The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every fourth year among athletes from all over Asia.

The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India in 1951, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after the breakup of the Asian Games Federation.

The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games.


The Asian Games motto is “Ever Onward” which was designed and proposed by Guru Dutt Sondhi upon the creation of the Asian Games Federation in 1949. The Asian Games symbol is a bright sun in red with 16 rays and a white circle in the middle of its disc which represents the ever glimmering and warm spirit of the Asian people.


The 2022 Asian Games , officially the 19th Asian Games also known as Hangzhou being held from 23 September to 8 October 2023 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

The ongoing edition of the quadrennial meet was originally scheduled for 2022 but was postponed by a year due to COVID-19.

As on Saturday, 30 September, India have won 35 medals at the Asian Games 2023, nine gold, 13 silver and 13 bronze.

China lead the overall Asian Games 2023 medals tally with 107 gold, ahead of Japan (28) and the Republic of Korea (27).


The emblem of the Games, “Surging Tides is designed to resemble a traditional hand fan from Zheijang, a running track, the Qiantang River tidal bore , and radio waves (symbolising wireless connectivity). The organising committee stated that the emblem was meant to reflect “the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics gathering momentum in the new era”, and “the unity, solidarity and development of the OCA.


Memories of Jiangnan

The three mascots of the Games, Congcong ,Lianlian and Chenchen are known collectively as the “Memories of Jiangnan