Olympic Council of Asia

Coordinates: 29°20′55.0″N 48°05′23.3″E / 29.348611°N 48.089806°E / 29.348611; 48.089806

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member National Olympic Committees. The current president is Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah. The oldest NOCs are from Japan and the Philippines, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1911; whereas East Timor is the newest, joining in 2003.

Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
Olympic Council of Asia Logo.svg
Formation16 November 1982
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersKuwait City, Kuwait
Membership
45 National Olympic Committees
Official language
English
President
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah
WebsiteOCAsia.org

The headquarters of the OCA is located at Kuwait City, Kuwait.

HistoryEdit

The Olympic Council of Asia Hymn

In 1948, during the 1948 Summer Olympics, Asian National Olympic Committees (NOCs) decided to organize the Asian Games. The following year the Asian Games Federation was organized leading to the establishment of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in New Delhi on 16 November 1982. The International Olympic Committee recognized the OCA within the same year.[1]

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) together with the Asian Sports Federation (AESF) announced a new campaign for the upcoming 2022 Asian Games. The campaign, ‘Road to Asian Games’ will be officially organized by the AESF and aims to bring the Olympic spirit to eSports and introduce an education program for participating eSports athletes.[2]

Member countriesEdit

In the following table, the year in which the NOC was recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NOC was created. The NOC for Macau is recognized by the OCA, but is not recognized by the IOC and does not compete in the Olympic Games. The OCA also includes the NOCs of Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong and Palestine.

Nation/Region Code National Olympic Committee (NOC) Ref.
NOC name President Established IOC recognition
  Afghanistan AFG Afghanistan National Olympic Committee Hafizullah Wali Rahimi 1935 1936 [3]
  Bahrain BRN Bahrain Olympic Committee Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa 1978 1979 [4]
  Bangladesh BAN Bangladesh Olympic Association Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq 1979 1980 [5]
  Bhutan BHU Bhutan Olympic Committee Prince Dasho Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck 1983 [6]
  Brunei BRU Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah 1984 [7]
  Cambodia CAM National Olympic Committee of Cambodia Thong Khon 1983 1994 [8]
  China CHN Chinese Olympic Committee Gou Zhongwen 1910 1979 [9]
  East Timor TLS National Olympic Committee of East Timor João Viegas Carrascalão 2003 [10]
  Hong Kong HKG Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China Timothy Fok 1950 1951 [11]
  India IND Indian Olympic Association Narinder Batra 1927 [12]
  Indonesia INA Indonesian Olympic Committee Raja Sapta Oktohari 1946 1952 [13]
  Iran IRI National Olympic Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran Reza Salehi Amiri 1947 [14]
  Iraq IRQ National Olympic Committee of Iraq Raad Hammoudi 1948 [15]
  Japan JPN Japanese Olympic Committee Yasuhiro Yamashita 1911 1912 [16]
  Jordan JOR Jordan Olympic Committee Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein 1957 1963 [17]
  Kazakhstan KAZ National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan Timur Kulibayev 1990 1993 [18]
  North Korea PRK Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Il-guk 1953 1957 [19]
  South Korea KOR Korean Sport & Olympic Committee Lee Kee-heung 1946 1947 [20]
  Kuwait KUW Kuwait Olympic Committee Sheikh Fahad Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah 1957 1966 [21]
  Kyrgyzstan KGZ National Olympic Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic Sharshenbek Abdykerimov 1991 1993 [22]
  Laos LAO National Olympic Committee of Lao Phouthone Seung-Akhom 1975 1979 [23]
  Lebanon LBN Lebanese Olympic Committee Jean Hammam 1947 1948 [24]
  Macau MAC Macau Sports and Olympic Committee Lo Keng Siu (盧景昭) 1989 [25]
  Malaysia MAS Olympic Council of Malaysia Mohamad Norza Zakaria 1953 1954 [26]
  Maldives MDV Maldives Olympic Committee Mohamed Shaweed 1985 [27]
  Mongolia MGL Mongolian National Olympic Committee Naidan Tuvshinbayar 1956 1962 [28]
  Myanmar MYA Myanmar Olympic Committee Myint Htwe
(Minister for the Ministry of Health and Sports)
1947 [29]
    Nepal NEP Nepal Olympic Committee Jeevan Ram Shrestha 1962 1963 [30]
  Oman OMA Oman Olympic Committee Seyed Khalid Bin Hamad Al-Busaidi 1982 [31]
  Pakistan PAK Pakistan Olympic Association Syed Arif Hasan 1948 [32]
  Palestine PLE Palestine Olympic Committee Jibril Mahmoud Muhammad Rajoub 1931 1995 [33]
  Philippines PHI Philippine Olympic Committee[note 1] Abraham Tolentino 1911 1929 [34]
  Qatar QAT Qatar Olympic Committee Joaan bin Hamad 1979 1980 [35]
  Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee Turki Al-Sheikh 1964 1965 [36]
  Singapore SGP Singapore National Olympic Council Tan Chuan-Jin 1947 1948 [37]
  Sri Lanka SRI National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka Suresh Subramaniam 1937 [38]
  Syria SYR Syrian Olympic Committee Feras Mouala 1948 [39]
  Chinese Taipei TPE Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee Hong-dow Lin 1960 [40]
  Tajikistan TJK National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon 1992 1993 [41]
  Thailand THA National Olympic Committee of Thailand Prawit Wongsuwan 1948 1950 [42]
  Turkmenistan TKM National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow 1990 1993 [43]
  United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 1979 1980 [44]
  Uzbekistan UZB National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan Umid Akhmatdjanov 1992 1993 [45]
  Vietnam VIE Vietnam Olympic Committee Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện 1976 1979 [46]
  Yemen YEM Yemen Olympic Committee Abdulrahman Alakwaa 1971 1981 [47]

OCA includes the transcontinental country of Kazakhstan, but does not include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia or Turkey although they are located wholly or partly in Asia. Also, Russia was not included although the majority of its territory lies in Asia. These countries opted to join the European Olympic Committees after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Former membersEdit

Nation Code National Olympic Committee (NOC) Ref.
NOC name President Established IOC recognition
  Israel ISR Olympic Committee of Israel Igal Carmi 1933 1952 [48]

Israel was a member of the Asian Games Federation, but was excluded from the Olympic Council of Asia upon its re-incorporation in 1981, due to the Arab–Israeli conflict. Israel is now a member of European Olympic Committees (EOC) instead.

AdministrationEdit

List of presidentsEdit

No. Name NOC Term
1. Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah   Kuwait 16 November 1982 – 2 August 1990
Acting Roy de Silva   Sri Lanka 2 August 1990 – 1 July 1991
2. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah   Kuwait 1 July 1991 – present

Executive boardEdit

Designation Name NOC Entry Note
President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah   Kuwait 1991
Honorary Life Vice-Presidents Wei Jizhong   China 1991 Ethics Committee
Raja Randhir Singh   India 2015 Coordination Committee
Vice-Presidents Charouck Arirachakaran   Thailand 1995 South East Asia
Timothy Fok   Hong Kong, China 1999 East Asia
Tsunekazu Takeda   Japan 1999 2026 Asian Games
Syed Arif Hasan   Pakistan 2007 South Asia
Yu Zaiqing   China 2015 ANOC
Song Luzeng   China 2015 2020 Asian Beach Games and 2022 Asian Games
Timur Kulibayev   Kazakhstan 2016 Central Asia
Thani Abdulrahman Al Kuwari   Qatar 2019 West Asia
Umid Akhmatdjanov   Uzbekistan 2019 Children of Asia Games
Honorary Vice-Presidents Hemasiri Fernando   Sri Lanka 2003
Rita Sri Wahyusih Subowo   Indonesia 2015
Members Talal Al-Fahad Ahmad J Al-Sabah   Kuwait N/A Rules Committee
Natalya Sipovich   Kazakhstan N/A
Kevin Kuo-I Chen   Chinese Taipei N/A
Jefri Bolkiah   Brunei N/A
Mowaffak Joumaa   Syria N/A Sports for All Committee
Charles Lo Keng Chio   Macau N/A Sports for All Committee
Hoàng Vĩnh Giang   Vietnam 2007
Ng Ser Miang   Singapore 2007 Advisory Committee
Kyung-Sun Yu   South Korea 2007 Sports Environment Committee
Faisal bin Hussein   Jordan 2007 Peace Through Sport Committee
Souhail Khoury   Lebanon 2007
Koji Murofushi   Japan 2007 Athletes Committee
Demchigjav Zagdsuren   Mongolia 2015 Information & Statistics Committee
Raad Hammoudi Salman al-Dulaimi   Iraq 2015
Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck   Bhutan 2015 International Relations Committee
Moon Dae-sung   South Korea 2015
Azat Muradov   Turkmenistan 2019
Ya'rub Qahtan AL Busaidi   Oman 2019
Hayat Abdulaziz Al Khalifa   Bahrain 2019 Women and Sports Committee
Rustam Emomali   Tajikistan 2019
Taha Al Kishry   Oman 2019
Reza Salehi Amiri   Iran 2019
Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Saud   Saudi Arabia 2019 Education Committee
Patama Leeswadtrakul   Thailand 2019 Culture Committee
Ajmal Ghani   Afghanistan 2019
Ryu Seung-min   South Korea 2019 Entourage Committee
Director General & Technical Director Husain A H Z Al-Musallam   Kuwait 1982

Source:[49]

CommitteesEdit

Committee Chairperson NOC
OCA Rules Committee Talal Fahad Ahmed Al-Sabah   Kuwait
OCA Women and Sports Committee Natalya Sipovich   Kazakhstan
OCA Advisory Committee Ng Ser Miang   Singapore
OCA Peace Through Sport Committee Faisal bin Hussein   Jordan
OCA Athletes Committee Koji Murofushi   Japan
OCA Sports Environment Committee Yu Kyung-sun   South Korea
OCA Medical Committee Mani Jegathesan   Malaysia
OCA Sports for All Committee Mowaffak Joumaa   Syria
OCA Media Committee Charles King Chiu Lo   Macau, China
OCA Finance Committee Kevin Kuo-I Chen   Chinese Taipei
OCA Culture Committee Mohammad A. Alkamali   United Arab Emirates
OCA Entourage Committee Moon Dae-sung   South Korea
OCA Education Committee Abdullah bin Musa'ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud   Saudi Arabia
OCA Coordination Committee Tsunekazu Takeda   Japan
OCA Ethics Committee Wei Jizhong   China
OCA Information and Statistics Committee Demchigjav Zagdsuren   Mongolia
OCA International Relations Committee Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck   Bhutan
OCA Sports Committee Song Luzeng   China

Honorary Life MembersEdit

Designation Name Country
Honorary Life President HH Maharadhiraj Yadavindra Singh   India
Jorge B. Vargas   Philippines
HH Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX   Indonesia
General Praphas Charusathien   Thailand
Chang Key-yong   South Korea
Air Chief Marshal Dawee Chullasapya   Thailand
Malik Meraj Khalid   Pakistan
Raja Bhalindra Singh   India
Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah   Kuwait
Ryotaro Azuma   Japan
HH Gholamreza Pahlavi   Iran
Honorary Life Vice-President Chang Feng-hsu   Chinese Taipei
A. De O. SA.ES   Hong Kong, China
Dr. Yoshio Kuroda   Japan

Tournaments organizedEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ From 1911 to 1975, Philippines was represented by the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF). In 1975, the Philippine Olympic Committee was established and replaced the PAAF.

ReferencesEdit

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  52. ^ 1st Winter Children of Asia International Sports Games

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