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Doha 2006

Opening Ceremony 01 Dec 2006
Closing Ceremony 15 Dec 2006
Host City Doha
Country Qatar
Nations Participating 45
Athletes 9520
Events 424
Sports 39
Sports/Disciplines 50

Description

The 15th Asian Games, officially known as the XV Asiad, is Asia's Olympic-style sporting event that was held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 to December 15, 2006.

Doha was the first city in its region and only the second in West Asia (following Tehran in 1974) to host the games.

There were 46 disciplines from 39 events scheduled to be contested. It was the first time that all 45 member nations of the Olympic Council of Asia took part in this event. Also, Eurosport broadcasted the event, marking the first time that the European continent could watch this Asian sporting event.

The Games were marred by the death of South Korean equestrian rider Kim Hyung-chil in a fatal accident during competition.

Officially opened by Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Athlete's Oath Mubarak Eid Bilal Judge's Oath Abd Allah Al-Bulooshi Torch Lighter Shiekh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al-Thani Stadium Khalifa International Stadium

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Aquatics
    • Diving
      ADV
    • Swimming
      ASW
    • Waterpolo
      AWP
    • Synchronized Swimming
      ASY
  • Archery
    AR
  • Athletics
    AT
  • Badminton
    BD
  • Baseball
    BB
  • Basketball
    BK
  • Billiards Sports
    BS
  • Bodybuilding
    BO
  • Bowling
    BW
  • Boxing
    BX
  • Canoe / Kayak
  • Chess
    CH
  • Cycling
    • Cycling Road
      CRD
    • Cycling Track
      CTK
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
    FE
  • Football
    FB
  • Golf
    GO
  • Gymnastics
    • Artistic Gymnastics
      GAG
    • Rhythmic Gymnastics
      GRG
    • Trampoline
      GTR
  • Handball
    HB
  • Hockey
    HO
  • Judo
    JU
  • Kabaddi
    KA
  • Karate
    KR
  • Rowing
    RO
  • Rugby
    RU
  • Sailing
    SA
  • Sepaktakraw
    SE
  • Shooting
    SH
  • Soft Tennis
    ST
  • Softball
    SO
  • Squash
    SQ
  • Table Tennis
    TT
  • Taekwondo
    TK
  • Tennis
    TE
  • Triathlon
    TR
  • Volleyball
    • Volleyball
      VB
    • Beach Volleyball
      VBB
  • Weightlifting
    WL
  • Wrestling
    WR
  • Wushu

NEWS

Opening Ceremony of The 15th Asian Games
01 Dec 2006

The 15th Asian Games were opened with great fanfare and spectacular cultural programme on 1st of December at the Khalifa Stadium. The games were formally declared open by H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalid Al-thani, the amir o.....

Coordination Committee Meeting and Team Draw Doha
06 Sep 2006

The 7th Coordination Committee meeting, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Tsunekazu Takeda was held in Doha on 6th of September 2006. The Committee received a detailed progress report on all aspects of the preparations fo.....

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