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The South Asian Games (SAF Games, SAG, or SA games, & formerly known as South Asian Federation Games) are a biennial multi-sport event held among the athletes from South Asia. The governing body of these games is South Asian Sports Council (SASC), formed in 1983. At present, SAG are joined by eight members namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

South Asian Games
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Logo of South Asia Olympic Council
Abbreviation SAG
First event September 1984 Kathmandu, Nepal
Occur every 2 years
Last event 5–16 February 2016 Guwahati, Shillong, India

The first South Asian Games were hosted by Kathmandu, Nepal in 1984 and have since been held every two years except for some occasions. In 2004, it was decided in the 32nd meeting of South Asian Sports Council to rename the games from South Asian Federation Games to South Asian Games as the officials believed the word Federation was diminishing the emphasis on event and acting as a barrier in attracting crowd.[1] These Games are often hyped as the South Asian version of Olympic Games. XII South Asian Games are being held at Guwahati and Shillong from 5 February to 16 February 2016.

Contents

List of South Asian GamesEdit

Host cities of the South Asian Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation
I 1984 Kathmandu     Nepal
II 1985 Dhaka   Bangladesh
III 1987 Calcutta   India
IV 1989 Islamabad   Pakistan
V 1991 Colombo   Sri Lanka
VI 1993 Dhaka   Bangladesh
VII 1995 Madras   India
VIII 1999 Kathmandu     Nepal
IX 2004 Islamabad   Pakistan
X 2006 Colombo   Sri Lanka
XI 2010 Dhaka   Bangladesh
XII 2016 Guwahati and Shillong[2]   India
XIII 2018 Kathmandu     Nepal

SportsEdit

Gold medal tallyEdit

COUNTRY OVER-ALL CHAMPIONS 2nd GOLD 3rd GOLD
  India
12 Times
-
-
  Pakistan
-
7 Times
4 Times
  Sri Lanka
-
4 Times
7 Times
    Nepal
-
1 Time
-
  Bangladesh
-
-
2 Time

All-time medal tableEdit

Rank NOC Participated Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   India 12 1088 632 326 2046
2   Pakistan 12 323 412 393 1128
3   Sri Lanka 12 210 351 553 1114
4     Nepal 12 79 122 272 473
5   Bangladesh 12 67 177 403 647
6   Afghanistan 3 20 25 54 99
7   Bhutan 12 2 16 53 71
8   Maldives 12 0 3 9 12

OthersEdit

South Asian Beach GamesEdit

Edition Year Host City Country
I 2011 Hambantota   Sri Lanka

South Asian Winter GamesEdit

Edition Year Host City Country
I 2011[3] Dehradun and Auli   India

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ It will be South Asian Games.Rediff news.April 2, 2004.
  2. ^ "12th SAF Games Mantle Falls on State". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 22 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "South Asian Winter Games to have two opening and closing". The Times of India. 2010-11-25. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 

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