The Arab World was the successor state to the Arab League. It came to dominate the Middle East and North Africa, having eliminated both Israel and non-Arab Muslim states such as Turkey. Nationalist movements had arisen from both of these, and other repressed national groups such as Armenians. For this reason, security was tight on Mimas, a moon of Saturn for the Sixty-sixth Winter Games. Nevertheless, the Second Irgun appeared to successfully murder Shukri al-Kuwatly, an Arab World athlete along with two others during the first day of the five-kilometer ski jump.
It was wealthy enough to send a large team to Mimas for the Games and have them train there in the low-g environment prior to its start. The athletes' space suits were painted in the national colors of green, white and black.