2011 Pan Arab Games

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2011 Arab Games
Arab Games 2011-logo.jpg
Host city Qatar Doha
Nations participating 21
Athletes participating 8,000 (est.)
Events 28
Opening ceremony 9 December
Closing ceremony 23 December
Officially opened by Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Main venue Khalifa International Stadium
A map of Qatar with Doha marked in the east of the country.
A map of Qatar with Doha marked in the east of the country.
Doha
Location of Doha in Qatar.

The 12th quadrennial Pan Arab Games took place in Doha, Qatar from December 6 to 23, 2011.[1] This was the first time that the country had hosted the multi-sport event. Khalifa International Stadium was the main venue for the competition.

Preparation[edit]

Host selection[edit]

Qatar was awarded rights to organise the games beating Lebanon in the bidding process.[2][3][4] Arab Federation for Sports secretary general Othman al-Saad said that Qatar's hosting of the Pan-Arab Games would give the event "more momentum and significance in light of the huge capabilities and world-class sports facilities which Qatar owns."[5]

Khalifa International Stadium was chosen to be the focal point of the games, hosting the opening ceremonies,while the closing ceremonies was held on Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.

Mascot[edit]

Wathnan was designed as the mascot for the Games. It's a white horse, which is very important in Arabian culture.

Sports[edit]

Participation[edit]

Initially, all twenty-two nations of the Union of Arab National Olympic Committees were scheduled to compete at the games.[6] However, Syria withdrew its team in November 2011 in protest of the Arab League's suspension of the country's membership.[7]

Medal table[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Egypt 90 76 67 233
2  Tunisia 54 45 39 138
3  Morocco 35 24 54 113
4  Qatar 32 38 40 110
5  Algeria 16 31 41 88
6  Saudi Arabia 15 12 18 45
7  Kuwait 14 18 31 63
8  Bahrain 12 10 15 37
9  Jordan 11 14 23 48
10  Iraq 11 13 34 58
11  United Arab Emirates 10 9 16 35
12  Lebanon 8 5 16 29
13  Oman 4 7 10 21
14  Yemen 2 2 3 7
15  Palestine 1 2 5 8
16  Libya 1 1 7 9
17  Djibouti 1 1 1 3
18  Sudan 0 7 7 14
19  Comoros 0 0 0 0
 Mauritania 0 0 0 0
 Somalia 0 0 0 0
Total

Paralympic Medal Standings[edit]

Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Tunisia 9 8 3 20
2  Algeria 4 6 2 12
3  Egypt 4 4 0 8
4  Iraq 4 3 1 8
5  Morocco 4 2 5 11
6  Libya 1 3 2 6
7  Palestine 1 1 4 6
8  Saudi Arabia 1 1 1 3
9  Jordan 1 0 3 4
10  United Arab Emirates 0 0 3 3
11  Qatar 0 0 2 2
Total 26 26 26 78

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Schedule". 2011 Arab Games Doha. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  2. ^ National Committee for co-ordinating Conferences and Events. Retrieved on 2010-07-13.
  3. ^ Qatar awarded rights to host 12th Pan Arab Games in 2011 published by the Qatar Olympic Committee on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  4. ^ Qatar to host Pan Arab Games in 2011 published by Sports City on 2008-07-10. Retrieved 2011-03-10.[dead link]
  5. ^ Doha first in the Gulf to host Pan-Arab Games. Gulf Times (2008-10-07). Retrieved on 2010-07-13.
  6. ^ (Arabic) Participating countries. Doha 2011. Retrieved on 2010-07-13.[dead link]
  7. ^ Syria boycotts the Arab games in Qatar. Xinhua (2011-11-14). Retrieved on 2011-12-11.

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