International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2020)

The contribution of sports events and the redevelopment of sports facilities in Benin: Climatic diversity and economic challenges in the city of Cotonou


Akouete Coffi David, Tito Minakpon Albert, Fatolou B Thierry, Aballot Emile-Jules, Haschar-Noe Nadine

The emergence of equipment for the practice of codified sports was later in Africa than in Western countries. The impact of the organization of major sporting events varies according to the level of development of the host cities and regions. The general objective of this research is to understand how the organization of sporting events can help to promote the construction of facilities for the development of Beninese sport. The results of this study show that Benin sorely lacks sports facilities for the organization of sporting events, at both local and national levels. In addition, the lack of planning prevents the achievement of targets for the construction of sports facilities for venues hosting sports events. However, due to the climatic diversity that prevails in the regions in which the sports facilities are located, the period chosen for rehabilitation works is detrimental in some places and favorable in others.
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