West Asian Games

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West Asian Games
Wag logo.jpg
The West Asian Games Federation logo and flag.
AbbreviationWAG Games
First event1997 West Asian Games in Tehran, Iran
Occur every4 years
Last event2005 West Asian Games in Doha, Qatar
WebsiteWestAsianGames.com

The West Asian Games (also known as the WAG) was a multi-sport event held every four years among the athletes from West Asia.

The West Asian Games was first organised in Tehran, Iran and was considered as the first of its kind. The success of the Games led to the creation of the West Asian Games Federation (WAGF) and the intention of hosting the Games every four years.

At present, the WAGF comprises 12 member countries, namely Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.[1]

The West Asian Games is one of the five subregional Games of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The others are the Central Asian Games, the East Asian Youth Games, the South Asian Games, and the Southeast Asian Games (or SEA Games).[2]

List of West Asian Games[edit]

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Athletes Sports Events Top Placed Team
I 1997 Tehran  Iran 19 November 28 November 10 850 11 134  Iran (IRI)
II 2002 Kuwait City  Kuwait 3 April 12 April 12 970 9 70  Kuwait (KUW)
III 2005 Doha  Qatar 1 December 10 December 13 1,200 11 118  Qatar (QAT)

All-time West Asian Games medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Iran (IRI)927388253
2 Kuwait (KUW)715956186
3 Syria (SYR)444649139
4 Qatar (QAT)373334104
5 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)26151657
6 Saudi Arabia (KSA)15162152
7 Jordan (JOR)7172044
8 United Arab Emirates (UAE)7101027
9 Lebanon (LBN)791026
10 Turkmenistan (TKM)5133048
11 Tajikistan (TJK)3111933
12 Bahrain (BRN)3249
13 Yemen (YEM)3137
14 Iraq (IRQ)21710
15 Oman (OMA)05611
Totals (15 nations)3223113731006

Sports[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1997 Iran
Tehran

Iran

Turkmenistan
Flag of Iran.svg
Fath Club

Iran U18
2002 Kuwait
Kuwait City

Kuwait

Qatar

Syria

United Arab Emirates
2005 Qatar
Doha

Qatar

Syria

Jordan

Kuwait

Football[edit]

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1997
Details
Iran
Tehran

Iran

Syria

Kuwait

Tajikistan
2002
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait City

Kuwait

Iran

Syria

Palestine
2005
Details
Qatar
Doha

Iraq

Syria

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Handball[edit]

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
2002
Details
Kuwait
Kuwait City

Kuwait

Syria

United Arab Emirates

Iran
2005
Details
Qatar
Doha

Kuwait

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Syria

Volleyball[edit]

Year Hosts Final Standing
Winners Runners-up 3rd Place 4th Place
2005 Qatar
Doha

Qatar

Iran

Bahrain

Kuwait

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The West Asian Games". Topend Sports. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ Games page of the website of the Olympic Council of Asia; retrieved 2010-07-09.

External links[edit]