Athletes from all around Asia compete in the continental multi-sport Asian Games, usually referred to as the Asiads, every four years. The Asian Games Federation (AGF) oversaw its regulation from the first games until 1978. It was initially staged in 1951 in New Delhi, India. The Asian Games Federation was dissolved after the 1982 Games, and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) took over as the event’s organizer. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the Games, which are regarded as the second-largest multisport event after the Olympic Games.
The Asian Games have been held by nine nations, and 46 countries have competed in the event, including Israel, which was a member of the Games until it was banned following its final appearance in 1974. The Games’ most recent iteration was held in Hangzhou, China.
The Asian Games and the Asian Para Games, a distinct competition for athletes with disabilities to participate alongside each other, are both managed by the host city as of 2010. Although the Asian Para Games are traditionally held shortly following the Asian Games, this does not guarantee that they will take place simultaneously just because they are being hosted in the same location.
The Far Eastern Championship Games were first suggested in 1912 as an attempt to find a common ground for China, the Philippines, and Japan. They were held before the Asian Games. In Manila, the first Far Eastern Games were held in 1913 with participation from six countries. They kept playing these games until 1934.
China was forced to declare its resignation from the games in 1934 as a result of the Second Sino-Japanese War and Japan’s insistence on adding the Manchu Empire as a competing nation. As a result, the 1938 Far Eastern Games were postponed, and the organization was dissolved.
After the Second World War, various Asian territories fell under the control of strong powers. Many of these nations aimed to show the strength of Asia without using force. The Far Eastern Games were revived after initial talks between China and the Philippines during the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. The Indian Olympic Association’s ambassador, Gurudatt Sondhi, thought that the restoration of the Far Eastern Games would sufficiently illustrate cooperation and success in the Asian Games. He suggested the creation of a brand-new event inside the Asian Athletic Federation that would become the Asian Games.
A preparatory group was formed to draft the charter for this new organization. The Asian Athletic Federation was formally established on February 13, 1949, and New Delhi was chosen as the host city for the inaugural Asian Games, which would take place in 1950.
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India demonstrated its skill on the eighth day of the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou by winning the gold medal in the men’s trap team shooting competition. Kynan Darius Chenai, Zoravar Singh Sandhu, and Prithviraj Tondaiman’s Indian squad won the team competition with a total of 361 points. In the individual qualifying rounds, Kynan placed first and Zoravar finished fourth, earning berths in the final.
In addition, India won the women’s trap team competition and Manisha Keer was the only competitor to get to the solo final. Aditi Ashok won a silver medal in the women’s individual golf competition, while India came in fourth place overall.
Parveen’s victory in the women’s 57kg boxing event earlier in the day gave India another medal. India has won an incredible 11 gold, 16 silver, and 14 bronze medals thus far in the competition. Squash, canoe sprint, and mixed doubles squash were among the ongoing activities that showcased India’s prowess, whereas kurash and athletics faced difficulties. Expectations for India’s sustained success were raised by the live updates for Day 8 that included the women’s hockey team, Nikhat Zareen’s boxing match, and track and field competitions.