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The Olympic Council of Asia
Asia
(OCA) is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member National Olympic Committee. The current president is Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah. The oldest NOCs are from Japan
Japan
and the Philippines, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1911; whereas East Timor
East Timor
is the newest, joining in 2003. The headquarters of OCA are located at Kuwait
Kuwait
City.

Contents

1 History 2 Member countries

2.1 Former members

3 Administration

3.1 List of presidents 3.2 Executive board 3.3 Committees

4 Tournaments organized 5 Notes 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

History[edit] In 1948 during the London Summer Olympics, Asian National Olympic Committees (NOCs) decided to organize the Asian Games. The following year the Asian Games
Asian Games
Federation was organized leading to the establishment of the Olympic Council of Asia
Asia
(OCA) in New Delhi
New Delhi
on 16 November 1982. The International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
recognized the OCA within the same year.[1] Member countries[edit] In the following table, the year in which the NOC was recognized by the International Olympic Committee
International Olympic Committee
(IOC) is also given if it is different from the year in which the NOC was created. The NOC for Macau, China
China
is recognized by the OCA, but is not recognized by the IOC and does not compete in the Olympic Games. Also, OCA includes NOCs of Chinese Taipei, Palestine, Hong Kong.

Nation Code National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC) Ref.

NOC name Established IOC recognition

 Afghanistan AFG Afghanistan
Afghanistan
National Olympic Committee 1935 1936 [2]

 Bahrain BRN Bahrain
Bahrain
Olympic Committee 1978 1979 [3]

 Bangladesh BAN Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Olympic Association 1979 1980 [4]

 Bhutan BHU Bhutan
Bhutan
Olympic Committee 1983 [5]

 Brunei BRU Brunei
Brunei
Darussalam National Olympic Council 1984 [6]

 Cambodia CAM National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Cambodia 1983 1994 [7]

 China CHN Chinese Olympic Committee 1910 1979 [8]

 Hong Kong, China HKG Sports
Sports
Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China 1950 1951 [9]

 India IND Indian Olympic Association 1927 [10]

 Indonesia INA Indonesian Olympic Committee 1946 1952 [11]

 Iran IRI National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Islamic Republic of Iran 1947 [12]

 Iraq IRQ National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Iraq 1948 [13]

 Japan JPN Japanese Olympic Committee 1911 1912 [14]

 Jordan JOR Jordan
Jordan
Olympic Committee 1957 1963 [15]

 Kazakhstan KAZ National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Kazakhstan 1990 1993 [16]

 North Korea PRK Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 1953 1957 [17]

 South Korea KOR Korean Sport & Olympic Committee 1946 1947 [18]

 Kuwait KUW Kuwait
Kuwait
Olympic Committee 1957 1966 [19]

 Kyrgyzstan KGZ National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan 1991 1993 [20]

 Laos LAO National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Lao 1975 1979 [21]

 Lebanon LBN Lebanese Olympic Committee 1947 1948 [22]

 Macau, China MAC Macau
Macau
Sports
Sports
and Olympic Committee 1989 [23]

 Malaysia MAS Olympic Council of Malaysia 1953 1954 [24]

 Maldives MDV Maldives
Maldives
Olympic Committee 1985 [25]

 Mongolia MGL Mongolian National Olympic Committee 1956 1962 [26]

 Myanmar MYA Myanmar
Myanmar
Olympic Committee 1947 [27]

   Nepal NEP Nepal
Nepal
Olympic Committee 1962 1963 [28]

 Oman OMA Oman
Oman
Olympic Committee 1982 [29]

 Pakistan PAK Pakistan
Pakistan
Olympic Association 1948 [30]

 Palestine PLE Palestine Olympic Committee 1931 1995 [31]

 Philippines PHI Philippine Olympic Committee[note 1] 1911 1929 [32]

 Qatar QAT Qatar
Qatar
Olympic Committee 1979 1980 [33]

 Saudi Arabia KSA Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee 1964 1965 [34]

 Singapore SGP Singapore
Singapore
National Olympic Council 1947 1948 [35]

 Sri Lanka SRI National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Sri Lanka 1937 [36]

 Syria SYR Syrian Olympic Committee 1948 [37]

 Chinese Taipei TPE Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Olympic Committee 1960 [38]

 Tajikistan TJK National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Tajikistan 1992 1993 [39]

 Thailand THA National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Thailand 1948 1950 [40]

 Timor-Leste TLS National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Timor-Leste 2003 [41]

 Turkmenistan TKM National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Turkmenistan 1990 1993 [42]

 United Arab Emirates UAE United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
National Olympic Committee 1979 1980 [43]

 Uzbekistan UZB National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Uzbekistan 1992 1993 [44]

 Vietnam VIE Vietnam
Vietnam
Olympic Committee 1976 1979 [45]

 Yemen YEM Yemen
Yemen
Olympic Committee 1971 1981 [46]

OCA includes transcontinental country Kazakhstan, but do not include Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey
Turkey
although they are located in Asia. Also, Russia
Russia
was not included although majority of its land lies in Asia.They are members of European Olympic Committees. Former members[edit]

Nation Code National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
(NOC) Ref.

NOC name Established IOC recognition

 Israel ISR Olympic Committee of Israel 1933 1952 [47]

Israel
Israel
was a member of the Asian Games
Asian Games
Federation, but was excluded from the Olympic Council of Asia
Asia
upon its re-incorporation in 1981, due to the Arab–Israeli conflict. Israel
Israel
is now a member of European Olympic Committees (EOC). Administration[edit] List of presidents[edit]

No. Name NOC Term

1. Fahad Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah  Kuwait 16 November 1982–2 August 1990

Acting Roy de Silva  Sri Lanka 2 August 1990–1 July 1991

2. Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah  Kuwait 1 July 1991–present

Executive board[edit]

Designation Name NOC

President Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah  Kuwait

Vice-Presidents Charouck Arirachakaran  Thailand

Timothy Fok Hong Kong, China

Syed Arif Hasan  Pakistan

Isa Bin Rashed Al Khalifa  Bahrain

Timur Kulibayev  Kazakhstan

Tsunekazu Takeda  Japan

Hoàng Vĩnh Giang  Vietnam

Sapardurdy Toylyyev  Turkmenistan

Song Luzeng  China

Yu Zaiqing  China

Rita Sri Wahyusih Subowo  Indonesia

Executive Members Sufri Bolkiah  Brunei

Kioumars Hashemi  Iran

Raad Hammoudi  Iraq

Director General & Technical Director Husain A H Z Al-Musallam  Kuwait

Source: [48] Committees[edit]

Committee Chairperson NOC

OCA Rules Committee Talal Fahad Ahmed Al-Sabah  Kuwait

OCA Women and Sports
Sports
Committee Natalya Sipovich  Kazakhstan

OCA Advisory Committee Ng Ser Miang  Singapore

OCA Peace Through Sport Committee Faisal bin Hussein  Jordan

OCA Athletes Committee Koji Murofushi  Japan

OCA Sports
Sports
Environment Committee Yu Kyung-sun  South Korea

OCA Medical Committee Mani Jegathesan  Malaysia

OCA Sports
Sports
for All Committee Mowaffak Joumaa  Syria

OCA Media Committee Charles King Chiu Lo  Macau, China

OCA Finance Committee Kevin Kuo-I Chen  Chinese Taipei

OCA Culture Committee Mohammad A. Alkamali  United Arab Emirates

OCA Entourage Committee Moon Dae-sung  South Korea

OCA Education Committee Abdullah bin Musa'ed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud  Saudi Arabia

OCA Coordination Committee Tsunekazu Takeda  Japan

OCA Ethics Committee Wei Jizhong  China

OCA Information and Statistics Committee Demchigjav Zagdsuren  Mongolia

OCA International Relations Committee Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck  Bhutan

OCA Sports
Sports
Committee Song Luzeng  China

Tournaments organized[edit]

Asian Games Asian Winter Games Asian Beach Games Asian Youth Games Asian Indoor Games
Asian Indoor Games
(merged into Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games)[49] Asian Martial Arts Games
Asian Martial Arts Games
(merged into Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games)[49] Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games[49][50]

Notes[edit]

^ From 1911 to 1975, Philippines
Philippines
was represented by the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation (PAAF). In 1975, the Philippine Olympic Committee was established and replaced the PAAF.

See also[edit]

Asian Paralympic Committee Central Asian Games East Asian Games West Asian Games South Asian Games Southeast Asian Games

References[edit]

^ "Olympic Council of Asia
Asia
- About Us". Ashgabat 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018.  ^ " Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain
Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
Bhutan
Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008.  ^ " Brunei
Brunei
Darussalam Brunei
Brunei
Darussalam National Olympic Council National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Cambodia
Cambodia
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Cambodia
Cambodia
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008.  ^ "People's Republic of China
China
Chinese Olympic Committee
Chinese Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Hong Kong, China
China
Sports
Sports
Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
China
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " India
India
Indian Olympic Association
Indian Olympic Association
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Indonesia
Indonesia
Komite Olimpiade Indonesia
Indonesia
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " Iraq
Iraq
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Iraq
Iraq
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Japan
Japan
Japanese Olympic Committee
Japanese Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Democratic People's Republic of Korea Olympic Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Republic of Korea Korean Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Lao People's Democratic Republic National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of Lao National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Lebanon
Lebanon
Lebanese Olympic Committee
Lebanese Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008.  ^ "Member NOCs - Macau, China". Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 2013-11-16.  ^ " Malaysia
Malaysia
Olympic Council of Malaysia
Malaysia
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " Myanmar
Myanmar
(ex Burma until 1989) Myanmar
Myanmar
Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " Oman
Oman
Oman
Oman
Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008.  ^ " Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan
Pakistan
Olympic Association National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Palestine Palestine Olympic Committee
Palestine Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org. 8 August 2008.  ^ " Philippines
Philippines
Philippine Olympic Committee
Philippine Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Qatar
Qatar
Qatar
Qatar
Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee
Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ "Syrian Arab Republic Syrian Olympic Committee
Syrian Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Tadjikistan National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Tajikistan
Tajikistan
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ "Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste Comitê Olímpico Nacional de Timor-Leste National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
National Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
National Olympic Committee
National Olympic Committee
of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ " Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Vietnam
Olympic Committee National Olympic Committee". Olympic.org.  ^ "Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes Medailles, Resultats, Sports
Sports
et Athletes des Jeux Olympiques". olympic.org. Retrieved 2014-02-11.  ^ " Israel
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Israel
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External links[edit]

Official website Asian Paralympic Committee
Asian Paralympic Committee
Official website

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Continental

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Defunct

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