Bangladesh Olympic Association

Bangladesh Olympic Association (Bengali: বাংলাদেশ অলিম্পিক সংস্থা; IOC code: BAN) is the National Olympic Committee representing Bangladesh. It is also the body responsible for Bangladesh's representation at the Commonwealth Games.[1] Its president is the Bangladesh Army chief General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed. Bangladesh is the largest country by population that has not won a single medal in the olympics.[2]

Bangladesh Olympic Association
Bangladesh Olympic Association logo
Country/Region Bangladesh
CodeBAN
Created1979
Recognized1980
Continental
Association
OCA
HeadquartersDhaka, Bangladesh
PresidentSM Shafiuddin Ahmed
Secretary GeneralSyed Shahed Reza
Websitewww.nocban.org

HistoryEdit

Bangladesh Olympic Association was established on 1979.[3] Saidur Rahman Dawn in 1984 competed in the Los Angeles Olympics becoming the first Bangladeshi to participate in the olympics.[2] It held its first annual general meeting in 2017. The General assembly was chaired by the president and 49 members of the assembly.[3]

Affiliated national bodiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bangladesh at the Commonwealth Games". Commonwealth Games Federation. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b Sadi, Mahmood. "Bangladesh: country with the highest population that never wins the Olympics". dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b "BOA holds 1st AGM". The Daily Star. 12 February 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Bangladesh Olympic Association". nocban.org. Retrieved 4 January 2018.