History of Asian Games:

The Asian Games is a competition held every four years in which only players from different countries of Asia participate. Asian Games is also known as Asiad. These games are regulated by the Asian Olympic Council under the supervision of the International Olympic Council. Gold medals are awarded for first place, silver for second and bronze for third in each competition, a tradition that began in 1951.

The first Asian Games were organized in New Delhi, India, India again hosted these games in the year 1982. The 16th Asian Games were held from November 12 to November 27, 2010, hosted by Guangzhou, China. The 17th Asian Games was held from 17 September to 04 October 2014 in Incheon, South Korea.

Asian Games 2030:

The 2030 Asian Games, also known as the 21st Asian Games, is a multi-sport event scheduled to be held in 2030.

Asian Games 2026:

The 2026 Asian Games is a multi-sport event that will be held in Nagoya, Japan from 18 September to 3 October. Nagoya will be the third city in Japan to host the Games after Tokyo in 1958 and Hiroshima in 1994.

Asian Games 2022:

The 2022 Asian Games, the 19th Asian Games, is a multi-sport event held in Hangzhou, China from 10 September to 25 September 2022. Hangzhou is the third city in China to host the Asian Games. Earlier Beijing has organized this competition in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010.

Asian Games 2018:

The 18th Asian Games was held from 18 August to 02 September in two cities named Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia. Indonesia hosted the second Asian Games, before that in 1962 Indonesia hosted the Asian Games in Jakarta. The next edition of the Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou, China from 10 to 25 September 2022 in the year 2022. Around 11,000 players from 45 countries participated in the 18th Asian Games. In this, players took part in 67 events of 40 sports.

It also included e-sports (video gaming) and keno polo for the first time. In this year's Asian Games, China won the most medals, China won 132 gold, 92 silver and 65 bronze medals. Japan and South Korea finished second and third respectively in terms of winning the most medals at the Asian Games 2018. India finished 8th in the medal tally of 18th Asian Games, India won 15 gold medals, 24 silver medals and 30 bronze medals

India's position in the 18th Asian Games:

India achieved many such achievements by performing brilliantly in the Asian Games 2018 which was never before in the history of the last 67 years of Asian Games. In the 18th Asian Games, Indian players performed brilliantly, winning a total of 69 medals including 15 gold, 24 silver and 30 bronze medals. With this performance, India broke its 2010 record for most medals. India had secured 65 medals in the 16th Asian Games held in Gwangju, China.

This included 14 gold, 17 silver and 34 bronze medals. With this, India has also equaled the record of winning the most gold medals in Asian Games. The Indian contingent has won 15 gold medals this year, before India won 15 gold medals in the 1951 Asian Games held in New Delhi.

Sports events in Asian Games:

Water Sports – Diving Cycling Rugby union
Water Sports – Swimming Dance games Sailing
Water sports – synchronized swimming Dragon yachts Sepactacrou
Jalkrida – Water Polo Horse riding Shooting
Archery Non-play Softball
Dangal Football Soft tennis
Badminton Golf Squash
Baseball Gymnastics Table tennis
Basketball Handball Taekwondo
Board games Hockey Tennis
Boxing Judo Volleyball
Dongian Kabaddi Lifting
Cricket Karate Wrestling
Cue games Roller games Wushu

Organizing Year of the Asian Games and List of Host Countries:

Organization Year Host Country
1951 New Delhi, India
1954 Manila, Philippines
1958 Tokyo, Japan
1962 Jakarta, Indonesia
1966 Bangkok, Thailand
1970 Bangkok, Thailand
1974 Tehran, Iran
1978 Bangkok, Thailand
1982 New Delhi, India
1986 Seoul, South Korea
1990 Beijing, China
1994 Hiroshima, Japan
1998 Bangkok, Thailand
2002 Busan, South Korea
2006 Doha, Qatar
2010 Guangzhou, China
2014 Incheon, South Korea
2018 Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia
2022 Hangzhou, China
2026 Japan
2030 Qatar or Saudi Arabia

Brief description about the Asian Games held in the year 2014:

The 17th Asian Games were held in Incheon, South Korea in 2014. They were held from 17 September to 4 October 2014. The 17th Asian Games concluded with a grand ceremony on Saturday 4 October 2014. During this, where there was a very tough fight between the participants for every medal, the spectators from the country and abroad enjoyed the competitions in a very friendly atmosphere. Finally, China once again managed to dominate the Asian Games with the highest number of medals (total medals - 342), while as usual, South Korea (total medals - 234) came second and Japan (total medals - 200) placed third. But ended the campaign. 14,000 players from 45 countries competed in 36 sports for 439 gold medals in the 17th Asian Games.

While 14 new world records were set in archery, weightlifting and shooting, a large number of sports records were also broken. China remained the leader of the Games in Asia, winning a total of 342 medals, including 151 gold medals. Host South Korea bagged a total of 234 medals, including 79 gold, while Japan bagged a total of 200 medals with 47 gold medals.

India's position in the 17th Asian Games:

India secured a total of 57 medals including 11 gold, 10 silver and 36 bronze in these games and finished eighth. India went to the 2010 Guangzhou Games with the intention of improving or equaling its 65 medal tally. The Indian contingent, however, won fewer medals than last time itself. India won 11 gold, which is 3 less than last time. Apart from this, he won a total of 57 medals including 10 silver and 36 bronze medals. India finished 8th in the medal tally, which is 2 places lower than the last China Games.

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In 1981, Rohini Khadilkar became the first woman Asian Chess Champion. She has won the Indian Women's Championship five times and the Asian Women's Championship twice. She was the first woman chess player to receive the Arjuna Award in 1980.

The first Asian Games were held in 1951 in New Delhi, India. This game is also known as "Delhi game". It was attended by 11 Asian countries and contributed to the competitions of various sports.

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