Highway to London 2012!
Do you know- Between July 25 and August 9, 1992, the Angolan Olympic Committee, despatched 29 athletes to the Summer season Video games in Barcelona, Spain. The African nation competed in seven sports activities: basketball (11), boxing (1), curler hockey (11), judo (4), swimming (3), crusing (3), and monitor & area (6).
Do you know- Basketball may be very standard as a result of basketball is a standard sport with an extended historical past within the African nation. Curiously, from the 1980s to the 2000s, Angola -a war-torn nation — boasted the most effective basketball groups within the Third World. By 1992, the Angolan squad got here in 10th place, amongst 12 groups, in theMen’s Olympic Video games Basketball Event in Barcelona (Spain). Eight years in the past, that they had received the silver medal within the Below-20 African Championship. By 1987, in opposition to all odds, Angola -a Portuguese-speaking republic situated in southern Africa– received the gold medal in males’s basketball on the African Video games in Nairobi (Kenya). Earlier than 1987, the boys’s basketball squad of Angola had positioned 20th within the World Championships in Spain. Within the Spanish metropolis of Ferrol, the Africans had been the most well-liked basketball gamers; there Angola had defeated Australia 74-69. Along with this, the nation -one of the least-developed states in Africa-finished 13th within the common competitors in South America within the early 1990s. By 1996, it positioned 11th within the Video games of the XXVI Olympiad in Atlanta, Georgia (US).
Do you know- Angola’s first main worldwide success got here on the FIFA World Cup in 2006. Throughout that international occasion, the boys’s soccer squad got here in 23rd place, between Croatia (Europe) and Tunisia (North Africa). One of the best gamers had been Flavio da Silva Amado, Joao Ricardo Pereira dos Santos Batalha, and Fabrice Alcebiades Maieco, in that order.
Los Angeles 1984
Do you know- The Angolan Olympic Committee, underneath stress from Cuba and the Soviet Union, boycotted the 1984 Summer season Video games within the Los Angeles, California, USA. 4 years in the past, Angola made its Olympic debut within the Video games of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow, USSR (present-day Russia). Alternatively, Angola is likely one of the youngest members of the Olympic household.
Do you know- The boys’s handball staff got here in 15th place on the Below-20 World Championships.
Do you know- The preferred sports activities are soccer, athletics, basketball, curler hockey, and handball.
Do you know- The nationwide squad got here in seventh place in ladies’s handball on the 1996 Summer season Video games in the US of America. Throughout that worldwide occasion, Angola, underneath coach Alberto Junior’s tutelage, defeated America (host nation) 24-23. The nation additionally certified for the Sydney Olympics in 2000. By the 1990s, the ladies’s handball staff from Angola competed in 5 world championships (1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1999). On the 1997 World Cup, the nationwide delegation positioned 15th, forward of Japan, South Korea, and Canada.