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date: 20 October 2019

Asian Games 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Daniel BellDaniel BELL, Hai RenHai REN

The Asian Games are the premier multi-sport festival in Asia and the second largest festival (after the Summer Olympics) in the world. They are held every four years in a different Asian nation and are open to athletes from forty-five nations across Asia. The sports contested include both Olympic and non-Olympic sports. Recent games have been dominated by China, South Korea, and Japan. The number of female athletes and of events for women have increased slowly and steadily over the years. The games are an important symbol of Asian identity and economic and political influence in the world. ...

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