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Afghanistan at the Asian Games

 

Afghanistan at the Asian Games

Afghanistan at the Asian Games

Flag of Afghanistan
IOC code  AFG
NOC Afghanistan National Olympic Committee
Asian Games history
Asian Games
Asian Winter Games
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Asian Beach Games
Asian Youth Games
South Asian Games history
South Asian Games

Afghanistan is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), and has participated in the Asian Games since their inception in 1951. The Afghanistan National Olympic Committee, established in 1935 and recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1936, is the National Olympic Committee for Afghanistan.[1]

Afghanistan was one of the first five founding members of the

  • Afghanistan Olympic Committee

External links

  1. ^ "Council – Member Countries". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 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. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "NOCs". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "National Olympic Committees". olympic.org. International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 
  6. ^ "Games – South Asian Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Games". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
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  12. ^ "Mongolia confirms participation, making it 42 nations Asiad.". sadec.com. Sadec Asia Pacific. 23 November 1998. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Koreas united, for a day – Plus Afghanistan's sporting comeback".  
  14. ^ "Afghanistan back in Olympics – Olympic bosses have cleared the way for Afghanistan to compete at the Games in Athens next year".  
  15. ^ "1st Asian Beach Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Beach Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  16. ^ "1st Asian Martial Arts Games – Medal Tally of 1st Asian Martial Arts Games". sports.gov.pk. Pakistan Sports Board. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 
  17. ^ "Games – Asian Youth Games – Singapore 2009". ocasia.org. Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
References
Notes

Notes and references

See also

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Cricket 0 2 0 2
Taekwondo 0 1 4 5
Wrestling 0 2 2 4
Total 0 5 6 11

Asian Games

     Leading in that sport

Medals by sport

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2009 Singapore did not participate
Total 0 0 0 0  –
[17] from 29 June 2009 to 7 July 2009 and featured over 90 sporting events. Afghanistan did not send its delegation to the Games.Singapore were held in First Asian Youth Games The

Youth Games results

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2009 Bangkok 2 2 8 12 15
Total 2 2 8 12 15
[16].Jordan, from 1 to 9 August 2009. Afghan athletes won twelve medals in total, including two gold and two silvers. Afghanistan finished at 15th place in the final medal table, sharing a position with Thailand, Bangkok Afghanistan sent a delegation for the inaugural edition of the Asian Martial Arts Games held in

Martial Arts Games results

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2008 Bali 1 0 1 2 18
2010 Muscat 0 0 0 0  –
2012 Haiyang 1 0 0 1  –
Total 2 0 1 3 18
, no Afghan athletes won any medals. Muscat in 2010 Asian Beach Games In the [15], Afghanistan won two medals, a gold and a bronze.2008 Asian Beach Games. In the Asian Beach Games Afghanistan has competed in both the editions of the

Beach Games results

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
2005 Bangkok did not participate
2007 Macau 0 0 0 0  –
2009 Hanoi 0 2 2 4 26
Total 0 2 2 4 28

Indoor Games results

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1986 – 2003 did not participate
2007 Changchun 0 0 0 0  –
2011 Astana & Almaty 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0  –

Winter Games results

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1951 New Delhi 0 0 0 0  –
1954 Manila 0 1 0 1 11
1958 Tokyo 0 0 0 0  –
1962 Jakarta 0 0 1 1 13
1966 Bangkok 0 0 0 0  –
1970 Bangkok did not participate
1974 Tehran 0 0 1 1 19
1978 Bangkok did not participate
1982 New Delhi 0 1 0 1 17
1986 Seoul did not participate
1990 Beijing 0 0 0 0  –
1994 Hiroshima 0 0 0 0  –
1998 Bangkok did not participate
2002 Busan 0 0 1 1 36
2006 Doha 0 0 1 1 36
2010 Guangzhou 0 2 1 3 29
2014 Incheon 0 1 1 2 35
Total 0 5 6 11

Afghanistan did not send a delegation to the 1998 Asian Games held in Bangkok, Thailand, due to economic difficulties. Laws implemented by the Taliban government also made it impossible for Afghan athletes to compete. For example, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) does not allow players to have beards and mustaches, but Afghan males were forbidden to cut their facial hair.[11][12] Afghanistan returned to the Asian Games after the fall of the Taliban government in the midst of an ongoing war.[13] In June 2003, the IOC lifted the suspension imposed on Afghanistan during the 115th IOC Session in Prague.[14]

Participation of Afghan sportsmen without representing the Emirate (Afghanistan) and its flag will mean nothing. We will not send anyone on an individual basis

—Abdul Shukoor Mutmaen[8]

A few months before the 2000 Summer Olympics, the IOC offered the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee the opportunity to send a contingent to the Games without the Taliban flag. The Committee declined to take part on this condition.[8]

Afghanistan has competed in the Asian Games since the inaugural edition of the Games in 1951 in New Delhi. On 26 September 1996, the Taliban took over Kabul and established the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.[8] Under the Taliban regime all types of sporting activities were deprecated, as according to the Taliban, most of them were against the teachings of Islam and Islamic law. Many stadiums, like Ghazi Stadium of Kabul, were either destroyed or converted into venues for public executions and punishments.[9] Women were banned from taking part in any type of sport; male athletes were allowed to participate in a few sports, but were forced to wear long sleeves, trousers and beards. Following such incidents and discrimination against women, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) banned the Afghanistan National Olympic Committee and barred them from taking part in the Olympic Games.[10]

Summer Games results

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 for indoor and martial arts sports respectively. However, the OCA has since 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, Afghanistan is privileged to participate in all these multi-sport events.

Afghanistan is a member of the South 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 South Asian Zone, Afghanistan also participates in the South Asian Games, sub-regional Games for South Asia.[6]

Membership of Olympic Council of Asia

Contents

  • Membership of Olympic Council of Asia 1
  • Summer Games results 2
  • Winter Games results 3
  • Indoor Games results 4
  • Beach Games results 5
  • Martial Arts Games results 6
  • Youth Games results 7
  • Medals by sport 8
    • Asian Games 8.1
  • See also 9
  • Notes and references 10
  • External links 11

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