Myanmar at the Asian Games

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Myanmar at the Asian Games
Flag of Myanmar.svg
Flag of Myanmar
IOC code  MYA
NOC Myanmar Olympic Committee
Asian Games history
Asian Games

*As Burma

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Asian Beach Games
Asian Youth Games
Southeast Asian Games history
Southeast Asian Games

*As Burma

Myanmar (also known as Burma) is a member of the South East Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and has participated in the Asian Games since the inception of the Games in 1951. The Myanmar Olympic Committee, established in 1947 and recognised in the same year by the International Olympic Committee, is the National Olympic Committee for Myanmar.[1]

Myanmar was one of the first five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13 February 1949, in New Delhi; the organisation was disbanded on 26 November 1981 and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia.[2][3]

Membership of Olympic Council of Asia[edit]

Myanmar is a member of the South East Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body of all the sports in Asia, recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the continental association of Asia.[4][5][a] Being a member of the South East Asian Zone, Myanmar also participates in the South East Asian Games, sub-regional Games for South East Asia.[6]

The OCA organises five major continental-level multi-sport events: the Asian Summer Games (which are commonly known as the Asian Games), Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, Asian Beach Games, and Asian Youth Games. Before 2009, Indoor and Martial Arts were two separate events, specialised for indoor and martial arts sports respectively. However, since then the OCA has amalgamated them into a single event, the Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, which will be debuted in 2013 in Incheon, South Korea.[7] As a member of OCA, Myanmar is privileged to participate in all these multi-sport events.

Summer Games results[edit]

Myanmar has participated in all the editions of the Asian Games except in the 1986 Games in Seoul. As of the latest Games, in Guangzhou in 2010, Myanmar has won a total of 14 gold, 27 silver, and 52 bronze medals.[8][9]

Indoor Games results[edit]

Myanmar has sent its delegates to all editions of the Asian Indoor Games. The 2007 Games in Macau, held from 26 October to 3 November 2007, were the only revision of the Games in which Myanma athletes won medals (two silver).[10] Myanmar did not medal at the 2005 and 2009 Asian Indoor Games.[11][12]

Beach Games results[edit]

Myanma contingents have competed in both the editions of the Asian Beach Games—a biennial multi-sport event which features sporting events played on sea beach. Myanmar finished in ninth place in the 2008 Games in Bali, winning a total of five medals (including two gold).[13] Two silvers were won by Myanma athletes during the 2010 Games in Muscat, and the nation fell to the 17th spot in the final medal table standings.[14]

Martial Arts Games results[edit]

Myanmar competed in the First Asian Martial Arts Games held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 to 9 August 2009. Two medals were won by Myanmar in the Games, one silver and a bronze, leading to the country finishing 28th in the medal table.[15]

Youth Games results[edit]

Myanmar sent a delegation to the 2009 Asian Youth Games, the first edition of the Games, held in Singapore from 29 June to 7 July 2009. Myanmar won a bronze medal in the Games, finishing in last place (21st) in the medal table.[16]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
References
  1. ^ "National Olympic Committees – Myanmar". olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "The First Asian Games Championships will be held in March 1951 at New Delhi" (PDF). la84foundation.org. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Council – OCA History". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "NOCs". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "National Olympic Committees". olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Games – South East Asian Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "Achievements in International Sport Meets – Achievements so far received by the Myanmar Athletes From the Asian Games". mosports.gov.mm. Minister of Sports (Myanmar Government). Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  9. ^ "Asian Games – Asian Games medal count". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  10. ^ "II Asian Indoor Games – Medal Tally of 2nd Asian Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  11. ^ "I Asian Indoor Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  12. ^ "Overall medal standings – Vietnam 2009". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "1st Asian Beach Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Beach Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  14. ^ "Overall medal standings – Muscat 2010". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  15. ^ "1st Asian Martial Arts Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Martial Arts Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "1st Asian Youth Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Youth Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012.