2005 West Asian Games

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3rd West Asian Games
Host city Doha, Qatar
Nations participating 13
Athletes participating 1200
Events 117 in 11 sports
Officially opened by Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

The 3rd West Asian Games were to be held from 7 to 17 April 2003 in Damascus, Syria; however they were postponed and then cancelled. On 4 April 2002 the West Asian Games Federation decided that the Games would be held every four years, instead of two, namely one year before the Asian Games.

The Third West Asian Games was held from the 1st to 10 December 2005 in Doha, Qatar and involved over 1,200 athletes from 13 nations participating in 11 sports. Women participated in the West Asian Games for the first time.

Sports[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

Medal table[edit]

  Host nation
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Qatar (QAT) 28 19 20 67
2  Kuwait (KUW) 25 15 18 58
3  Iran (IRI) 20 25 16 61
4  Syria (SYR) 20 13 17 50
5  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 7 9 6 22
6  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 4 9 13 26
7  Lebanon (LIB) 4 4 3 11
8  Jordan (JOR) 3 12 10 25
9  Bahrain (BRN) 3 2 2 7
10  Iraq (IRQ) 2 1 7 10
11  Yemen (YEM) 2 1 0 3
12  Oman (OMA) 0 5 5 10
Total 118 115 117 350

Changes in medal standings[edit]

Four players who took part in the third West Asian Games have tested positive for taking steroids.[1]

Sport Event Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase Iraq –1 –1
Saudi Arabia +1 +1
Athletics Women's 200 m Syria –1 –1
Jordan +1 –1 0
Iraq +1 +1
Athletics Women's 4×100 m relay Syria –1 –1
Iran +1 –1 0
Oman +1 –1 0
Kuwait +1 +1
Swimming Men's 100 m butterfly Iran –1 –1
Kuwait +1 +1
Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly Iran –1 –1
Syria +1 +1

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