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Asian Games

The largest multi-sport event on the Asian continent.


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Asian Games or Asiad are a multi-sport event taking place every four years among the athletes from all over the Asia. The Games are recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. During the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, a conversation between sportsmen from China and the Philippines raised the idea of restoring the Far Eastern Games. However, the Indian IOC representative Guru Dutt Sondhi thought that the restoration of the Games would not be sufficient to show the spirit of unity and level of achievement in Asian sports, so proposed to sports leaders the idea of having discussions about holding a wholly new competition — the Asian Games. First Asian Games held in Delhi in 1951, since then Games have been held every fourth year.

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Karate WC Tampere 2006, Men's heavyweigt final Marko Luhamaa (318) vs Mohanad Mohamed (072)
Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from indigenous fighting methods called te (, literally "hand"; Tii in Okinawan) and Chinese kenpō. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. Grappling, locks, restraints, throws, and vital point strikes are taught in some styles. Today karate is practiced for self-perfection, for cultural reasons, for self-defense and as a sport. In 2005, in the 117th IOC voting, karate did not receive the necessary two- thirds majority vote to become an Olympic sport. But it is a regular sport of Asian Games since 1994. Web Japan (sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs) claims there are 50 million karate practitioners worldwide.

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Nicol Ann David (born August 26, 1983) is a Malaysian female professional squash player. She is currently ranked world number 1 in women's squash, and is the first Asian woman to achieve this. She won the British Open title in 2005, 2006 and 2008, as well as the World Open title in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Nicol is the first squash player to have won the World Junior title twice; in 1999 and 2001 under the tutelage of Richard Glanfield. Nicol joined WISPA and turned professional in 2000 when she won her first WISPA title, after only a month in the tour. On June 7, 2008, Nicol David was honoured with the Order of Merit (Darjah Bakti) or D.B. She was the first recipient of the award which was established on June 26, 1975. Nicol has won three golds (1998, 2006, 2010) and one silver (2002) in the singles event of squash in the Asian Games. She was also a member of the gold medalist Malaysian team in 2010 Asiad in Guangzhou.

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The 2010 Asian Games was a multi-sport event celebrated in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010. Guangzhou was the second Chinese city to host the Games, after Beijing in 1990. A total of 9,704 athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 476 events from 42 sports and disciplines (28 Olympic Sports and 14 non-Olympic Sports), making it the largest event in the history of the Games. It was also the last edition of the Games to have featured such a larger amount of events, as the OCA have enforced new hosting rules for future Games, beginning with the 2014 Games.

Guangzhou was awarded the right to host the Games on July 1, 2004, as the sole bidding city. This came after the withdrawal of several cities, Amman, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul. A total of 53 venues were used to host the events including 11 constructed for use at the Games. The opening and closing ceremonies were held along the Pearl River in Haixinsha Island, and was the first time in history that the opening ceremony for a major sports event was not held inside a stadium. The final medal tally was led by traditional powerhouse China, followed by South Korea and third place Japan. China set a new Games record with 199 gold medals. The President of Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah hailed the Games as "outstanding" and "one of the best ever".

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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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