Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a multi-continental sports event held once in every four years. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. Sheikh Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was first president of Olympic Council of Asia which is the organizing authority of Asian Games. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah is second president of OCA. Asian Games of 1970 are marked the first time the Games have a Television Broadcasting throughout the world.
- History of Asian Games
- List of Asian Games
- Year-wise Held-on
History of Asian Games
In between 11 years, from 1913 to 1934, a sports gathering was in existence known as Far Eastern Championship Games in which Japan, Philippine and China took part. These sports meet were first held in Manila in 1913. Till 1934, eleven Far Eastern Games were held. But, against the backdrop of second Sino-Japanese War, and inclusion of Manchu Empire as a competitor nation of Japanese face, China removed itself from participation in Games. This way organization was ultimately discontinued.
Formation of Asian Games
The seeds of the formation of Asian Games were sown after Second World War, when many Asian countries became independent. These countries desired to express a new type of Asian dominance to the world through a strong mutual understanding. Summer Olympics of 1948 brought such type of a chance, when Chinese and Philippians sportsmen again raised the idea of Far Eastern Championship Games. Here Guru Dutt Sondhi played an important role and brought the idea of having a wholly new sporting event, later which came to be Asian Games. On Feb 13, 1949, the Asian Athletic Federation was formally set-up in New Delhi, alongside the name Asian Games Federation.
Changes after Formation
After 1962, the Asiads were hit by several crises. Many times host nations refused to permit the participation of others due to political, war and religious issues. Even some times nations refused to host the Games due to financial problems. Due to the series of crises, National Olympic Committee in Asia revised the constitution of the Asian Games Federation and thus Olympic Council of Asia was born in November 1981. OCA formally supervised the Games starting with 1986 Asiads in South Korea.
Taiwan, Palestine, Hong Kong, and Macau participate in the Asian Games according to membership in OCA. Taiwan participates under the flag of Chinese Taipei. Macau is allowed to compete as one of the NOCs in Asiads, despite not being recognized by the IOC for participation in Olympic Games. India, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Thailand are the Only nations have competed in all editions of Asiads.
Member Nations of Asian Games
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordon, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yeman
India in Asian Games
List of Asian Games
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