2005 West Asian Games

The 3rd West Asian Games were to be held from 7 to 17 April 2003 in Damascus, Syria. However, they were postponed and then cancelled. On 4 April 2002 the West Asian Games Federation decided that the Games would be held every four years, instead of two, namely one year before the Asian Games.

3rd West Asian Games
Host cityDoha, Qatar
Nations participating13
Athletes participating1200
Events117 in 11 sports
Opening ceremony1 December
Closing ceremony10 December
Officially opened byHamad bin Khalifa Al Thani
Main venueQatar SC Stadium

The Third West Asian Games was held from the 1 to 10 December 2005 in Doha, Qatar as test event for the 2006 Asian Games and involved over 1,200 athletes from 13 nations participating in 11 sports.[1] Women participated in the West Asian Games for the first time.

VenuesEdit

[2]

  • Qatar SC - Opening and closing ceremonies, Football, Basketball
  • Hamad Aquatic Centre - Aquatics (Swimming and Diving)
  • Khalifa International Stadium - Athletics
  • Qatar Bowling Centre - Bowling
  • Al-Arabi Sports Club - Gymnastics and Fencing
  • Al-Gharrafa Sports Club - Football, Handball
  • Al-Rayyan Sports Club - Football, Volleyball
  • Al-Duhail Shooting Range - Shooting
  • Al-Sadd Sports Club - Weightlifting

SportsEdit

Participating nationsEdit

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Qatar)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Qatar (QAT)*28192067
2  Kuwait (KUW)25151858
3  Iran (IRI)20251661
4  Syria (SYR)20131750
5  United Arab Emirates (UAE)79622
6  Saudi Arabia (KSA)491326
7  Lebanon (LIB)44311
8  Jordan (JOR)3121025
9  Bahrain (BRN)3227
10  Iraq (IRQ)21710
11  Yemen (YEM)2103
12  Oman (OMA)05510
Totals (12 nations)118115117350

Changes in medal standingsEdit

Four players who took part in the third West Asian Games have tested positive for taking steroids.[3]

Sport Event Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics Men's 3000 m steeplechase   Iraq –1 –1
  Saudi Arabia +1 +1
Athletics Women's 200 m   Syria –1 –1
  Jordan +1 –1 0
  Iraq +1 +1
Athletics Women's 4×100 m relay   Syria –1 –1
  Iran +1 –1 0
  Oman +1 –1 0
  Kuwait +1 +1
Swimming Men's 100 m butterfly   Iran –1 –1
  Kuwait +1 +1
Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly   Iran –1 –1
  Syria +1 +1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "15th Asian Games Doha 2006".
  2. ^ Venues
  3. ^ Doping spoils West Asian games

External linksEdit