The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia.
The Games are organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). All 45 members affiliated to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) are eligible to take part in the Games.
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Chinese Taipei, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Board games, Bodybuilding, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cricket, Cue Sports, Cycling, Dancesport, Dragon Boat, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Kabaddi, Karate, Modern Pentathlon, Roller Sports, Rowing, Rugby Sevens, Sailing, Sepak Takraw, Shooting, Sport climbing, Softball, Soft tennis, Squash, Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo Tennis, Triathlon, Volleyball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu
2022 Asian Games
The Asian Games were held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018.
AFI will lobby for the inclusion of Footy 9s as a demonstration sport in the 2023 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China.
As an example of how the sporting landscape is changing, it has been announced that eSports will be an official medal sport at the 2023 Asian Games in China. The Olympic Council of Asia announced a partnership in 2017 with Alisports, the sports arm of Chinese online retail giant Alibaba, to introduce eSports as a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, with full-fledged inclusion in the official sporting programme at the Hangzhou Games in 2023.