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Iran 1997

The 1st West Asian Games was held from 19 to 28 November 1997 in Tehran, Iran 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.

HOST CITY
Iran
Competitor Male
850
No Of Sports
15
Game No
1
NOC
10

Participating National Olympic Committees

Sports / Disciplines

Medal Tally

Rank
NOC
Total
Rank by total
1
Islamic Republic of Iran
65
40
57
162
1
2
Kyrgyzstan
26
15
16
57
3
3
Kuwait
16
23
19
58
2
4
Syrian Arab Republic
16
22
13
51
4
5
Turkmenistan
5
12
34
51
4
6
Tajikistan
3
11
17
31
6
7
Jordan
2
4
6
12
7
8
Qatar
2
4
4
10
9
9
Lebanon
1
5
6
12
7
10
Yemen
1
0
0
1
10