A 13-man Liberian Olympics delegation is in Gaborone, Botswana for the 2ndAfrican Youth Games from May 22-31.The delegation is headed by LNOC President Philibert Brown and includes the Chef de Mission, Boye Corvah, six athletes, four coaches and a medic. They will compete in athletics, swimming, boxing and table tennis.It is organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees in Africa, ANOCA. The African Youth Games have now become a melting pot, for the main nursery of continental sport. The games are expected to take place at the University of Botswana which will serve as the Games Village, while the following disciplines will feature on the Games schedule: athletics, badminton, canoeing, basketball, boxing, cycling fencing football, golf, judo, karate, netball, rowing, rugby, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, lawn tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.The 2nd African Youth Games are being held under the watchwords: ‘consolidating the achievements of Rabat 2010.’The African Youth Games are a sporting and cultural event initiated by ANOCA and meant for youths aged 14 to 18. Rabat, Morocco hosted the maiden edition from 13 to 18 July 2010.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Cinco de Mayo Celebration What: Family-oriented event features Mexico Vivo dancers and musicians. Where: Palmdale Playhouse. When: 8 p.m. Saturday. Contact: Palmdale Playhouse ticket office (661) 267-5685. JetHawks Cinco de Mayo Celebration What: JetHawks game against the Visalia Oaks will feature Mexican-themed entertainment and will be followed by a fireworks show. Where: Clear Channel Stadium. When: Game starts at 5 p.m. Saturday. Contact: JetHawks ticket office (661) 726-5400.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tavera Foundation Scholarship Event What: Live mariachi band featured in event honoring former Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Sal Tavera. Event proceeds benefit Sal Tavera scholarship fund. Where: Villa De Leon Ranch, 6612 E. Ave. K. When: 6 p.m. to midnight today. Lake Los Angeles Cinco de Mayo Festival and Parade What: The Antelope Valley’s largest and longest running Cinco de Mayo celebration features live music, dancing and food booths. Where: Starts on 170th Street East and Avenue P, ends at Stephen Sorensen County Park. When: All day event starts at noon Saturday. Contact: (661) 264-4536.