Gulf Cooperation Council Youth Athletics Championships

The Gulf Cooperation Council Youth Athletics Championships is a biennial international athletics competition between youth athletes (under-18) from nations within the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.[1] The competition was first held in 2000 and its events are incorporated into the schedule for the senior level Gulf Cooperation Council Athletics Championships.[2] Like the senior event, the youth competitions are available for male athletes only, reflecting the participating countries' emphasis on track and field as mainly a male preserve.[3][4]

EditionsEdit

Ed. Year City Country Dates No. of
events
No. of
athletes
1st 2000 Kuwait City   Kuwait
2nd 2002 Katif   Saudi Arabia
3rd 2003 Kuwait City   Kuwait
4th 2005 Manama   Bahrain
5th 2007 ? ?
6th 2009 Qatif   Saudi Arabia
7th 2011 Isa Town   Bahrain
8th 2013§ Doha   Qatar

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gulf Cooperation Council Youth Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  2. ^ Gulf Cooperation Council Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  3. ^ Sambridge, Andy (2014-09-26). Saudi Arabia urged to end discrimination in women's sports. Arabian Business. Retrieved on 2015-03-20.
  4. ^ Saudi Arabia: No Women on Asian Games Team. Human Rights Watch (2014-09-18). Retrieved on 2015-03-20.