bid to host the 2026 African Athletics Championship in Accra. The Confederation of African Athletics has confirmed this in its Council Meeting in Douala, Cameroon,” the post read. 

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Ghana received majority votes with 12 countries supporting its bid while Botswana received the three votes.

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The 2026 African Athletics Championship is set to take place in Ghana with the University of Ghana Stadium earmarked as the main venue for the event.

Earlier in March 2024, Ghana hosted the 13th African Games, proving its ability to organize successful international sporting events and showcasing its impressive athletic facilities. This could also factor into Ghana’s successful bid to host the 2026 African Athletics Championships.

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