South Asian Games 2016 Statistics

By – Uddipta Ranjan Boruah


The 12th Edition of the South Asian Games were held from February 5th- 16th, 2016. The venues were spread over two Northeastern states of India namely Assam and Meghalaya. The 8 SAARC nations participated in this edition that was played with the motto “Play for Peace, Progress and Prosperity”. The mascot for 12th South Asian Games was “Tikhor”, the baby rhino. The famous song by Indian singer, lyricist, musician, poet, film-maker and much more from Assam Dr Bhupen Hazarika named, “Ei Prithibi ek Krirangan” was taken up as the official anthem. A total of 2,672 athletes competed in 226 events over 22 sports.

Medals Tally

Afghanistan: 7 (g); 9(s); 19(b)

Bangladesh: 4(g); 5(s); 56(b)

Bhutan: 0(g); 1(s); 15(b)

India: 188(g) 90(s) 30(b)

Maldives: 0(g); 2(s); 1(b)

Nepal: 3(g); 23(s); 34(b)

Pakistan: 12(g); 37(s); 57(b)

Sri Lanka: 25(g); 63(s); 98(b)

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Nepal’s Olympic Medal 1988

Nepal’s Bidhan Lama won an Olympic bronze in 1988 in taekwondo. He is officially considered as the first from Nepal. Earlier a Nepali national Tejbir Bura jointly bagged a gold in 1924 Summer Olympics for his role as a member of the 1922 Everest Expedition. But, as citizens from other nations also were members, the award went to a mixed team and International Olympic Committee website does not include it Nepal.