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West Asian Games (also known as WAG & formerly known as West Asian Games Federation (WAGF)) is a multi-sport event held every 4 years among the athletes from West Asia. At present, WAG is joined by thirteen members namely Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.[1]

West Asian Games
Wag logo.jpg
The West Asian Games Federation logo and flag.
Abbreviation WAG Games
First event 19–28 November 1997 Tehran, Iran
Occur every 4 years
Last event 7–17 April 2005 Doha, Qatar
Website West Asian Games

The West Asian Games was first organised in Tehran, Iran and was considered as the first of its kind. The success of the Games led to the creation of the West Asian Games Federation (WAGF) and the intention of hosting the Games every four years.

The West Asian Games is the newest of the 5 Regional Games of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The others are the Central Asian Games, the East Asian Games, the South Asian Games, and the Southeast Asian Games (or SEA Games).[2]

Contents

List of West Asian GamesEdit

Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team
I 1997 Tehran   Iran 19 November 28 November 10 850 11 134   Iran (IRI)
II 2002 Kuwait City   Kuwait 3 April 12 April 12 970 9 70   Kuwait (KUW)
III 2005 Doha   Qatar 1 December 10 December 13 1,200 11 118   Qatar (QAT)

Overall medal tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1   Iran (IRI) 92 73 88 253
2   Kuwait (KUW) 71 59 57 187
3   Syria (SYR) 44 46 49 139
4   Qatar (QAT) 37 33 33 103
5   Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 26 15 16 57
6   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 15 16 21 52
7   Jordan (JOR) 7 17 20 44
8   United Arab Emirates (UAE) 7 10 11 28
9   Lebanon (LIB) 7 9 10 26
10   Turkmenistan (TKM) 5 13 30 48
11   Tajikistan (TJK) 3 11 19 33
12   Bahrain (BRN) 3 2 4 9
13   Yemen (YEM) 3 1 3 7
14   Iraq (IRQ) 2 1 7 10
15   Oman (OMA) 0 5 6 11
Total 322 311 374 1007

SportsEdit

BasketballEdit

Year Host Final Standing
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1997 Tehran, Iran  
Iran
 
Turkmenistan
 
Fath Club
 
Iran U18
2002 Kuwait City, Kuwait  
Kuwait
 
Qatar
 
Syria
 
United Arab Emirates
2005 Doha, Qatar  
Qatar
 
Syria
 
Jordan
 
Kuwait

FootballEdit

Year Host Final Standing
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
1997
Details
Tehran, Iran  
Iran
 
Syria
 
Kuwait
 
Tajikistan
2002
Details
Kuwait City, Kuwait  
Kuwait
 
Iran
 
Syria
 
Palestine
2005
Details
Doha, Qatar  
Iraq
 
Syria
 
Iran
 
Saudi Arabia

HandballEdit

Year Host Final Standing
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
2002 Kuwait City, Kuwait  
Kuwait
 
Syria
 
United Arab Emirates
 
Iran
2005 Doha, Qatar  
Kuwait
 
Iran
 
Saudi Arabia
 
Syria

VolleyballEdit

Year Host Final Standing
Winner Runner-up 3rd Place 4th Place
2005 Doha, Qatar  
Qatar
 
Iran
 
Bahrain
 
Kuwait

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The West Asian Games". Topend Sports. Retrieved 13 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Games page of the website of the Olympic Council of Asia; retrieved 2010-07-09.

External linksEdit