Asian Games for General Awareness

The Asian Games, sometimes referred to as Asiad, is a four-year continental multi-sport event that brings together participants from around the Asia. From the inaugural Games in New Delhi, India, to the 1978 Games, the Asian Games Federation (AGF) governed the competition. Following the breakup of the Asian Games Federation in 1982, the events have been organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognises the Games, which are considered as the second-largest multi-sport event in the world after the Olympic Games.

From August 18th to September 2nd, 2018, the latest games were hosted by Indonesia in Jakarta and Palembang. The next games will be conducted in Hangzhou, China, from September 10th to 25th, 2022. The Asian Games as well as the Asian Para Games, the latter of which is a competition for athletes with physical disabilities, are both organised by host cities. The Asian Para Games take place just after the Asian Games.

Candidates for different Government examinations should carefully read the material on the Asian Games provided because questions on this topic are regularly asked in the General Awareness segment, particularly the history and the list of Asian Games winners.

Aspirants of upcoming Government exams can uplift their preparation with 

Asian Games Notes PDF –Download PDF Here


Sport Disciplines
Aquatics Diving
Synchronized Swimming
Water polo
Baseball Baseball
Basketball Basketball
3×3 basketball
Board games Chess
Canoeing Slalom canoeing
Sprint canoeing
Traditional boat race
Cycling BMX racing
Mountain biking
Road cycling
Track cycling
Equestrian Dressage
Tent pegging
Gymnastics Artistic gymnastics
Rhythmic gymnastics
Martial art sports Jujitsu
Pencak Silat
Mechanical sports Jetski
Paragliding Paragliding
Roller sports Artistic roller skating
Roller speed skating
Rugby union Rugby union
Rugby sevens
Tennis Tennis
Soft tennis
Volleyball Volleyball
Nine-a-side volleyball
Beach volleyball
Wushu Taolu

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For more such important general awareness topics candidates can refer the links given for assistance:

Top Ten Medal Holding Countries

Out of a total of 44 nations that have since now participated in the Asian Games, China has the highest medal count followed by Japan and South Korea. India ranks 4th in terms of total medal count while Pakistan is not in the top ten.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 China 1473 994 720 3187
2 Japan 1032 1037 985 3054
3 South Korea 745 663 827 2235
4 Iran 179 181 197 557
5 India 155 201 316 672
6 Kazakhstan 155 158 244 557
7 Thailand 132 175 279 586
8 North Korea 110 144 179 433
9 Chinese Taipei 99 144 276 519
10 Indonesia 91 120 235 446

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Candidates can download the list of Asian Games Medal Count for the top ten countries given in PDF Format at the top and bottom of this article.

Candidates can check other similar topics given below:

Awards in India List of First in India List of IPL Winners
List of Nobel Prize Winners List of Stadiums List of Cricket World Cup Winners

Asian Games Interesting Facts

  • India had sent the final group of 572 participants to the 2018 Asian Games, out of a total of 800 participants. The number of Indian athletes competing is the most it has ever been in the Asian Games’ history since its inception.
  • The Asian Games 2018 event was the first time the games were held in two separate cities in the hosting country.
  • The inaugural Asian Games were held in 1951, and India’s capital New Delhi bears the honour of being the first nation to host the event. In that specific year, India finished second in overall medal count.
  • China is the best performing participant in the Asian Games’ history with a record of 1473 gold medals and 3187 total medals.

Online Quiz 2023

Asian Games Notes PDF –Download PDF Here

Note: Candidates can check out Previous Year Question Papers PDF with Solutions for deeper understanding and practice for the exam.

Only after the aspirants have a comprehensive understanding of the whole syllabus for the different governmental examinations can they begin their preparations in an organised manner. As a result, below is a list of resources they can refer to:

SSC Syllabus UPSC Syllabus Bank Exam Syllabus
RRB Syllabus LIC Syllabus UPSC CAPF Syllabus

Aspirants who are looking forward to applying for the Government exams must start their preparation and for any help or assistance can refer to BYJU’S and get the latest information, study material and tips for preparation.


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