Asian Games Sports

The number of sports for each games has varied over time (see table of changes). There have also been many demonstration sports. At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, there were 462 medal events. Officially there are 40 sports, but some of those, like aquatics, are actually several sports under one unbrella term. Below we have listed all the disciplines that are usualy considered an individual sport. eSports will be featured as a demonstration sport in 2018 and is expected to be made a medal event for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.

Sports for 2018 (with the number of gold medals up for grabs)

Past Sports

There are many sports that were once part of the Asian Games, but are no longer included on the program. Here are a few of them:

Some sports have also appeared as demonstration sports.

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