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
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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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