All the Details you want to know about Asian Games

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(Last Updated On: December 31, 2016)

The Asian Games or ASIAD which was started in the year 1951 is called the biggest multi-national sporting event after the Olympics. Here are all the details you would want to know about Asian Games.

The Participating Nations in the Asian Games

Total 46 nations have participated in the Asian Games till now and since Israel was eliminated from the games in the year 1976, 45 countries are regularly participating in the games. Here is the list of the participating nations in the Asian Games.

  • Afghanistan
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  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Combodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong (Chinese Territory)
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Macau (Chinese Territory)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Timor – Leste
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Different Sports Presented in the Asian Games

  • Aquatics
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Board Games
  • Bodybuilding
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing
  • Cricket
  • Cue Sports
  • Cycling
  • Dance Sport
  • Dragon Boat
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastic
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Roller Sports
  • Rowing
  • Rugby Union
  • Sailing
  • Sepaktakraw
  • Shooting
  • Softball
  • Soft Tennis
  • Squash
  • Table Tennis
  •  Taekwondo
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Wushu

Leading Medal Winning Nations at the Asian Games

Since its inception, China has been the dominating nation at the Asian Games. China has been challenged by Japan in most of the Asian Games held till now, but even then Japan has not done enough to stop China running away with whopping 1191 Gold Medals and 2553 medals in total till the last Asian Games in 2010.

  • 43 Nations have won at least a medal in the Asian Games
  • Bhutan, Maldives and Timor – Leste has never won a medal in the Asian Games.
  • 34 nations have won at least a single gold medal in the Asian Games.
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Top 10 Medal Winning Nations of Asian Games (Gold – Silver – Bronze – Total)

  1. China 1191 – 792 – 570 – 2553
  2. Japan 910 – 904 – 836 – 2650
  3. South Korea 617 – 535 – 677 – 1829
  4. Iran 138 – 143 – 157 – 438
  5. India 128 – 168 – 249 – 545
  6. Kazakhstan 112 – 118 – 167 – 397
  7. Thailand 109 – 152 – 208 – 466
  8. North Korea 87 – 121 – 152 – 360
  9. Chinese Taipei 72 – 107 – 222 – 401
  10. Philippines 62 – 109 – 204 – 375
All the Details you want to know about Asian Games
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