The Asian Games

The Asian Games is considered the second largest multi-sport competition in the world (after the Olympic Games). The Asian Games are officially known as Asiad. The Games were first held in 1951. The Asian Games were last held in Incheon in South Korea in 2014, then held in Jakarta Indonesia in 2018.

At the 2014 Asian Games, there were 36 total sports included in the program, comprising 28 Olympic Events and 8 Non-Olympic Events. See more on the Asiad sports.

Other Regional Events - there are many Asian events

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oriental games trials Trials for the Oriental Games,
a precursor to the Asian Games
(credit: public domain)

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