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.
1st West Asian Games  Iran 1997
Opening Ceremony 19 Nov 1997
Closing Ceremony 28 Nov 1997
Host City Iran
Country Iran
Nations Participating 10
Athletes 850
Sports 15
Sports/Disciplines 15
Sports / Disciplines
Badminton BD
Basketball BK
Boxing BX
Fencing FE
Football FB
Judo JU
Karate KR
Shooting SH
Table Tennis TT
Taekwondo TK
Tennis TE
Weightlifting WL
Aquatics AQ
Athletics AT
Wrestling WR
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