Asian Games

asiangames-2014 The 2014 Asian Games is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by Olympic Council of Asia.

It is scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea from September 19th - October 4th, 2014, with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines set to feature in the Games represented by 9,501 Athletes.

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Spectacular Fireworks End 16th Asian Games

Guangzhou : The skies lit up with dazzling fireworks as an emotional China brought the curtains down on the biggest Asian Games in a riot of colour, foot-tapping music and a cultural extravaganza at the Haixinsha Island on the Pearl River.

All-time medal table in Asian Games

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 1,342 900 653 2,895
2 Japan 957 980 913 2,850
3 South Korea 696 606 761 2,063
4 Iran 159 161 175 495
5 Kazakhstan 140 141 200 481
6 India 139 178 285 602
7 Thailand 121 159 233 513
8 North Korea 98 132 166 396
9 Chinese Taipei 82 125 255 452
10 Philippines 63 112 215 390
11 Uzbekistan 63 96 114 273
12 Indonesia 60 95 203 358
13 Malaysia 56 88 132 276
14 Pakistan 44 63 93 200
15 Singapore 37 55 101 193
Total 4,313 4,295 5,136 13,744

Asian Game History

  Deep Rooted in the Far East Championships, the modern 'Asian Games' was founded in 1951 inspired by the sports and games competition between China, Japan and the Philippines between 1913-34. These Asian Games were organised by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) till on December 5, 1982 when the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) came into existence in New Delhi during the IX Asian Games.

  The primary goal of this organization, Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is to promote and propagate the importance of an Asian identity and foster unity amongst Asians through sports and games. The Asian Games truly represent the Games of Asia in every four years. In 1951 in New Delhi, India; Asian Games had 11 nations and 489 athletes in competition. The Asian Games were organised at a number of places like Manila, Tokyo, Jakarta, Bangkok, Tehran, Seoul, Beijing, Hiroshima and Busan.

  The emblem of the Asian Games consists of the five Olympic Rings (which were added in 1983) and an Orange Sun at the top. Whereas the Olympic rings boast of its grandeur that resembles to the Olympics, the Orange Sun represents the warmth inherent in the Asians. The Olympic Council of Asia is thus committed to develop the physical and moral faculties of the Asian Youth though friendship, international respect and the goodwill amongst the member countries.

Venues of the SAF Games

Year Games Host Dates Nations Athletes Sports Events
1951 I New Delhi, India 4–11 March 11 489 6 57
1954 II Manila , Philippines 1–9 May 19 970 8 76
1958 III Tokyo ,Japan 24 May – 1 June 16 1,820 13 97
1962 IV Jakarta , Indonesia 24 August – 4 September 12 1,460 13 120
1966 V Bangkok , Thailand 9–20 December 16 1,945 14 143
1970 VI Bangkok , Thailand 24 August – 4 September 16 2,400 13 135
1974 VII Tehran,Iran 1–16 September 19 3,010 16 202
1978 VIII Bangkok , Thailand 9–20 December 19 3,842 19 201
1982 IX New Delhi , India 19 November – 4 December 33 3,411 21 199
1986 X Seoul , South Korea 20 September – 5 October 27 4,839 25 270
1990 XI Beijing , China 22 September – 7 October 36 6,122 29 310
1994 XII Hiroshima , Japan 2–16 October 42 6,828 34 337
1998 XIII Bangkok , Thailand 6–20 December 41 6,554 36 376
2002 XIV Busan , South Korea 29 September – 14 October 44 7,711 38 419
2006 XV Doha , Qatar 1–15 December 45 9,520 39 424
2010 XVI Guangzhou , China 12–27 November 45 9,704 42 476
2014 XVII Incheon , South Korea 19 September – 4 October 45 9,501 36 439
2018 XVIII Jakarta , Indonesia 18 August - 2 September Future event

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