Athletics at the Pan Arab Games

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Athletics is one of the sports at the quadrennial Pan Arab Games competition. Athletics competitions have been held at every one of the eleven editions of the Pan Arab Games, which was inaugurated in 1953.[1] Many of the region's top athletes have competed in the athletics at the Pan Arab Games, such as Saïd Aouita, Hassiba Boulmerka and Ghada Shouaa.[2] Women's events were added to the programme at the 1985 Pan Arab Games and the 1984 Olympic champion Nawal El Moutawakel went on to win gold medals in four separate events.[3]


Games Year Host city Host country Events
I 1953 (details) Alexandria  Egypt 21
II 1957 (details) Beirut  Lebanon 21
III 1961 (details) Casablanca  Morocco 24
IV 1965 (details) Cairo  UAR 24
V 1976 (details) Damascus  Syria 22
VI 1985 (details) Rabat  Morocco 39
VII 1992 (details) Damascus  Syria 41
VIII 1997 (details) Beirut  Lebanon 41
IX 1999 (details) Amman  Jordan 45
X 2004 (details) Algiers  Algeria 45
XI 2007 (details) Cairo  Egypt 46
XII 2011 (details) Doha  Qatar 45 (+30 disability)
XIII 2015 (details) TBD

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bell, Daniel (2003). Encyclopedia of International Games. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN 0-7864-1026-4.
  2. ^ Powell, David (2007-11-24). Morocco’s day – Pan Arab Games, Day Three. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-12.
  3. ^ Pan Arab Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-07-12.

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