Third West Asian Games

Participating Nations

Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Syria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen


1200 athletes



11 sports and 116 events:
Swimming, Diving, Athletics, Basketball, Bowling, Fencing, Football, Gymnastics, Handball, Shooting, Volleyball, Weightlifting


The West Asian Games logo and mascot unveiled in Doha

As part of the preparations for hosting the West Asian Games to be held in Doha from the 1st to the 10th December 2005, the West Asian Games Organizing Committee unveiled its logo and the official mascot during a press conference in Doha on Tuesday 12 July 2005 and attended by His Excellency Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Secretary General of Qatar National Olympic Committee and Director General of the West Asian Games Organizing Committee.

During his opening speech, His Excellency Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani stressed on the commitment of the Organizing Committee, and QNOC, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Heir Apparent and President of QNOC, to successfully organize the West Asian Games.

“Hosting the Games is another success we add to our country reflecting the overall success Qatar has achieved so far in organising International sporting events; thus presenting a true image to the countries of West Asia about the capabilities of our country under the wise leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani”, Sheikh Saud bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani stated.

His Excellency Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani also stated that the 3rd West Asian Games will welcome 1200 men and women from thirteen countries competing in eleven different sports totaling 116 competitions and events. The total number of participants including teams’ officials, technical delegates and officials in addition to the media and Asian federations’ representatives is estimated to reach to 4800 people.

During the press conference, His Excellency Sheikh Saud unveiled the design of the Games’ logo and the official mascot of the West Asian Games. The logo consists of an artistic figure of an athlete crossing the finish line as a symbol of fair competition; while the mascot is the famous seagull, named “Slaily”.


West Asian Games

The West Asian Games aims to promote friendship, understanding and peace in the region and take active measures in order to increase the Olympic movement through its motto of “Faith, Health and development.”

The West Asian Games are held every four years as a predecessor to the Asian Games and involve 13 member countries of West Asia.

The Third West Asian Games is expected to be the largest in terms of number of countries and athletes. It will also be the first West Asian Games to welcome women as participants.


Qatar and the West Asian Games

The people of Qatar and its capital Doha want to stage a memorable West Asian Games in the spirit of peace and friendship.

The Games will act as a platform for educating the youth on the importance of sport to all sectors of society and building cultural links through sports. Through the Games, Qatar hopes to show the world, the unique talents of the nation and its ability to stage such events.

The 3rd West Asian Games come one year before Doha hosts the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 and the success of these Games will further highlight Doha’s credibility as being the sports hub of Asia.


Medals Tally

Rank Nation G S B Total
1  QAT 28 19 20 67
2  KUW 25 15 16 56
3  SYR 21 14 16 51
4  IRI 19 26 18 63
5  UAE 7 9 6 22
6  KSA 4 9 12 25
7  LIB 4 4 3 11
8  JOR 3 11 11 25
9  BRN 3 2 2 7
10  IRQ 2 1 7 10
11  YEM 2 1 0 3
12  OMA 0 4 6 10
Total 118 115 117 350




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