The SAF games was first held in 1984 at Kathmandu, Nepal. The seven participating countries are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. The motto of SAF games is “Peace, Prosperity and Progress“. The games year 1986 edition was not staged as it was a year of Commonwealth and Asian Games.
|1989||Islamabad (Pakistan)||India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka|
|1991||Colombo (Sri Lanka)||India/Sri Lanka/Pakistan|
|1993||Dhaka (Bangladesh)||India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka|
|1995||Chennai (India)||India/Sri Lanka/Pakistan|
|1999||Kathmandu (Nepal)||India/Nepal/Sri Lanka|
|2006||Colombo (Sri Lanka)||India/Pakistan/Sri Lanka|