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Asian Games

Post  IVY(3) on Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:08 am

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.

Sports

44 sports were presented in Asian Games history, including 2010 Games in Guangzhou.

Sport Years
Hockey since 1958
Judo since 1986
Kabaddi since 1990
Karate since 1994
Modern pentathlon 1994, 2002, 2010
Roller sports 2010
Rowing since 1982
Rugby union since 1998
Sailing 1970, since 1978
Sepaktakraw since 1990
Shooting since 1954
Softball since 1994
Soft tennis since 1990
Squash since 1998
Table tennis 1958–1966, since 1974
Taekwondo 1986, since 1994
Tennis 1958–1966, since 1974
Triathlon since 2006
Volleyball since 1958
Weightlifting 1951–1958, since 1966
Wrestling since 1954
Wushu since 1990

Aquatics since 1951
Archery since 1978
Athletics since 1951
Badminton since 1962
Baseball since 1994
Basketball since 1951
Board games since 2006
Bodybuilding 2002–2006
Bowling 1978, 1986, since 1994
Boxing since 1954
Canoeing since 1986
Cricket 2010
Cue sports since 1998
Cycling 1951, since 1958
Dancesport 2010
Dragon boat 2010
Equestrian 1982–1986, since 1994
Fencing 1974–1978, since 1986
Football since 1951
Golf since 1982
Gymnastics since 1974
Handball since 1982


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