How many Times has India hosted the Asian Games?

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Updated on: November 9th, 2023

India has hosted the Asian Games two times now. The first edition of the Asian Games was hosted by India in 1951. At the same time, the 2nd time was hosted in 1982. The Asian Games, also known as Asiad Games, are organized by the International Olympic Committee. India served as the host nation for the inaugural edition of the games, which were held in 1951.

Asian Games Hosted by India

Athletes from Asia compete in the continental multi-sport Asian Games, usually called Asiad, every four years. Up to the 1978 Games, the Asian Games Federation (AGF) oversaw the competition. The inaugural games were held in New Delhi, India. Following the dissolution of the Asian Games Federation, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) since the 1982 Games.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the Games, which are ranked as the second-largest multisport event after the Olympic Games. The Asian Games have been held in nine different countries.

  • India has competed in the Asian Games every year since they began in 1951 and is a member of the South Asian Zone of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
  • The International Olympic Committee recognized the Indian Olympic Association as India’s National Olympic Committee in the same year it was founded in 1927.


How many times has India hosted the Asian Games?

There have been two instances when India hosted the Asian Games. The first was in 1951, and the other was in 1982. The Asian Games Federation was established on February 13, 1949, in New Delhi, with India as one of its original five founding members. The Games are regarded as the second-largest multi-sport event after the Olympics and are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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