An Athletics competition was contested at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar from December 7 to December 12. Twenty-three events were contested for the men while 22 were on the slate for the women. Only the 3000 Meter Steeplechase was not contested for by the women. All track and field events were held at Khalifa International Stadium, and the racewalking and marathon took place at the Doha Venue: Doha Corniche, Khalifa International Stadium.
Fifty-five years later, the Doha 2006 Games represent the first time the Asian Games have visited the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and it is the second time that the Games have been held in the Middle East, after Tehran (Islamic Republic of Iran) in 1974.
Tennis were contested at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar from December 4 to December 14, 2006. Tennis had team, doubles, and singles events for men and women, as well as a Venue: Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.