Olympic Council of Asia

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Olympic Council of Asia
Olympic Council of Asia Logo.svg
Formation 16 November 1982
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Kuwait City, Kuwait
Membership
45 National Olympic Committees
Official language
English
President
Kuwait Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah
Website www.ocasia.org

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member National Olympic Committee. The current president is Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah. The oldest NOCs are from Japan and the Philippines, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1911; whereas East Timor is the newest, joining in 2003. The headquarters of OCA are located at Kuwait City.

History[edit]

In 1948 during the London Summer Olympics, Asian National Olympic Committees (NOCs) decided to organize the Asian Games. The following year the Asian Games Federation was organized leading to the establishment of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in New Delhi on 16 November 1982. The International Olympic Committee recognized the OCA within the same year.[1]

Member countries[edit]

In the following table, the year in which the NOC was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NOC was created. The NOC for Macau is recognized by the OCA, but is not recognized by the IOC and does not compete in the Olympic Games. Also, OCA includes NOCs of Chinese Taipei, Palestine, Hong Kong.

Nation Code National Olympic Committee (NOC) Ref.
NOC name Established IOC recognition
 Afghanistan AFG Afghanistan National Olympic Committee 1935 1936 [2]
 Bahrain BRN Bahrain Olympic Committee 1978 1979 [3]
 Bangladesh BAN Bangladesh Olympic Association 1979 1980 [4]
 Bhutan BHU Bhutan Olympic Committee 1983 [5]
 Brunei BRU Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council 1984 [6]
 Cambodia CAM National Olympic Committee of Cambodia 1983 1994 [7]
 China CHN Chinese Olympic Committee 1910 1979 [8]
 Hong Kong, China HKG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China 1950 1951 [9]
 India IND Indian Olympic Association 1927 [10]
 Indonesia INA Indonesian Olympic Committee 1946 1952 [11]
 Iran IRI National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran 1947 [12]
 Iraq IRQ National Olympic Committee of Iraq 1948 [13]
 Japan JPN Japanese Olympic Committee 1911 1912 [14]
 Jordan JOR Jordan Olympic Committee 1957 1963 [15]
 Kazakhstan KAZ National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1990 1993 [16]
 North Korea PRK Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1953 1957 [17]
 South Korea KOR Korean Sport & Olympic Committee 1946 1947 [18]
 Kuwait KUW Kuwait Olympic Committee 1957 1966 [19]
 Kyrgyzstan KGZ National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan 1991 1993 [20]
 Laos LAO National Olympic Committee of Lao 1975 1979 [21]
 Lebanon LBN Lebanese Olympic Committee 1947 1948 [22]
 Macau MAC Macau Sports and Olympic Committee 1989 [23]
 Malaysia MAS Olympic Council of Malaysia 1953 1954 [24]
 Maldives MDV Maldives Olympic Committee 1985 [25]
 Mongolia MGL Mongolian National Olympic Committee 1956 1962 [26]
 Myanmar MYA Myanmar Olympic Committee 1947 [27]
   Nepal NEP Nepal Olympic Committee 1962 1963 [28]
 Oman OMA Oman Olympic Committee 1982 [29]
 Pakistan PAK Pakistan Olympic Association 1948 [30]
 Palestine PLE Palestine Olympic Committee 1931 1995 [31]
 Philippines PHI Philippine Olympic Committee[note 1] 1911 1929 [32]
 Qatar QAT Qatar Olympic Committee 1979 1980 [33]
 Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee 1964 1965 [34]
 Singapore SGP Singapore National Olympic Council 1947 1948 [35]
 Sri Lanka SRI National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka 1937 [36]
 Syria SYR Syrian Olympic Committee 1948 [37]
 Chinese Taipei TPE Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee 1960 [38]
 Tajikistan TJK National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan 1992 1993 [39]
 Thailand THA National Olympic Committee of Thailand 1948 1950 [40]
 Timor-Leste TLS National Olympic Committee of Timor-Leste 2003 [41]
 Turkmenistan TKM National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan 1990 1993 [42]
 United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee 1979 1980 [43]
 Uzbekistan UZB National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan 1992 1993 [44]
 Vietnam VIE Vietnam Olympic Committee 1976 1979 [45]
 Yemen YEM Yemen Olympic Committee 1971 1981 [46]

OCA includes transcontinental country Kazakhstan, but do not include Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey although they are located in Asia. Also, Russia was not included although majority of its land lies in Asia.They are members of European Olympic Committees.

Former members[edit]

Nation Code National Olympic Committee (NOC) Ref.
NOC name Established IOC recognition
 Israel ISR Olympic Committee of Israel 1933 1952 [47]

Israel was a member of the Asian Games Federation, but was excluded from the Olympic Council of Asia upon its re-incorporation in 1981, due to the Arab–Israeli conflict. Israel is now a member of European Olympic Committees (EOC).

Administration[edit]

List of presidents[edit]

No. Name NOC Term
1. Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah  Kuwait 16 November 1982–2 August 1990
Acting Roy de Silva  Sri Lanka 2 August 1990–1 July 1991
2. Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah  Kuwait 1 July 1991–present

Executive board[edit]

Designation Name NOC
President Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah  Kuwait
Vice-Presidents Charouck Arirachakaran  Thailand
Timothy Fok Hong Kong Hong Kong, China
Syed Arif Hasan  Pakistan
Isa Bin Rashed Al Khalifa  Bahrain
Timur Kulibayev  Kazakhstan
Tsunekazu Takeda  Japan
Hoàng Vĩnh Giang  Vietnam
Sapardurdy Toylyyev  Turkmenistan
Song Luzeng  China
Yu Zaiqing  China
Rita Sri Wahyusih Subowo  Indonesia
Executive Members Sufri Bolkiah  Brunei
Kioumars Hashemi  Iran
Raad Hammoudi  Iraq
Director General & Technical Director Husain A H Z Al-Musallam  Kuwait

Source: [48]

Committees[edit]

Committee Chairperson NOC
OCA Rules Committee Talal Fahad Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait
OCA Women and Sports Committee Natalya Sipovich  Kazakhstan
OCA Advisory Committee Ng Ser Miang  Singapore
OCA Peace Through Sport Committee Faisal bin Hussein  Jordan
OCA Athletes Committee Koji Murofushi  Japan
OCA Sports Environment Committee Yu Kyung-sun  South Korea
OCA Medical Committee Mani Jegathesan  Malaysia
OCA Sports for All Committee Mowaffak Joumaa  Syria
OCA Media Committee Charles King Chiu Lo  Macau, China
OCA Finance Committee Kevin Kuo-I Chen  Chinese Taipei
OCA Culture Committee Mohammad A. Alkamali  United Arab Emirates
OCA Entourage Committee Moon Dae-sung  South Korea
OCA Education Committee Abdullah bin Musa'ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud  Saudi Arabia
OCA Coordination Committee Tsunekazu Takeda  Japan
OCA Ethics Committee Wei Jizhong  China
OCA Information and Statistics Committee Demchigjav Zagdsuren  Mongolia
OCA International Relations Committee Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck  Bhutan
OCA Sports Committee Song Luzeng  China

Tournaments organized[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ From 1911 to 1975, Philippines was represented by the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF). In 1975, the Philippine Olympic Committee was established and replaced the PAAF.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Council of Asia - About Us". Ashgabat 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "Afghanistan | Afghanistan National Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  3. ^ "Bahrain | Bahrain Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
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  5. ^ "Bhutan | Bhutan Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008. 
  6. ^ "Brunei Darussalam | Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  7. ^ "Cambodia | National Olympic Committee of Cambodia | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008. 
  8. ^ "People's Republic of China | Chinese Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  9. ^ "Hong Kong, China | Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  10. ^ "India | Indian Olympic Association | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  11. ^ "Indonesia | Komite Olimpiade Indonesia | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  12. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  13. ^ "Iraq | National Olympic Committee of Iraq | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  14. ^ "Japan | Japanese Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  15. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  16. ^ "Kazakhstan | National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  17. ^ "Democratic People's Republic of Korea | Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  18. ^ "Republic of Korea | Korean Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  19. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  20. ^ "Kyrgyzstan | National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  21. ^ "Lao People's Democratic Republic | National Olympic Committee of Lao | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  22. ^ "Lebanon | Lebanese Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008. 
  23. ^ "Member NOCs - Macau, China". Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  24. ^ "Malaysia | Olympic Council of Malaysia | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
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  29. ^ "Oman | Oman Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008. 
  30. ^ "Pakistan | Pakistan Olympic Association | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  31. ^ "Palestine | Palestine Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008. 
  32. ^ "Philippines | Philippine Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  33. ^ "Qatar | Qatar Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  34. ^ "Saudi Arabia | Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  35. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  36. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  37. ^ "Syrian Arab Republic | Syrian Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  38. ^ "Chinese Taipei | Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  39. ^ "Tadjikistan | National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  40. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  41. ^ "Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste | Comitê Olímpico Nacional de Timor-Leste | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  42. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  43. ^ "United Arab Emirates | United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  44. ^ "Uzbekistan | National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  45. ^ "Vietnam | Vietnam Olympic Committee | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  46. ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes | Medailles, Resultats, Sports et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  47. ^ "Israel | The Olympic Committee of Israel | National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 
  48. ^ Executive Board Members
  49. ^ a b c "OCA to consider calendar changes". OCA's official website. 29 June 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2009. 
  50. ^ "Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games". Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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