Myanmar at the Asian Games

Myanmar (also known as Burma) is a member of the Southeast Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and has participated in the Asian Games since the inception of the Games in 1951. The Myanmar Olympic Committee, established in 1947 and recognised in the same year by the International Olympic Committee, is the National Olympic Committee for Myanmar.[1]

Myanmar at the
Asian Games
Flag of Myanmar.svg
IOC codeMYA
NOCMyanmar Olympic Committee
Medals
Ranked 24th
Gold
16
Silver
31
Bronze
55
Total
102
Asian Games appearances (overview)

Myanmar was one of the first five founding members of the Asian Games Federation on 13 February 1949, in New Delhi; the organisation was disbanded on 26 November 1981 and replaced by the Olympic Council of Asia.[2][3]

Membership of Olympic Council of AsiaEdit

Myanmar is a member of the South East Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia, the governing body of all the sports in Asia, recognised by the International Olympic Committee as the continental association of Asia.[4][5][a] Being a member of the South East Asian Zone, Myanmar also participates in the South East Asian Games, sub-regional Games for South East Asia.[6]

The OCA organises five major continental-level multi-sport events: the Asian Summer Games (which are commonly known as the Asian Games), Asian Winter Games, Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, Asian Beach Games, and Asian Youth Games. Before 2009, Indoor and Martial Arts were two separate events, specialised for indoor and martial arts sports respectively. However, since then the OCA has amalgamated them into a single event, the Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games, which will be debuted in 2013 in Incheon, South Korea.[7] As a member of OCA, Myanmar is privileged to participate in all these multi-sport events.

Summer Games resultsEdit

Myanmar has participated in all the editions of the Asian Games except in the 1986 Games in Seoul. As of the latest Games, in incheon in 2014, Myanmar has won a total of 16 gold, 31 silver, and 53 bronze medals.[8][9]

Medals By GameEdit

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1951 New Delhi0033
1954 Manila2024
1958 Tokyo1214
1962 Jakarta2158
1966 Bangkok1045
1970 Bangkok32712
1974 Tehran1236
1978 Bangkok0336
1982 New Delhi0000
1990 Beijing0022
1994 Hiroshima0022
1998 Bangkok16411
2002 Busan15612
2006 Doha04711
2010 Guangzhou25310
2014 Incheon2114
2018 Jakarta / Palembang0022
Totals (17 games)163155102

Indoor Games resultsEdit

Myanmar has sent its delegates to all editions of the Asian Indoor Games. The 2007 Games in Macau, held from 26 October to 3 November 2007, were the only revision of the Games in which Myanma athletes won medals (two silver).[10] Myanmar did not medal at the 2005 and 2009 Asian Indoor Games.[11][12]

Beach Games resultsEdit

Myanma contingents have competed in both the editions of the Asian Beach Games—a biennial multi-sport event which features sporting events played on sea beach. Myanmar finished in ninth place in the 2008 Games in Bali, winning a total of five medals (including two gold).[13] Two silvers were won by Myanma athletes during the 2010 Games in Muscat, and the nation fell to the 17th spot in the final medal table standings.[14]

Martial Arts Games resultsEdit

Myanmar competed in the First Asian Martial Arts Games held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1 to 9 August 2009. Two medals were won by Myanmar in the Games, one silver and a bronze, leading to the country finishing 28th in the medal table.[15]

Youth Games resultsEdit

Myanmar sent a delegation to the 2009 Asian Youth Games, the first edition of the Games, held in Singapore from 29 June to 7 July 2009. Myanmar won a bronze medal in the Games, finishing in last place (21st) in the medal table.[16]

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

Notes
References
  1. ^ "National Olympic Committees – Myanmar". olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  2. ^ "The First Asian Games Championships will be held in March 1951 at New Delhi" (PDF). la84foundation.org. LA84 Foundation. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Council – OCA History". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Archived from the original on 16 February 2012. Retrieved 12 January 2012.
  4. ^ "NOCs". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  5. ^ "National Olympic Committees". olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Games – South East Asian Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Archived from the original on 31 December 2011. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  8. ^ "Achievements in International Sport Meets – Achievements so far received by the Myanmar Athletes From the Asian Games". mosports.gov.mm. Minister of Sports (Myanmar Government). Archived from the original on 5 February 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Asian Games – Asian Games medal count". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  10. ^ "II Asian Indoor Games – Medal Tally of 2nd Asian Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  11. ^ "I Asian Indoor Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  12. ^ "Overall medal standings – Vietnam 2009". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Archived from the original on 16 June 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  13. ^ "1st Asian Beach Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Beach Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Overall medal standings – Muscat 2010". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  15. ^ "1st Asian Martial Arts Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Martial Arts Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  16. ^ "1st Asian Youth Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Youth Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 2 February 2012.