Last modified: 2012-05-03 by zoltán horváth
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image by Zoltan Horvath, 03 May 2012
The Pan-Arab Games are a regional multi-sport event held between nations
from the Arab world. They are organized by the Union of Arab National
Olympic Committees. The first Games took place in 1953 in Alexandria, Egypt.
Intended to be held every four years since, political turmoil as well as
financial difficulties have made the event an unstable one. Women were first
allowed to compete in 1985.
Its flag is whte with its emblem placed in the middle of the flag. Main elements of the emblem are: green map of Arab countries, Olympic ring above the map, names of organization in Arabic and English, and its foundation date. The oval emblem is light blue inside, and outer part is divided yellow and black halves.
Image of flag:
Zoltan Horvath, 03 May 2012