The Asian Games is the largest sporting event in Asia governed by the OCA. Since first launching in at New Delhi, India in 1951, which saw 11 nations compete, the Games have been played every three years across Asia’s largest cities and is now on the 17th edition.
This year’s Games, which is due to take place next year between September 19 and October 4 in the South Korean city of Incheon, is expected to feature nearly 10,000 athletes from 45 countries competing in 437 events across 36 sports. “Diversity Shines Here” is the official slogan of the Games and the Games’ mascots, three seals known as “Barame”, “Chumuro” and “Vichuon”, which means wind, dance and light, are expected to feature prominently in the promotion of the Games over the next 18 months.
The 4th Asian Beach Games took place in Phuket, in the south west of Thailand in November 2014. The two main venues for the Games were Patong Beach and Karon Beach.
The games took place from 14th-23rd November. The slogan for the 2014 Asian Beach Games was “Celebrate Charming Sunshine”.