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South Asian Games

South Asian Games (SAF Games or SAG & formerly known as South Asian Federation Games also known as SA games) are a bi-annual multi-sport event held among the athletes from South Asia. The governing body of these games is South Asian Sports Council (SASC), formed in 1983. At present, SAG are joined by eight members namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

The first South Asian Games were hosted by Kathmandu, Nepal in 1983 and have since been held every two years except for some occasions. In 2004, it was decided in the 32nd meeting of South Asian Sports Council to rename the games from South Asian Federation Games to South Asian Games as the officials believed the word Federation was diminishing the emphasis on event and acting as a barrier in attracting crowd. These Games are often hyped as the South Asian version of Olympic Games.

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India claims 90 gold in 11th South Asian Games
10 Feb 2010

Regional powerhouse India romped away at the top of the medals table for the 11th South Asian Games, which closed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Tuesday. India won 90 of the 158 gold medals up for grabs in the eight-team event.....

Pomp and ceremony in Bangladesh
09 Feb 2010

Magnificent fireworks painted the Dhaka sky with an array of colours to mark the spectacular closing ceremony of the 11th South Asian Games at the Bangabandh National Stadium on Tuesday. The 12 superb days of glorious sp.....