South Asian Games

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South Asian Games
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The South Asian Games Association logo
Abbreviation SAG
First event September 1984 Kathmandu, Nepal
Occur every 2 years
Last event 29 January - 9 February 2010 Dhaka, Bangladesh

The South Asian Games (SAF Games, SAG, or SA games, & formerly known as South Asian Federation Games) are a bi-annual multi-sport event held among the athletes from South Asia. The governing body of these games is South Asian Sports Council (SASC), formed in 1983. At present, SAG are joined by eight members namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

The first South Asian Games were hosted by Kathmandu, Nepal in 1984 and have since been held every two years except for some occasions. In 2004, it was decided in the 32nd meeting of South Asian Sports Council to rename the games from South Asian Federation Games to South Asian Games as the officials believed the word Federation was diminishing the emphasis on event and acting as a barrier in attracting crowd.[1] These Games are often hyped as the South Asian version of Olympic Games.

Venues[edit]

Year Games Host City Country
1984 I Kathmandu Nepal
Nepal
1985 II Dhaka Bangladesh
Bangladesh
1987 III Calcutta India
India
1989 IV Islamabad Pakistan
Pakistan
1991 V Colombo Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
1993 VI Dhaka Bangladesh
Bangladesh
1995 VII Madras India
India
1999 VIII Kathmandu Nepal
Nepal
2004 IX Islamabad Pakistan
Pakistan
2006 X Colombo Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
2010 XI Dhaka Bangladesh
Bangladesh
2013 XII New Delhi India
India
2014 XIII Kathmandu[2] Nepal
Nepal
2016 XIV Hambantota [3] Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka

South Asian Beach Games[edit]

Year Games Host City Country
2011 I Hambantota Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
2013 II Male Maldives
Maldives

South Asian Winter Games[edit]

Year Games Host City Country
2011[4] I Dehradun and Auli India
India

Gold medal tally[edit]

COUNTRY OVER-ALL CHAMPIONS 2nd GOLD 3rd GOLD
 India
11 Times
-
-
 Pakistan
-
7 Times
3 Times
 Sri Lanka
-
3 Times
7 Times
   Nepal
-
1 Time
-
 Bangladesh
-
-
1 Time

All-time medal table[edit]

Rank NOC Participated Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  India 11 900 542 286 1728
2  Pakistan 11 311 375 336 1022
3  Sri Lanka 11 185 288 455 928
4    Nepal 11 76 99 238 413
5  Bangladesh 11 63 162 347 572
6  Afghanistan 2 13 16 34 64
7  Bhutan 11 2 15 38 55
8  Maldives 11 0 1 8 9

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ It will be South Asian Games.Rediff news.April 2, 2004.
  2. ^ Govt emphasizes sports infrastructure development
  3. ^ Hambantota 2018 To Promote Commonwealth Bid At African Sports Summit
  4. ^ "South Asian Winter Games to have two opening and closing". The Times of India. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 

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