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Sport in Zimbabwe

The people of Zimbabwe are very keen sports fans. The government itself encourages its people to be physically active by building facilities and gyms to accommodate their sporting interests. Sports activities in Zimbabwe include cricket, rugby union, netball, tennis, handball, golf, swimming, and field hockey but soccer is by far most popular.

Zimbabwe has two professional soccer leagues, the Zimbabwe Football Association and the CBZ’s Premier League. There is also a room for the young lads to have the opportunity to compete with other youth soccer teams from around the world by joining the Youth Soccer League and Youth Olympics Squad.

The Zimbabwe athlete that is very well known in this profession is Knowledge Musona who plays for Kaizer Chiefs as a striker. In July 2010 he was awarded the PSL Club Rookie of the Year award.

One of the biggest sporting facilities in Zimbabwe is the multi-use National Sports Stadium. At this 60,000 capacity stadium football matches and rugby union matches often are conducted.

Zimbabwe has won eight Olympic medals (up until 2018) since they first participated in 1980. Kirsty Coventry took 1 gold, silver and bronze in the 2004 Athens Olympics for swimming and gold and 3 silver for the same sport at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The other medal is a gold) medal from the women field hockey team in 1980.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Zimbabwe. Is there something missing? If you know of something that should be listed here, please let us know.

Popular sports of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's Sporting Success

Great athletes from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Sports trivia

Zimbabwe at major events

Past sporting events hosted in Zimbabwe

Upcoming sporting events in Zimbabwe

Annual sporting events held in Zimbabwe

Sporting Facilities in Zimbabwe

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