Israel at the Asian Games

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Israel at the
Asian Games
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IOC code ISR
NOC Olympic Committee of Israel
Medals
Gold
18
Silver
16
Bronze
19
Total
53
Asian Games appearances (overview)

Israel competed at the Asian Games five times, from 1954 to 1974.

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History

Israel, after its founding in 1948 began applying to the International Olympic Committee for membership. This was granted in 1952, allowing them to first participate in the Asian Games in 1954.

Israel was part of the Asian Games Federation and participated in the games from 1954 through 1974. In 1981 the Asian Games Federation was organized as the Olympic Council of Asia and for political reasons Israel was excluded. [1] Following this, in 1982, it was voted on to permanently ban Israel from the games. [2]

Prior to that, Israel was twice unable to participate in the Games of 1962 [3] and 1978, [4] also for political reasons. In 1962 the host country Indonesia, refused to permit the participation of Israel due to political reasons, stating it would cause issues with their relationship with the Arab states. [5] In July 1976 the 25 members of the Asian Games Federation were canvassed to see if Israel should participate in the 1978 Games, with all 12 responses received voting against including Israel. [6]

Medals

Medals by Asian Games

GamesRankGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1954 Manila [7] 72114
1958 Tokyo [8] 140022
1962 Jakarta did not participate
1966 Bangkok [9] 935311
1970 Bangkok [10] 666517
1974 Tehran [11] 674819
1978 Bangkok did not participate
Total1918161953

Medals by sport

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 113519
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 2103
Diving pictogram.svg Diving 1102
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing 0011
Football pictogram.svg Football 0101
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 2428
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 14611
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis 1113
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 0145
Totals (9 games)18161953

1954 Asian Games

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 1001
Diving pictogram.svg Diving 1102
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 0011
Totals (3 games)2114

1958 Asian Games

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 0022
Totals (1 games)0022

1966 Asian Games

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 2013
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 1001
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 0101
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 0426
Totals (4 games)35311

1970 Asian Games

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 4217
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 0101
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 2316
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 0033
Totals (4 games)66517

1974 Asian Games

GamesGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 4116
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 1001
Fencing pictogram.svg Fencing 0011
Football pictogram.svg Football 0101
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 1012
Tennis pictogram.svg Tennis 1113
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 0145
Totals (7 games)74819

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