This is a list of sports played in the Asian Games and other major affiliated games organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. On 29 June 2009, the OCA announced major changes to the event lists in the five major events, in particular aiming to restrict each sport to be played in not more than one event, although exemptions may be made.[1] The first round of changes commenced with the 2014 Asian Games when the number of events was recommended to be restricted to 35 with 28 Olympic sports and up to a maximum of seven non-Olympic sports. Some events currently in the Asian Games programme may henceforth be relegated to the newly formed Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games which was first held in 2013 or to the Asian Beach Games.

Asian Games

The figures in each cell indicate the number of events for each sport contested at the respective Games; a bullet () denotes that the sport was contested as a demonstration sport.

Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

  Aquatics  Baseball  Basketball  Canoeing  Cycling  Gymnastics  Roller sports  Rugby union  Volleyball

Sport (Discipline) Body 51 54 58 62 66 70 74 78 82 86 90 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 26
World Asia
 
Artistic swimming AQUA AASF 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 X
Diving 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 4 4 8 10 10 10 10 10 X
Open water swimming 2 X
Swimming 8 13 21 21 23 24 25 29 29 29 31 31 32 32 38 38 38 41 41 X
Water polo 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 X
 
Archery WA WAA 4 4 12 4 4 4 4 4 4 8 8 10 X
Athletics WA AAA 33 30 31 32 34 35 35 39 40 42 43 43 45 45 45 47 47 48 48 X
Badminton BWF BA 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 X
 
Baseball WBSC BFA 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 X
Softball SA 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 X
 
3x3 basketball FIBA FIBA Asia 2 2 X
Basketball 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 X
 
Bodybuilding IFBB AFBF 8 8
Bowling IBF ABF 10 12 12 10 10 12 12 12 6
Boxing IBA ASBC 7 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 13 13 10 13 X
Bridge WBF APBF 6 3
 
Canoe polo ICF ACC
Slalom canoeing 4 4 4 4 X
Sprint canoeing 13 13 12 13 10 12 12 12 12 X
 
Chess FIDE ACF 3 4 4
Cricket ICC ACC 2 2 2
Cue sports WCBS ACBS 10 10 10 10
 
BMX freestyle UCI ACC X
BMX racing 2 2 2 2 X
Mountain biking 4 4 2 2 4 2 X
Road cycling 1 2 4 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 X
Track cycling 3 4 8 8 4 4 5 6 8 7 7 12 12 10 10 14 12 X
 
Dancesport WDSF DSA 10 2 X
Dragon boat IDBF ADBF 6 5 6
Equestrian FEI AEF 4 6 4 6 6 8 6 6 6 6 X
Esports IESF AESF 7 X
Fencing FIE FCA 8 8 8 10 8 10 12 12 12 12 12 12 X
Field hockey FIH AHF 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 X
Football FIFA AFC 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 X
Go IGF AGF 3 3
Golf IGF APGC 2 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 X
 
Artistic gymnastics FIG AGU 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 X
Rhythmic gymnastics 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 X
Trampoline 2 2 2 2 2 X
 
Handball IHF AHF 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 X
Jet ski UIM 4
Judo IJF JUA 8 16 16 14 16 16 16 16 15 15 X
Ju-jitsu JJIF JJAU 8 8 X
Kabaddi IKF AKF 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 X
Karate WKF AKF 11 11 11 13 13 13 12 14 X
Kurash IKA KCAO 7 7 X
Modern pentathlon UIPM AMPC 2 6 4 4 2 4 X
Paragliding FAI AFA 6
Pencak silat PERSILAT APSIF 16
 
Artistic roller skating WSK WSA 3 1
Inline freestyle skating 3
Roller speed skating 6 2 6
Skateboarding 4 4 X
 
Rowing WR ARF 4 8 14 12 11 13 10 14 14 15 14 X
 
Rugby sevens WR AR 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 X
Rugby union 1 1
 
Sailing WS ASAF 5 4 4 5 7 7 16 15 14 14 14 10 14 X
Sambo FIAS SUAO 4
Sepak takraw ISTAF ASTAF 2 1 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 X
Shooting ISSF ASC 6 6 5 14 14 22 22 22 30 40 34 34 42 44 44 44 20 33 X
Soft tennis ISTF ASTF 4 4 7 7 7 7 5 5 X
Sport climbing IFSC IFSC Asia 6 6 X
Squash WSF ASF 2 2 2 4 4 4 5 X
Surfing ISA ASF X
Table tennis ITTF ATTU 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 X
Taekwondo WT ATU 8 8 16 16 16 16 16 14 13 X
Tennis ITF ATF 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 X
Triathlon WT AST 2 2 3 3 3 X
 
Beach volleyball FIVB AVC 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 X
Volleyball 2 4 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 X
 
Weightlifting IWF AWF 7 7 8 8 8 27 10 10 10 19 19 15 15 15 15 15 15 14 X
Wrestling UWW UWW Asia 7 8 16 8 10 20 10 10 20 20 20 16 18 18 18 20 18 18 X
Wushu IWUF WFA 6 6 11 11 11 15 15 14 15 X
Xiangqi WXF AXF 2 3
 
Total events 57 77 112 120 140 135 200 199 196 269 308 337 377 419 424 476 439 465 481

Demonstration Asian Games sports

The following sports or disciplines have been demonstrated at the Asian Games for the years shown, but have never been included on the official Asian Games program:

Asian Winter Games

The figures in each cell indicate the number of events for each sport contested at the respective Games; a bullet () denotes that the sport was contested as a demonstration sport.

Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

  Skating  Skiing

Sport (Discipline) Body 86 90 96 99 03 07 11 17 25
World Asia
 
Bandy FIB 1
Biathlon IBU 3 3 6 6 6 7 7 7 4
Curling WCF 2 2 2 3
Ice hockey IIHF 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
 
Figure skating ISU ASU 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Short-track speed skating 8 10 10 10 10 8 8 8 9
Speed skating 9 9 9 9 9 10 12 14 14
 
Ski mountaineering ISMF ASMF 3
Ski orienteering IOF 8
 
Alpine skiing FIS ASF 4 4 4 6 4 4 6 4 2
Cross-country skiing 6 6 6 6 7 6 12 10 6
Freestyle skiing 2 2 2 6 4 11
Ski jumping 2 3 3
Snowboarding 3 2 6 6
 
Total events 35 33 43 43 51 47 69 64 64

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

The figures in each cell indicate the number of events for each sport contested at the respective Games; a bullet () denotes that the sport was contested as a demonstration sport.

Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

  Aquatics  Cycling  Kabaddi  Roller sports  Wrestling

Sport (Discipline) Body 05 07 09
(M)
09 13 17 21
World Asia
 
3x3 basketball FIBA FIBA Asia 2 2 2
Aerobic gymnastics FIG AGU 4 4 4
 
Beach water polo AQUA AASF 2
Short course swimming 40 30 30 30 30 30
 
Badminton BWF BA 5
Baseball5 WBSC BFA 1
Bowling IBF ABF 6 6 6 6 8
Boxing IBA ASBC 8
Cheerleading ICU ACU 4
Chess FIDE ACF 9 4 4 10 6
Cue sports WCBS ACBS 8 10 10 13 15
 
BMX freestyle UCI ACC 3 5 2
Indoor cycling 5 5
Track cycling 9
 
Dancesport WDSF DSA 12 12 10 10 11 14
Dragon & lion dance IDLDF DLDFA 6 6
Equestrian FEI AEF 3
Esports IESF AESF 3 6 6 4
Fencing FIE FCA 6
Finswimming CMAS AUF 8 16
Floorball IFF AOFC 2
Futsal FIFA AFC 2 2 2 2 2 2
Go IGF AGF 4
Indoor archery WA WAA 8
Indoor athletics WA AAA 26 26 26 25 27
Indoor hockey FIH AHF 1 2
Indoor rowing WR ARF 10
Judo IJF JUA 14
Ju-jitsu JJIF JJAU 7 25 20
 
Indoor kabaddi IKF AKF 1 2 2
Kabaddi 1
 
Karate WKF AKF 10 13
Kickboxing WAKO WAKO Asia 10 8 9 15 10
Kurash IKA KCAO 14 8 8 15 15
Mixed martial arts IMMAF AMMAF 20
Muaythai IFMA FAMA 17 9 15 9 9 14 21
Netball WN AN 1
Pencak silat PERSILAT APSIF 11 15 11
Pétanque FIPJP APSBC 4
Roller skiing FIS ASF 6
 
Inline freestyle skating WSK WSA 4
Roller freestyle skating 3 4 3
Skateboarding 2 2 5
 
Sambo FIAS SUAO 23 8
Sepak takraw ISTAF ASTAF 2 2 2 11
Shooting ISSF ASC 5
Shuttlecock ISF 6
Sport climbing IFSC IFSC Asia 4 4 6
Taekwondo WT ATU 16 18 20
Tennis ITF ATF 5
Volleyball FIVB AVC 2
Vovinam WVVF AVF 14
Weightlifting IWF AWF 16 14
 
Alysh UWW UWW Asia 24
Belt wrestling 28
Kazakh kuresi 3
Pahlavani wrestling 3
Turkmen goresh 26
Wrestling 22 18
 
Wushu IWUF WFA 11 8
Xiangqi WXF AXF 4 2
 
Total events 120 151 108 215 100 348 357

Demonstration Asian Games sports

The following sports or disciplines have been demonstrated at the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games for the years shown, but have never been included on the official Asian Games program:

Asian Beach Games

The figures in each cell indicate the number of events for each sport contested at the respective Games; a bullet () denotes that the sport was contested as a demonstration sport.

Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

  Air sports  Aquatics  Extreme sports  Triathlon

Sport (Discipline) Body 08 10 12 14 16
World Asia
 
3x3 basketball FIBA FIBA Asia 2 2 2 2
 
Paragliding FAI AFA 8 4
Paramotoring 4 4
 
Beach water polo AQUA AASF 1 1 1 1
Open water swimming 4 4 4 4
 
Beach athletics WA AAA 12 14
Beach flag football IFAF IFAF Asia 1
Beach handball IHF AHF 2 2 2 2 2
Beach kabaddi IKF AKF 2 2 2 2 2
Beach kurash IKA KCAO 8 10
Beach sambo FIAS SUAO 7 8
Beach sepak takraw ISTAF ASTAF 4 4 4 6 6
Beach soccer FIFA AFC 1 1 1 1 1
Beach volleyball FIVB AVC 2 2 2 2 2
Beach woodball IWbF AWbF 4 4 4 8 11
Beach wrestling UWW UWW Asia 4 6 8
Bodybuilding IFBB AFBF 6 6 5 7
Coastal rowing WR ARF 6
Dragon boat IDBF ADBF 6 6
 
Aggressive inline skating WSK AXF 3
BMX freestyle IBMXFF 4
Skateboarding ISF 3
 
Footvolley FIFv AFF 1
Jet ski UIM 4 4 6
Ju-jitsu JJIF JJAU 12 18
Muaythai IFMA FAMA 15 16
Pencak silat PERSILAT APSIF 8 18
Pétanque FIPJP APSBC 9 9
Roller speed skating WSK WSA 8
Sailing WS ASAF 6 6 2 9
Shuttlecock ISF 7
Sport climbing IFSC IFSC Asia 8 4
Squash WSF ASF 2
Surfing ISA ASF 5
Tent pegging ITPF ATPC 8
Triathle UIPM AMPC 3
 
Duathlon WT AST 3
Triathlon 2 2 3
 
Vocotruyen WFVV ASFVV 11
Vovinam WVVF AVF 9
Water skiing IWWF AWWF 6 4 13
 
Total events 71 52 49 165 172

Asian Youth Games

The figures in each cell indicate the number of events for each sport contested at the respective Games; a bullet () denotes that the sport was contested as a demonstration sport.

Disciplines from the same sport are grouped under the same color:

  Aquatics

Sport (Discipline) Body 09 13
World Asia
 
3x3 basketball FIBA FIBA Asia 2 2
 
Diving AQUA AASF 4 4
Swimming 32 30
 
Athletics WA AAA 28 34
Badminton BWF BA 3
Beach volleyball FIVB AVC 2
Bowling IBF ABF 8
Fencing FIE FCA 6
Football FIFA AFC 1 1
Golf IGF APGC 2
Handball IHF AHF 2
Judo IJF JUA 6
Rugby sevens WR AR 2
Sailing WS ASAF 5
Shooting ISSF ASC 4 8
Squash WSF ASF 4
Table tennis ITTF ATTU 4 2
Taekwondo WT ATU 4
Tennis ITF ATF 3
Weightlifting IWF AWF 9
 
Total events 90 122

See also

References

  1. ^ "Olympic Council of Asia : News". Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2010-11-21.