Sport in Ivory Coast

Cote d'Ivoire is also known as the Ivory Coast, and is located in West Africa. Llike most African states, the people of Cote d'Ivoire adore football. A football field is common in pretty much every village and every city tends to have at least one football club. The Ivory Coast have hosted many major African sporting games like the African Cup of Nations in 1984 where their national team finished at a respectable 5th place. They have also played in the World Cup in Germany, South Africa and Brazil from 2006 to 2014.

Even though football is still their most popular sport, other team sports like basketball and rugby union are steadily gaining popularity. The Ivory Coast hosted the 1985 African Basketball Championship where they took the gold medal. They recently hosted the same event (2013). Their rugby team is also not a pushover. Their national rugby union team qualified for the 1995 Rugby World Cup held in South Africa.

The Ivory Coast have been participating in the Summer Olympic Games since the 1964 Tokyo Games, missing only the 1980 Moscow Games. To date, the only athlete from Cote d'Ivoire who has won an Olympic medal is Gabriel Tiacoh who took the silver for the men's 400 meters in the 1984 Los Angeles Games.

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Popular sports of Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Sporting Success

Athletes from Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast Sports trivia

Ivory Coast at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Ivory Coast

Upcoming sporting events in Ivory Coast

Annual sporting events held in Ivory Coast

Sporting Facilities in Ivory Coast

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