12th South Asian Games 2016: India finish on top with 308 medals

Date: February 17, 2016

Nepal Afghanistan Bangladesh Bhutan India

The 12th South Asian Games 2016 title has been clinched by India with 188 gold, 99 silver and 30 bronze medals. The Games were held at Guwahati and Shillong, India from 5 February to 16 February 2016.


The Mascot:- Tikhor, a rhino calf as a sharp, naughty, sporty, and modern boy declared as the mascot for the 12th South Asian Games.

The logo  – a flower with eight petals representing the eight participating nations.

Theme Song of 12th South Asian Games is "Ei Prithibi Ek Krirangan" which literally translates to "The world is a playground" was written by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika (1926–2011) a notable personality of India.

The event is presently joined by the eight South Asian countries namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. 

The South Asian Games, a multi-sport event, is the regional Games of the Olympic Council of Asia. Since it was first hosted by Kathmandu, Nepal in the year 1984, except for few occasions the event is taking place every alternate year. This mega multi-national sports event is held among the athletes of the South Asian countries in various locations across the region.

The venue for 2019 South Asian Games will be hold in Kathmandu, Nepal.