Asian Games

The Asian Games, formally well known as Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over the Asia. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. The 2010 Asian Games, also known as the XVI Asiad, are scheduled to take place in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010.
Guangzhou is the second city in China to host the Games after Beijing in 1990. A total of 476 events in 42 sports will be contested by athletes, making it the largest event in history of the Games. It will also be the last one to have presented such big events, as the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has enforced new hosting rules for future games, beginning with the 2014 Games.

Asian Games History

Asian Games, the comprehensive sports competition in Asia, is the biggest sports games in Asia, which is held by the member of Asian Sports Federation by turns. Just like such world-wide sports games as Olympics and World Cup, it is held every four years.

It was totally held for 10 times until 1937 when the world war broke out. In 1948, people from Asian sports circles who had taken part in Olympics gathered and suggested to resume the Far East Games in a way that it should be held every four years in a larger scale with a new name "Asian Games". Then the Asian Games will not clash with Olympics. In March of 1951, the first Asian Games was held in India's capital New Delhi with only 489 participants. Nowadays, Asian athletes have become a force to be considered with in the world sports world and are undoubtedly the country with great achievements in Sports and the outstanding one among Asia countries.
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