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Asian Games

» The first Asian Games began on March 4,1951 in New Delhi.
» The Asian Games Association has choosen shining sun as its symbol.
» The AGF (Asian Games Federation) adopted 'Ever Onward', given by Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, as the motto of the Asian Games.
» The emblem of Asian Games is a 'bright full rising sun' with interlocking rings.
» The Maharaja of Patiala presented the Torch and the Flag for the first Asian Games and since then they have been carried from country to country.



ASIAN Games since 1951

Year Place No. of Countries No. of Sports No. of Players
1951 New Delhi (India) 11 6 491
1954 Manila (Philippines) 18 08 1021
1958 Tokyo (Japan) 23 13 1422
1962 Jakarta (Indonesia) 16 13 1545
1966 Bangkok (Thailand) 18 14 1945
1970 Bangkok (Thailand) 18 13 1752
1974 Tehran (Iran) 25 16 2869
1978 Bangkok (Thailand) 25 19 3000
1982 New Delhi (India) 33 21 3447
1986 Seoul (S. Korea) 27 25 3883
1990 Beijing (China) 37 27 4500
1994 Hiroshima (Japan) 42 34 7300
1998 Bangkok (Thailand) 41 38 7000
2002 Busan (S. Korea) 44 38 9919
2006 Doha (Qatar) 43 39 10000+
2010 Guangzou (China) 45 42 9704
2014 Incheon (South Korea) 45 36 9501

» 18th Asian Games will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018.




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