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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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Sepak takraw or kick volleyball, is a sport native to the Malay-Thai Peninsula. Sepak takraw differs from the similar sport of volleyball in its use of a rattan ball and only allowing players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. It's a popular sport in whole South-East Asia and in north-east region of India. Earliest historical evidence from "The Sejarah Melayu" (Malay Annals) shows that the game was played in the 15th century's Malacca Sultanate. By the 1940s, the net version of the game had spread throughout Southeast Asia, and formal rules were introduced. This sport became officially known as 'sepak takraw'. "Sepak" is the Malay word for kick and "takraw" is the Thai word for a woven ball, therefore sepak takraw quite literally means to kick ball. In the 1990 Asian Games, Sepak takraw was played for first time and since then it's a regular competitive sport in each Asian Games.

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Lin Dan
Lin Dan is a badminton player from China. At the age of 27, Lin completed the "Super Grand Slam" or "Golden Grand Slam" by winning all the major titles in badminton world: Olympic Games, World Championships, Asian Games, All England Open, Asia Championships, World Cup, Thomas Cup and Sudirman Cup, the first and only player to achieve it. At the 2010 Asian Games he won two gold medals in badminton's singles and team event, also he was voted as Most Valuable Player of the Games.

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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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