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Asian Games

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Asian Games
Asian Games logo
Motto Ever Onward
First Event 1951 in Delhi, India
Occur every four years
Last Event 2010 in Guangzhou, China
Purpose Multi sport event for nations on the Asian continent

The Asian Games, officially known as Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1982 Games. Since the 1982 they have been organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the break up of the Asian Games Federation.[1] The Games are recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.[2][3]

In its history, only nine nations have hosted the Asian Games. 46 nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after their last participation in 1974.

Contents [hide]
1 History
1.1 Prior formation
1.2 Formation
1.3 Crisis, reorganisation, expansion
1.4 Future changes
2 Participation
3 Sports
4 Medal count
5 List of Asian Games
6 References
7 External links

[edit] History[edit] Prior formationBefore the Asian Games were held, there was a gathering known as the Far Eastern Games which was first mooted in 1912 between Empire of Japan, the Philippine Islands and China. The first Games were then held in Manila in 1913 and ten further gatherings were held until 1934. However, against the backdrop of the second Sino-Japanese War in 1934, in the face of Japan's insistence on including Manchu Empire as competitor nation in the Games, China announced its withdrawal from participation. The Games scheduled for 1938 were cancelled and the organisation was discontinued thereafter.

[edit] FormationAfter World War II, a number of Asian countries became...

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