Asian Games

Abbreviation Asiad
Motto Ever Onward
First event 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, India
Occur every Four years
Last event 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, Indonesia
Purpose Multi-sport event for nations in Asia

List of Summer Asian Games

YearHost city(ies)Host countryOpened byOffice of openerStart dateEnd date
1951New DelhiIndiaRajendra PrasadPresident4 March11 March
1954ManilaPhilippinesRamon MagsaysayPresident1 May9 May
1958TokyoJapanHirohitoEmperor24 May1 June
1962JakartaIndonesiaSukarnoPresident24 August4 September
1966BangkokThailandBhumibol AdulyadejKing9 December20 December
1970BangkokThailandBhumibol AdulyadejKing9 December20 December
1974TehranIranMohammad Reza PahlaviShah1 September16 September
1978BangkokThailandBhumibol AdulyadejKing9 December20 December
1982New DelhiIndiaZail SinghPresident19 November4 December
1986SeoulSouth KoreaChun Doo-hwanPresident20 September5 October
1990BeijingChinaYang ShangkunPresident22 September7 October
1994HiroshimaJapanAkihitoEmperor2 October16 October
1998BangkokThailandBhumibol AdulyadejKing6 December20 December
2002BusanSouth KoreaKim Dae-jungPresident29 September14 October
2006DohaQatarHamad bin Khalifa Al ThaniEmir1 December15 December
2010GuangzhouChinaWen JiabaoPremier12 November27 November
2014IncheonSouth KoreaPark Geun-hyePresident19 September4 October
2018Jakarta-PalembangIndonesiaJoko WidodoPresident18 August2 September
2022HangzhouChina10 September25 September
2026Aichi-NagoyaJapan19 September4 October

Summer Sports

Current Sports

ArcheryAthleticsBadmintonBaseballBasketball
Board gamesBowlingBoxingCanoeing
Contract bridgeCricketCycling
Dragon boatDivingEquestrianFencingField hockey
FootballGolfGymnasticsHandballJudo
KabaddiKarateMartial art sportsParaglidingPencak Silat
Modern pentathlonRoller sportsRowingRugby sevensSailing
Sepak takrawShootingSport climbingSoftballSoft tennis
SquashSwimmingSynchronized SwimmingTable tennisTaekwondo
TennisTriathlonVolleyballWater poloWeightlifting
WrestlingWushuBeach VolleyballArtistic Swimming

Defunct Sports

BandyBodybuildingCue sportsDancesport

Most valuable player awar

YearAthleteSport
1998Koji ItoAthletics
2002Kosuke KitajimaSwimming
2006Park Tae-hwanSwimming
2010Lin DanBadminton
2014Kosuke HaginoSwimming
2018Rikako IkeeSwimming