The GCC Games is a regional multi-sport event which involves participants from the Gulf Cooperation Council region.[1][2][3][4][5] The GCC Games, a quadrennial multi-sport event, was established by the union and first held in 2011.[6] There are numerous long-running GCC Championships for individual sports, including: the Gulf Cooperation Council Athletics Championships (first held in 1986; youth section from 2000)[7] sailing,[8] basketball,[9] swimming,[10] tennis,[11] gymnastics (senior and youth levels),[12][13] weightlifting,[14] futsal,[15] snooker,[16] and table tennis.[17]

GCC Games
AbbreviationGCC
First event2011
Occur every4
OrganizationGulf Cooperation Council

GCC GamesEdit

Edition Year Host city Country Sports Competitors Dates
1st 2011 Manama   Bahrain 11–22 October
2nd 2015 Dammam   Saudi Arabia 12–26 October
3rd 2022 Kuwait City   Kuwait 16–31 May
4th

GCC Beach GamesEdit

  • Main Article : GCC Beach Games
Edition Year Host city Country Sports Competitors Dates
1 2010 Manama   Bahrain
2 2015 Doha   Qatar
3

GCC Women’s GamesEdit

  • Main Article : GCC Women’s Games

6th was held in 2019. Bahrain finished with 77 medals, UAE (54), Kuwait (50) Qatar (32), KSA (11) and Oman.[18][19][20][21][22][23]

Edition Year Host city Country Sports Competitors Dates
1 2008 Kuwait City   Kuwait 6
2 2011 Abu Dhabi   United Arab Emirates 6 March
3 2013 Manama   Bahrain 8 3-13 March
4 2015 Muscat   Oman
5 2017 Doha   Qatar 7-17 March
6 2019 Kuwait City   Kuwait 11 600
7

GCC Youth GamesEdit

  • Main Article : GCC Youth Games
Edition Year Host city Country Sports Competitors Dates
1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2015 2nd Gulf Cooperation Council Games IO Report". World Anti-Doping Agency.
  3. ^ "World Rowing - 2015 GCC Beach Games Event Information". World Rowing.
  4. ^ "Asia – GCC Games Handball Livescore | 2015". www.scorespro.com.
  5. ^ "Second GCC Beach Games 2015 - A success story". www.sail-world.com.
  6. ^ Sambridge, Andy (2011-04-07). Bahrain to host first GCC Games in October. Arabian Business. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  7. ^ Gulf Cooperation Council Athletics Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  8. ^ 6th GCC Sailing Championships 2014, Qatar. Icarus Sailing Media. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  9. ^ GCC 3x3 Basketball championship to conclude on Saturday Archived 2 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Qatar Olympic Committee. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  10. ^ Swimmers sparkle in GCC Championships Archived 16 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Qatar Olympic Committee (2013-04-14). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  11. ^ Preparations on for GCC championships . Gulf Daily News (2014-10-29). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  12. ^ Arab Gymnastic officials applaud GCC Men's Gymnastics Championship. Kuwait News Agency (2012-02-24). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  13. ^ Qatar top ’em all at GCC Championships Archived 23 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Doha Stadium Plus Qatar (2014-02-26). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  14. ^ Oman’s Suhail al Kulaibi walks and lifts his way to glory. International Weightlifting Federation (2012-02-26). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  15. ^ Kuwait wins GCC Futsal Championship Title Archived 23 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. Qatar Olympic Committee (2015-03-18). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  16. ^ UAE extend lease over GCC title. UAE Interact (2005-01-03). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  17. ^ Kuwait Passes Tests with Honours as Bahrain Sets Tests for Global Gathering Archived 17 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine. International Table Tennis Federation. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  18. ^ "Saudi women make history at sixth GCC Women's Games". Arab News. November 4, 2019.
  19. ^ Al-Khalifa, Hussa K; Al-Khalifa, Dwa (March 12, 2021). "'We're all in this together': Perspectives from within the Gulf Cooperation Council Women's Games". International Review for the Sociology of Sport: 1012690221999803. doi:10.1177/1012690221999803 – via SAGE Journals.
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  21. ^ "GCC Women's Games scraps football tournament - Official Website of the Chinese Olympic Committee". en.olympic.cn.
  22. ^ "UAE National Women's Team Win 27 Medals at GCC Women's Games 2017". eyeofdubai.ae.
  23. ^ "UAE to host GCC Women's Games". The National. April 16, 2009.