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The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The games are regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Medals are awarded in each event, with gold for first place, silver for second and bronze for third, a tradition which started in 1951. The Asian Games are dominated by the People's Republic of China. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... Image File history File links Oca1. ... A multi-sport event is a competition in which athletes compete in a number of different sports. ... Athletics, also known as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member countries. ... Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ... The 1st Asian Games were held from March 4 to March 11, 1951 in New Delhi, India. ...


Competitors are entered by a National Olympic Committee (NOC) to represent their country of citizenship. National anthems and flags accompany the medal ceremonies, and tables showing the number of medals won by each country are widely used. In general only recognised nations are represented, but a few non-sovereign countries are allowed to take part. The special case of Taiwan was handled by having it compete as Chinese Taipei, due to the political status of Taiwan. National Olympic Committees are the national constituents of the worldwide olympic movement. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogizing the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nations government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... The tricolour flag of France A flag is a piece of cloth, often flown from a pole or mast, generally used symbolically for signalling or identification. ... Taiwan Strait area The controversy regarding the political status of Taiwan hinges on whether Taiwan, including the Pescadores (Penghu), should remain the effective territory of the Republic of China (ROC), become unified with the territories now governed by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), or become the Republic of...


Just recently, the 15th Asian Games was held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 to December 15, 2006. The 15th Asian Games, officially known as the XV Asiad, is Asias Olympic-style sporting event that was held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 to December 15, 2006. ... Doha (Arabic: ‎, translit: or ), population 400,051 (2005 census), is the capital of Qatar and is at , on the Persian Gulf. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

Far Eastern Championship Games

The Asian Games owes its origins to small Asian multi-sport competitions. The Far Eastern Championship Games were created to show unity and cooperation among three nations: Empire of Japan, the Philippine Islands and the Republic of China. The first games were held in Manila in 1913. Other Asian nations participated after it was organized. It was discontinued in 1938 when Japan invaded China and consequently annexed the Philippines which led to the expansion of World War II in the Pacific. Far Eastern Championship Games Logo The Far Eastern Championship Games (also known as Far East Games) was a small Asian multi-sport competition considered to be a precursor to the Asian Games. ... Anthem: Kimi Ga Yo Imperial Reign Slogan: Fukoku Kyohei Enrich the Country, Strengthen the Military Imperial Japan at its fullest extent during World War II Capital Tokyo Language(s) Japanese Korean (in the Korean Peninsula) Government Constitutional monarchy Emperor  - 1852-1912 Meiji Emperor HIM Mutsuhito  - 1912-1926 Taisho Emperor HIM... The Philippine islands is a commonly mistaken description for the Philippines. ... Today the country officially known as the Republic of China (ROC) is commonly known by the international community as Taiwan and occasionally as Chinese Taipei. It should not be confused with the other country officially known as the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), which is commonly known as China. ... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead...


Formation of the Asian Games

After World War II, a number of Asian countries became independent. Many of the new independent Asian countries wanted to use a new type of competition where Asian dominance should not be shown by violence and should be strengthened by mutual understanding. In August 1948, during the 14th Olympic Games in London, Indian IOC representative Guru Dutt Sondhi proposed to sports leaders of the Asian teams the idea of having discussions about holding the Asian Games. They agreed to form the Asian Athletic Federation. A preparatory committee was set up to draft the charter for the Asian amateur athletic federation. In February, 1949, the Asian athletic federation was formally formed and used the name Asian Games Federation. It was decided to hold the first Asian Games in 1951 in New Delhi, the capital of India. They added that the Asian Games would be regularly held once every four years. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... (Redirected from 1948 Olympic Games) There were two Olympic Games in the year 1948: 1948 Summer Olympics 1948 Winter Olympics This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Asian Games Federation (AGF) Guru Dutt Sondhi was the determined dream of its founder, the Late Mr. ... New Delhi   (Hindi: , Punjabi: , Urdu: ‎) is an urban area within the metropolis of Delhi, and the capital city of the Republic of India, as well as the seat of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. ...


Reorganization of the Federation

In 1962, the Federation had a disagreement over the inclusion of Republic of China and Israel. Asian Games host Indonesia opposed the participation of Republic of China (due to the existence of People's Republic of China) and Israel. In 1970, South Korea dropped its plan to host the games due to security threats from North Korea, forcing previous host Thailand to administer the games in Bangkok using the funds of South Korea. In 1973, the Federation had another disagreement after U.S. and other countries formally recognized the People's Republic of China and Arab nations' opposition to Israel. In 1977, Pakistan dropped its plan to host the games due to conflicts with Bangladesh and India. Thailand offered to help and the games were held in Bangkok. Today the country officially known as the Republic of China (ROC) is commonly known by the international community as Taiwan and occasionally as Chinese Taipei. It should not be confused with the other country officially known as the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), which is commonly known as China. ... Chakri Mahaprasad Hall The Bangkok Skytrain at sunset on Thanon Narathiwat Ratcha Nakharin with the Empire Tower in the background. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Chakri Mahaprasad Hall The Bangkok Skytrain at sunset on Thanon Narathiwat Ratcha Nakharin with the Empire Tower in the background. ...


Due to events happened, the Asian NOCs decided to revise the constitution of the Asian Games Federation. A new association, named Olympic Council of Asia, was created. India was already scheduled to host the 1982 Games and OCA decided not to drop the old AGF timetable. OCA formally supervised the games starting from the 1986 Asian Games in South Korea. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is a governing body of sports in Asia, currently with 45 member countries. ...


In the succeeding games, Taiwan (Republic of China) was readmitted but OCA decided to follow the standards of the IOC for Taiwan to use the name Chinese Taipei. The OCA also agreed to permanently exclude Israel as its member and requested the country to join into European competitions.


Western Expansion

In the 1994 Asian Games, despite opposition from other nations, OCA admitted the former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan. Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан) is a country in Central Asia. ...


List of Asian Games

Map of Asian Games locations (including 2010)
Map of Asian Games locations (including 2010)
Year Games Host City Country
1951 I New Delhi India
1954 II Manila Philippines
1958 III Tokyo Japan
1962 IV Jakarta Indonesia
1966 V Bangkok Thailand
1970 VI 1 Bangkok Thailand
1974 VII Tehran Iran
1978 VIII 2 Bangkok Thailand
1982 IX New Delhi India
1986 X Seoul South Korea
1990 XI Beijing China
1994 XII Hiroshima Japan
1998 XIII Bangkok Thailand
2002 XIV Busan South Korea
2006 XV Doha Qatar
2010 XVI Guangzhou China
2014 XVII Will be announced in April 2007

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List of sports

These are the sports that have been and will be played at the Asian Games, with the years they played.

  • Athletics – All
  • Archery – 1978 → Present
  • Badminton – 1962 → Present
  • Baseball – 1994 → Present
  • Basketball – All
  • Billiards & Snooker – 1998 → Present
  • Bodybuiding – 2002 → Present
  • Bowling – 1978, 1986 → Present
  • Boxing – 1954 → Present
  • Canoeing – 1982 → Present
  • Chess – 2006 → Present
  • Cycling – 1951, 1958 → Present
  • Equestrian – 1982 → Present
  • Fencing – 1974 → 1978, 1986 → Present
  • Football – All
  • Golf – 1982 → Present
  • Gymnastics – 1974 → Present
  • Handball – 1982 → Present
  • Hockey – 1958 → Present
  • Judo – 1986 → Present
  • Kabaddi – 1990 → Present
  • Karatedo – 1994 → Present
  • Modern Pentathlon – 1994, 2002
  • Rowing – 1990 → Present
  • Rugby – 1998 → Present
  • Sailing – 1978 → Present
  • Sepaktakraw – 1990 → Present
  • Squash – 1998 → Present
  • Shooting – 1954 → Present
  • Softball – 1990 → Present
  • Soft tennis – 1994 → Present
  • Swimming – All
  • Table tennis – 1958 → Present
  • Taekwondo – 1986 → Present
  • Tennis – 1958 → Present
  • Triathlon – 2006
  • Volleyball – 1958 → Present
  • Weightlifting – 1951 → 1958, 1966, 1974 → Present
  • Wrestling – 1954 → Present
  • Wushu – 1994 → Present
  • Yachting – 1986

Badminton had its debut at the Asian Games in 1962. ... Basketball was an Asian Games sport since the 1951 edition. ... Football (soccer) was an Asian Games sport since the 1951 edition. ...

See also

The 15th Asian Games, officially known as the XV Asiad, is Asias Olympic-style sporting event that was held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 to December 15, 2006. ... The total medal count for all Asian Games from 1951 to 2006 is tabulated below. ... Categories: ‪Sports stubs‬ | ‪Asian Indoor Games‬ ... The Southeast Asian Games (also known as the SEA Games), is a biannual multi-sport event involving participants from the current 11 countries of Southeast Asia. ... The East Asian Games is a multi-sport event held every four years since 1993 among athletes from East Asian countries. ... The West Asian Games were first organised in Tehran, Iran and were considered the first of their kind. ... South Asian Games(also known as SAF Games or SAG & formerly known as South Asian Federation Games) are a bi-annual multi-sport event held in South Asia. ...

External links



Far Eastern Championship Games
Manila 1913 | Shanghai 1915 | Tokyo 1917 | Manila 1919 | Shanghai 1921 | Osaka 1923 | Manila 1925 | Shanghai 1927 | Tokyo 1930 | Manila 1934 | Osaka 1938 (cancelled)
Asian Games
New Delhi 1951 | Manila 1954 | Tokyo 1958 | Jakarta 1962 | Bangkok 1966 | Bangkok 1970 | Tehran 1974 | Bangkok 1978 | New Delhi 1982 | Seoul 1986 | Beijing 1990 | Hiroshima 1994 | Bangkok 1998 | Busan 2002 | Doha 2006 | Guangzhou 2010 | 2014
Winter Asian Games
Sapporo 1986 | Sapporo 1990 | Harbin 1996 | Kangwon 1999 | Aomori 2003 | Changchun 2007 | Almaty 2011 | 2015
Asian Indoor Games
Bangkok 2005 | Macau 2007 | Hanoi 2009 | 2011
Asian Beach Games
Bali 2008 | Oman 2010 | Haiyang 2012 | Boracay 2014
Other articles
Asian Games medal count | East Asian Games | South Asian Games | Southeast Asian Games | West Asian Games

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