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The West Asian Games were first organised in Tehran, Iran and were considered the first of their 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 two years. Tehran (also spelled Teheran) (تهران in Persian), population 8,000,000 (metropolitan: 10,000,000), is the capital of Iran and one of the major world cities. ...


1st West Asian Games

The 1st West Asian Games was held from 19 to 28 November 1997 and had around 850 athletes and 236 team officials participating from 10 countries in 15 sports. Initially only men were allowed to participate.

The nations that participated were: Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Yemen.

The official sports programme contained Athletics, Aquatics, Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Fencing, Football, Judo, Karate, Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Weightlifting and Wrestling. This article is about the racquet sport badminton. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls attempts to score. ... Joe Louis and Rocky Marciano at Madison Square Garden, 1951 Julio Cesar Chavez and Ivan Robinson at the Staples Centre, Los Angeles, 2005 Amir Khan of Britain and Mario Cesar Kindelan Mesa of Cuba at the Athens Olympics, 2004 Boxing, nicknamed the sweet science and also called pugilism or prizefighting... Russian Ivan Tourchine and American Weston Kelsey fence in the second round of the Olympic Mens Individual Épée event at the Helliniko Fencing Hall on Aug. ... Football is the name given to a number of different team sports. ... Judo (Japanese: 柔道 Jūdō; gentle way) is a martial art, sport, and philosophy originated in Japan. ... Two Karate practitioners engaging in competition style Karate. ... Shooting is the act of causing a gun to fire at a target. ... Professional level table tennis rally, showing table, net, and player Wang Liqin winning a forehand drive against Jorg Rosskopf. ... Taekwondo (also spelled Tae Kwon Do or Taekwon-Do) is the most popular of the Korean martial arts and is the Korean national sport. ... Tennis balls This article is about the sport, tennis. ... Weightlifting is a sport where competitors attempt to lift heavy weights mounted on steel bars, the execution of which is a combination of power and technique. ... The Wrestlers from Uffizi Gallery, Florence. ...

2nd West Asian Games

The 2nd West Asian Games were initially expected to be organised in Qatar in 1999, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the Games were not held. The Games were then expected to be held in Lebanon in 2001, but were then cancelled and relocated to Kuwait. The 2nd West Asian Games were expected to be held from 20 to 30 October 2001, but due to armed conflicts in the region, they had to be postponed to 3 to 12 April 2002.

Twelve countries participated, among them Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Iraq did not participate and no competitions were held for women. ...

The nations competed in nine sports: Aquatics, Athletics, Basketball, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Karate and Squash. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings and handstands. ... Team handball (also known as field handball or Olympic handball) is a team sport where two teams of seven players each (six players and a goalkeeper) pass and bounce a ball trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. ... Look up squash on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

3rd West Asian Games

The 3rd West Asian Games were to be held from 7 to 17 April 2003 in Damascus, Syria; however they were postponed and then cancelled. On 4 April 2002 the West Asian Games Federation decided that the Games would be held every four years, instead of two, namely one year before the Asian Games. Image File history File links 3rd_west_asian_games. ... Image File history File links 3rd_west_asian_games_mascot. ... Damascus by night, pictured from Jabal Qasioun; the green spots are minarets Damascus (Arabic officially دمشق Dimashq, colloquially ash-Sham الشام) is the capital city of Syria. ...

The Third West Asian Games was held from the 1st to 10th of December 2005 in Doha, Qatar and involved over 1,200 athletes from 13 nations participating in 11 sports. Women participated in the West Asian Games for the first time.

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  • 3rd West Asian Games Doha 2005



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