Olympic Council of Asia

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is the apex sporting body which controls all the sports in Asia. It is one of the five continental associations recognized by the IOC.
The main objective of the OCA is to develop sport, culture and education of Asian youth as well as to promote international respect, friendship, goodwill and peace through sports.

The OCA was formed in 1982 and has its permanent headquarters in Kuwait.

The decision to form the OCA was made in New Delhi during the Asian Games Federation Council meeting on the 26th November 1981. In this meeting the first constitution and rules were adopted and approved and were scheduled to commence after the 9th Asian Games.

The OCA was officially established on the 16th November 1982 in New Delhi, during the first General Assembly. At this time there were 34 member NOCs, these are referred to as founder members. 

Before the formation of the OCA, it was the duty of the Asian Athletic Federation who subsequently changed their name to the Asian Games Federation to organize the Asian Games. They were established in 1949 after World War 2 and recognized the new independent Asian Countries. The AGF did not have a permanent HQ and travelled to each host country where the Games were being held. As the objectives evolved so did the needs of the AGF who made the decision to amend their Constitution and Rules and form the OCA. 

The fundamental principles of the OCA is to help develop, in the youth of Asia, those moral and physical qualities that come from fair competition in sports and to promote the international respect, friendship and goodwill through the encouraging of holding Asian Championships and competitions. Hopefully this will stimulate interest in sport and physical recreation giving rise for the opportunity to influence and guide sports in a positive direction in all countries while promoting the development of the 

Olympic Movement and its noble ideals among Asian people.

It was determined that the main objectives of the OCA will be to apply and uphold the Olympic principles as defined in the Olympic Charter, to be the sole organization in overall charge of sports in Asia and the representative authority with all other bodies/authorities responsible for Olympic, Asian, Continental, International and World Games. Not only will the OCA help co ordinate with the hosting of the Asian, International and Regional Games, they will also be responsible to solve, as the supreme Asian Sports Organization, any sports problems that may arise among Asian countries or between them and others.

OCA Symbols

The OCA symbol is a bright sun in red with 16 rays and a white circle in the middle of the disc of the sun.

The OCA logo was officially approved and adopted during the 25th OCA GA held in Doha on 2nd of December 2006.The Council shall have its own Logo which will be as follows: The logo of the council will be a bright sun in red with 16 rays and a white circle in the middle of the disc of the sun encircled by the Asian Dragon and Falcon with the Olympic Rings beneath followed by the text Olympic Council of Asia. The Logo of the OCA represents the OCA’s personality of a «highly dynamic and challenging person»; a «Universal peaceful citizen» and a «Passionate Champion» The Dragon, found in East and South East Asia represents: Good fortune, abundance, success, power, courage, nobility, versatile and dynamic. The Falcon, found in the mountainous regions of Himalayas, South and Central Asia and also a big hobby in West Asia represents: Precision, grace, strength, loyalty, vision, speed, athletic and endurance.

The Motto of the Council is «Ever Onward».



The Flag of the Council will have a white background with no border. In the centre it will have a bright sun in red with 16 rays and a white circle in the middle of the disc of the sun encircled by the Asian Dragon and Falcon with the Olympic Rings beneath followed by the text Olympic Council of Asia.

All symbols are the sole property of the OCA and a registered trade mark of the Council and can be used in full or in part as per the requirement, with the prior approval of the President OCA.