Olympic Council of Asia

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is one of the five continental associations of National Olympic Committees recognised by the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Council of Asia is the governing body of the Olympic movement in Asia, which now brings together 45 countries.

Olympic Council of Asia

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is one of the five continental associations of National Olympic Committees recognised by the International Olympic Committee. The Olympic Council of Asia is the governing body of the Olympic movement in Asia, which now brings together 45 countries.

The OCA was created to represent and promote the interests of the NOCs of Asia such as raising the international prestige of the participating countries, promoting sport in the Asian region, as well as developing of the moral and physical qualities of young people participating in sports in the spirit of mutual respect, friendship and fair play.

The Olympic Council of Asia coordinates sports activities in OCA member territories, ensuring the delivery of Asian Games (summer, winter, beach, indoors and martial arts, youth), as well as promoting the principles of the Olympic movement in the Asian continent.

OCA headquarters are located in Kuwait.

The history of the OCA
The Olympic Council of Asia originates form the decision of Asian NOCs taken in 1948 during the 14th Olympic Games in London, to start the Asian Games. The organisation was formally created in 1949 and named Asian Games Federation. The Olympic Council of Asia was then established on 16 November 1982 in New Delhi and was recognised by the IOC in the same year.

OCA symbol and logo
The emblem of the Olympic Council of Asia was approved at the 25th OCA General Assembly held in Doha on 2 December 2006. The logo formed by a glowing red sun with sixteen rays and a white circle at the centre of it, surrounded by an Asian Dragon, a Falcon and the Olympic rings with the wording “Olympic Council of Asia” below it. The Dragon represents the people of East and South East Asia and is a symbol good fortune, abundance, success, power, courage, nobility, versatility and dynamism. The Falcon represents the mountain regions of the Himalayas, South and Central Asia and symbolises precision, grace, strength, vision, speed, sportiness and endurance.

 

OCA motto: “Ever Onward” 
The flag of the Olympic Council of Asia is white with the OCA emblem embroidered on it. All symbols of the Olympic Council of Asia are OCA unique property that cannot be used without prior consent of the Olympic Council of Asia.

Olympic Council of Asia 
P.O. Box 6706 Hawalli 
Zip Code 32042 
Kuwait 

Telephone: +965 22274277,+965 22274288,+965 22274299 
Fax: +965 22274280,+965 22274290 
Email: info@ocasia.org 
Website: www.ocasia.org


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