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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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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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Sania Mirza at the 2010 U.S. Open
Sania Mirza is a professional Indian tennis player and as of April 11, 2011, ranked No. 73 in the singles and No. 29 in the doubles ranking of Women's Tennis Association (WTA). She began her tennis career in 2003 and reached career high ranking of World No. 27 on August 27, 2007. She is the first ever Indian to break into the top 30 WTA rankings. In the 2006 Asian Games, she won gold at mixed doubles event and two silvers in singles and team events. She participated in the 2010 Asian Games and won silver in mixed doubles and a bronze in singles. She is well-known for her powerful forehand ground strokes.

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1982 Asian Games medals distribution, showing participating NOCs with:   at least one gold medal,   at least one silver medal and   at least one bronze medal.

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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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History Far Eastern Games
Games 1951 New Delhi • 1954 Manila • 1958 Tokyo • 1962 Jakarta • 1966 Bangkok • 1970 Bangkok • 1974 Tehran • 1978 Bangkok • 1982 New Delhi • 1986 Seoul • 1990 Beijing • 1994 Hiroshima • 1998 Bangkok • 2002 Busan • 2006 Doha • 2010 Guangzhou • 2014 Incheon  • 2018 Jakarta
Nations that have competed Afghanistan • Bahrain • Bangladesh • Bhutan • Brunei • Cambodia • China • Chinese Taipei • Hong Kong • India • Indonesia • Iran • Iraq • Israel • Japan • Jordan • Kazakhstan • Kuwait • Kyrgyzstan • Laos • Lebanon • Macau • Malaysia • Maldives • Mongolia • Myanmar • Nepal • North Korea • Oman • Pakistan • Palestine • Philippines • Qatar • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • South Korea • Sri Lanka • Syria • Tajikistan • Thailand • Timor-Leste • Turkmenistan • United Arab Emirates • Uzbekistan • Vietnam • Yemen
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