Games
The Olympic Council of Asia organises five major multi-sports events to reflect the diverse sporting culture - and climate – throughout the continent.

The events give the opportunity to athletes in a wide variety of sports to represent their country or region in top-level competition and promote sport and a healthy lifestyle to all.
The Games
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Asian Games
The Asian Games are the oldest and most prestigious event in the OCA portfolio, dating back to the inaugural edition in 1951. Like the Olympic Games, the Asian Games are held every four years. The next Asian Games, in Incheon, Korea, in 2014, will be the 17th edition.

The Asian Games follow the sports programme of the Olympic Games, with swimming and athletics as the core sports, as well as featuring disciplines which reflect the diverse sporting culture of the continent such as sepaktakraw (South East Asia), kabaddi (South Asia) and wushu (East Asia).
Asian Winter Games
The Asian Winter Games are growing in popularity around the continent since the first two editions in Sapporo, Japan, in 1986 and 1990.

Japan has staged three of the seven Asian Winter Games to date, and will host the eighth edition in Sapporo in 2017. China, Korea and Kazakhstan have also hosted the Asian Winter Games, the latter providing Astana and Almaty as co-host citites in 2011.

The popularity of winter sports, particularly ice hockey and figure skating, has resulted in countries with a tropical climate such as Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand competing on the ice.
Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games
OCA held the first Asian Indoor Games in 2005 in Bangkok, the second AIG in Macau in 2007 and the third AIG in Hanoi in 2009.

After three editions, however, OCA decided to merge the Asian Indoor Games with the Asian Martial Arts Games, which was held for the first - and, as it happened, the last – time in Bangkok in 2009.

This merger created the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which will be held every four years starting from 2013.

The 4th AIMAG will take place in Incheon, Korea, in 2013 as a test event for the 17th Asian Games in 2014, and the 5th AIMAG has already been awarded to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in 2017.

The Indoor Games feature popular, TV and viewer-friendly sports which are not on the Olympic Games programme, for example dance sport and electronic gaming (E-Sports).
 
  Asian Indoor Games
The Asian Indoor Games was a multi-sport variant established from the Asian Games by the OCA. The first games were held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005. These Games were developed to give the opportunity to compete and perform sports that are not included in summer Olympic sports program. The last edition held in Hanoi, Vietnam 2009.
 
  Asian Martial Arts Games
The Asian Martial Arts Games was a multi sport event developed by the OCA to create the opportunity for athletes to compete in various disciplines of martial arts. It is a new concept as the Olympics and other Games do not recognise the increasingly popular variations which are practiced around the world. The first ever Asian Martial Arts Games were hosted by Bangkok, Thailand on the 25th April until the 3rd May 2009
Asian Beach Games
The Asian Beach Games have proved to be a runaway success since the first edition in Bali, Indonesia, in 2008, and are held every two years to cope with the demand for hosting rights.

The relatively low costs of staging the beach sports festival, with temporary rather than permanent venues, and high potential for tourism and resort promotion and development have attracted massive interest from around the continent.

So much so that the OCA calendar is already booked through to 2016, with Haiyang, China (2012), Phuket, Thailand (2014) and Nha Trang, Vietnam (2016) following the host of the second Asian Beach Games, Muscat, Oman, in 2010.

Popular sports include beach soccer,beach volleyball and waterski / wakeboard.
Asian Youth Games
The first Asian Youth Games were held in Singapore in 2009, helping the hosts prepare to stage the first Youth Olympic Games run by the International Olympic Committee the following year.

The second edition of the Asian Youth Games, in Nanjing, China, in 2013, will serve a similar purpose ahead of the IOC’s second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014.

One of the most popular aspects of the first Asian Youth Games was the Culture and Education Programme in which young athletes could learn all about the other countries and regions thanks to exhibitions, games and performances.
News
28.10.2014
Phuket, Thailand: With the 17th Asian Games now in the history books of the Olympic Council of Asia, all eyes turn to the second major event of the year – the 4th Asian Beach Games at Phuket, Thailand.

The Games will run from N...

07.10.2014
By Yosimin Avazbekova, OCA Youth Reporter, Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: Being in Korea for the Asian Games was another unforgettable chapter in the pages of my life. The main thing that I realised was the unanimity - unanimi...

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