West Asian Games

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West Asian Games
Wag logo.jpg
The West Asian Games Federation logo and flag.
Abbreviation WAG Games
First event 19–28 November 1997 Tehran, Iran
Occur every 4 years
Last event 7–17 April 2005 Doha, Qatar
Website West Asian Games

West Asian Games (also known as WAG & formerly known as West Asian Games Federation (WAGF)) is a multi-sport event held every 4 years among the athletes from Western Asia. At present, WAG is joined by thirteen members namely Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.[1]

The West Asian Games was first organised in Tehran, Iran and was considered as the first of its kind. The success of the Games led to the creation of the West Asian Games Federation (WAGF) and the intention of hosting the Games every four years.

The West Asian Games is the newest of the 5 Regional Games of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The others are the Central Asian Games, the East Asian Games, the South Asian Games, and the Southeast Asian Games (or SEA Games).[2]

List of West Asian Games

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Athletes Sports Events Top Placed Team
I 1997 Tehran  Iran 19 November 28 November 10 850 11 134  Iran (IRI)
II 2002 Kuwait City  Kuwait 3 April 12 April 12 970 9 70  Kuwait (KUW)
III 2005 Doha  Qatar 1 December 10 December 13 1,200 11 118  Qatar (QAT)

All-time West Asian Games medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Iran (IRI) 92 73 88 253
2  Kuwait (KUW) 71 59 57 187
3  Syria (SYR) 44 46 49 139
4  Qatar (QAT) 37 33 33 103
5  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 26 15 16 57
6  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 15 16 21 52
7  Jordan (JOR) 7 17 20 44
8  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 7 10 11 28
9  Lebanon (LIB) 7 9 10 26
10  Turkmenistan (TKM) 5 13 30 48
11  Tajikistan (TJK) 3 11 19 33
12  Bahrain (BRN) 3 2 4 9
13  Yemen (YEM) 3 1 3 7
14  Iraq (IRQ) 2 1 7 10
15  Oman (OMA) 0 5 6 11
16  Palestine (PLE) 0 0 0 0
Totals (16 nations) 322 311 374 1007


Sports

Basketball

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1997 Tehran, Iran
Iran

Turkmenistan
Flag of Iran.svg
Fath Club

Iran U18
2002 Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait

Qatar

Syria

United Arab Emirates
2005 Doha, Qatar
Qatar

Syria

Jordan

Kuwait

Football

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1997
Details
Tehran, Iran
Iran

Syria

Kuwait

Tajikistan
2002
Details
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait

Iran

Syria

Palestine
2005
Details
Doha, Qatar
Iraq

Syria

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Handball

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
2002 Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait

Syria

United Arab Emirates

Iran
2005 Doha, Qatar
Kuwait

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Volleyball

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
2005 Doha, Qatar
Qatar

Iran

Bahrain

Kuwait

See also

References

  1. ^ "The West Asian Games". Topend Sports. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ Games page of the website of the Olympic Council of Asia; retrieved 2010-07-09.

External links

  • West Asian Games Federation official website
  • 3rd West Asian Games Doha 2005
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