Asian Games is a multisport events held after every four years within the Asian continent. Asian Games is also known as Asiad. The event was started from 1951 under the supervision of Asian Games Federation. From 1982 the event is organized by Olympic Council of Asia. It has its headquarters in Kuwait.
The first Asian Games was held at delhi, India in 1951. A total of 11 nations participated on that first events. This year the 17th Asian Games will be held on Incheon, South Korea with 45 Asian countries participation. The idea of Asian Games was first proposed by Guru Dutt Sondhi, Indian International Olympic Committee representative. The first mascot for the events was used in the 1982 Delhi Asian Games. The mascot was known as Appu, an Indian elephant. This year the mascot is known as Barame, Vichuon, and Chumuro, three spotted seals. Till now China has won the maximum numbers of medals. Bangkok host the event maximum numbers with 4 (1966, 1970, 1978 and 1998). In 1994, the event was first time held outside the capital city of the host country. That year the Asian Games was held in Hiroshima, Japan.