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2004 South Asian Games

IX South Asian Games
Host city Islamabad, Pakistan
Nations participating 7
Events 14 Sports
Officially opened by Pervez Musharraf

The 2004 South Asian Games(or 9th SAF Games) were held in Islamabad, Pakistan in 2004. Originally scheduled for 2001, these games were postponed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States in which the US later declared Pakistan a Major non-NATO ally.[1] The slogan for these Games is "Rising Above".

Delay

The games in Islamabad were originally to be held in 2001, but they were inevitably rescheduled (with the location remaining unchanged) for March 29 through April 6, 2003, due to the invasion of Afghanistan. Afghanistan was invited for the games, however Bhutan and India withdrew.[2]

The entire event was postponed once again due to the [3]

Sports

Medal tally

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  India 103 57 22 182
2  Pakistan 58 55 50 163
3  Sri Lanka 17 32 57 106
4    Nepal 7 6 20 33
5  Bangladesh 3 13 24 40
6  Bhutan 1 3 2 6
7  Maldives 0 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ South Asian Games postponed. BBC News. Thursday, 17 June, 2004, 08:46 GMT 09:46 UK. Accessed On: Aug 01 2014.
  2. ^ "9th South Asian Federation Games 2004 (Pakistan)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "9th South Asian Federation Games 2004 (Pakistan)". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
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