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Asian Games

The largest multi-sport event on the Asian continent.


Asian Games

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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 were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.

In its history, nine nations have hosted the Asian Games. Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after their last participation in 1974.

The most recent games was held in Incheon, South Korea from 19 September to 4 October 2014, while the next games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from 18 August to 2 September 2018.

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The Far Eastern Championship Games (also known as Far East Games) was a small Asian multi-sport competition considered to be a precursor to the Asian Games. In 1912, E.S. Brown, president of the Philippine Athletic Association and Manila Carnival Games, proposed the creation of the "Far Eastern Olympic Games" to China and Japan. The first Far Eastern Championship Games was held in the Carnival Grounds in Manila, Philippine on February 4, 1913. Six countries participated in the eight day event: The Philippine Islands, Republic of China, Empire of Japan, British East Indies (Malaysia), Kingdom of Thailand and British crown colony Hong Kong. In 1915, the name changed to Far Eastern Championship Games and the governing association to Far Eastern Athletic Association when the event was held in Shanghai, China.

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Vijender Singh Beniwal (born October 29, 1985) is an Olympic Medalist Indian boxer from Kalwas, Bhiwani district in Haryana. Vijender practiced boxing at the Bhiwani Boxing Club where coach Jagdish Singh recognized his talent and encouraged him to take to professional boxing.

Vijender went on to compete at the sub-junior nationals where he won a silver medal for two years in succession. Having won medals in different competitions at the national level, Vijender was picked to train and compete at several international level competitions such as the 2004 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. At the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, he won the bronze medal after losing the semifinal bout against Kazakhstan's Bakhtiyar Artayev, and in 2010 Asian Games won a gold of middleweight after defeating Uzbek boxer Abbos Atoev in final. At the 2008 Olympics, he defeated Carlos Góngora of Ecuador 9–4 in the quarterfinals which guaranteed him a bronze medal—the first ever Olympic medal for an Indian boxer.

After this historic win, Vijender was given a number of awards, including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award—India's highest sporting honour. In 2009, he participated at the World Amateur Boxing Championships where he won the bronze medal. In the same year, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) announced Vijender as the top-ranked boxer in its annual middleweight category list with 2800 points. He is credited for bringing back the sport of boxing into the limelight in India.

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The 1951 Asian Games was a multi-sport event celebrated in Delhi, India, from 4 March to 11 March, 1951. A total of 489 athletes representing 11 Asian National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in 57 events from eight sports and discipline. The Games were the successor of the Far Eastern Games and the revival of Western Asiatic Games. On 13 February 1949, the Asian Games Federation was formally inaugurated in Delhi, with Delhi unanimously announced as the first host city of the Asian Games. Indian Olympic Association (IOA) member Guru Dutt Sondhi and HRH Yadavindra Singh played a significant role in the inception of Asian Games and in organising the 1951 Asiad. Organising committee of the Games invited almost all the Asian countries except Soviet Union and Vietnam.

National Stadium was used as the venue for all the events of Games. The official logo of the First Asiad depicted—a bright sun in red with 16 rays and a white circle in the middle of the disc of the sun and eleven rings—representing each participating nation, on a white background, symbolising peace. Japanese athletes won the most golds and overall medals, with 24 and 60 respectively, while the host nation India had the 15 golds and 51 overall medals with most bronzes (20) and finished at second spot in a medal table. However, the 1954 Asian Games were already planned for Manila, the Asian Games did not return to India until the 1982 Asian Games, some 31 years later.

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Jamsil Students' Gymnasium
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Jamsil Students' Gymnasium is an indoor sporting arena located in Seoul, South Korea, it hosted the boxing events at the 1986 Asian Games.

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