LONDON 2012: Africa at the Olympics
The Olympics started in Greece thousands of years ago in honour of the God Zeus, while the modern Olympics Games was created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin 1500 years ago.
The Games are held every four years in different city each time, this year they are being held in London.
On this page, we follow African athletes and teams at the London 2012 Olympics Games.
Ethiopia and Kenya are said to have the best chance of getting the most medals, while South Africa has the biggest squad.
Angola's basketball team, described as Africa's best, are also a good contender for a medal, and Amantle Montsho, 400m runner from Botswana, is also expected to bring home a medal.
Gabon will appear for the first time at the Olympic Games with its men's football team, and 31 track and field athletes will represent Nigeria.
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