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Asian Games: History and List of host Countries

The Asian Games are also known as "Asiad". This is the biggest sporting event in Asia. The Asian Games, which symbolizes the mutual equality and unity of Asian countries, is a multinational sport event organized at the gap of every 4 years by members of the Asian Games Federation. Only Asian players can participate in this event.

The first Asian Games were organized in 1951 in New Delhi, India. Our country hosted these games in 1982 again.

Asian Games are organized by the Asian Olympic Council in the supervision of the International Olympic Council.

About 18th Asian Games

The 18th Asian Games kicked off in the Jakarta and Palembang cities of the Indonesia on 18th August 2018.

However, the Indonesian city Jakarta has already organised these games in 1962 earlier. There are 8 new games have been added in the 18th edition of Asian Games, so the total number of games became 40.  In the 18th Asiad 10 thousand players from the 45 countries will participate.

The motto of the 18th Asian games is "Energy of Asia".

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The Mascot of the 18th  Asian Games

This time three new mascots were introduced—-Bhin Bhin—a greater bird-of-paradise, Atung—a Bawean deer, and Kaka—a Javan rhinoceros, representing the Eastern, Central and Western regions of Indonesia.

The List of host Countries of Asiad is as follows;

S.N.

Year

Hosting Country

1.

1951

New Delhi, India

2.

1954

Manila, Philippines

3.

1958

Tokyo, Japan

4.

1962

Jakarta, Indonesia

5.

1966

Bankok, Thailand

6.

1970

Bankok, Thailand

7.

1974

Tehran, Iran

8.

1978

Bankok, Thailand

9.

1982

New Delhi, India

10.

1986

Seol, South Korea

11.

1990

Beijing, China

12.

1994

Hiroshima, Japan

13.

1998

Bankok, Thailand

14.

2002

Busan, South Korea

15.

2006

Doha, Qatar

16.

2010

Quanzhou, China

17.

2014

Incheon, South Korea

18.

2018

Jakarta, Palembang, Indonesia

19

2022

Hangzhou, China

Indian Performance in the Asian Games

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has finalised the list of 571 athletes for the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.
The flag bearer of this event from indian side will be Javelin Thrower "Neeraj Chopra".

In the 17th Asian Games held in Incheon (South Korea), India won a total of 57 medals including 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze medals and India had secured 8th place in the medal table.

While the Asian games-2010 held in the China's Guangzhou, India did its best performance and won total 65 medals, out of which 14 were gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals and secured the 6th place in the medal table.

Asian Games is dominated by China and its players won upto 151 gold medals, while India is still struggling to won 20 gold medals. This is a cause of concern for the whole country. Now its time for Indian sports association do make a sports friendly environment in the country so that the trend of pathetic performance of India can be checked immediately.

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