Asian Youth Games
Official logo of the Games
First event2009 Asian Youth Games in Singapore
Occur every4 years
Last event2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China
Next event2025 Asian Youth Games in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

The Asian Youth Games, also known as AYG, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Asian Games.

The creation of the AYG is part of Singapore's bid to host the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. It was intended to show Singapore's organisational capabilities and infrastructure.[1]

In its history, two nations have hosted the Asian Youth Games. Forty-five nations have participated in the Games.

The last Games was held in Nanjing, China from 16 to 24 August 2013 and the next games will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2025.[2]

List of Asian Youth Games

Asian Youth Games is located in Asia
Host cities of the Asian Youth Games
Edition Year Host city Host nation Opened by Start date End date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top placed team Ref.
I 2009 Singapore  Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 29 June 7 July 43 1,237 9 90  China (CHN) [3]
II 2013 Nanjing  China Vice Premier Liu Yandong 16 August 24 August 45 2,404 16 122  China (CHN) [4]
2017 Hambantota  Sri Lanka Originally awarded to Hambantota, then awarded to Jakarta, eventually cancelled by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
2021 Shantou  China Originally awarded to Surabaya, then awarded to Shantou, eventually cancelled by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) due to COVID-19 pandemic [5]
III 2025 Tashkent  Uzbekistan Future event
IV 2029 Phnom Penh  Cambodia Future event [6]


See also: Asian Games sports § Asian Youth Games

Officially, there were a total of 19 sports, which were held till date in the Asian Youth Games.

Sport Years
3x3 basketball All
Athletics All
Badminton Since 2013
Beach volleyball 2009. 2021
Bowling 2009 only
Diving All
Fencing Since 2013
Football All
Golf Since 2013
Handball Since 2013
Sport Years
Judo Since 2013
Rugby sevens Since 2013
Sailing 2009 only
Shooting All
Squash Since 2013
Swimming All
Table tennis All
Taekwondo Since 2013
Tennis Since 2013
Weightlifting Since 2013

Medal count

1 China (CHN)713935145
2 South Korea (KOR)453031106
3 Thailand (THA)17221857
4 Singapore (SIN)14182153
5 Japan (JPN)12111033
6 India (IND)871025
7 Chinese Taipei (TPE)7132040
8 Hong Kong (HKG)7131838
9 Kazakhstan (KAZ)5101227
10 North Korea (PRK)56920
11 Vietnam (VIE)56213
12 Malaysia (MAS)46818
13 Kuwait (KUW)43512
14 Philippines (PHI)2417
15 Iran (IRI)19414
16 Qatar (QAT)1405
17 Uzbekistan (UZB)12811
18 Indonesia (INA)1236
19 Saudi Arabia (KSA)1124
20 Yemen (YEM)1012
21 Syria (SYR)1001
22 Sri Lanka (SRI)0279
23 Iraq (IRQ)0112
 Macau (MAC)0112
 Tajikistan (TJK)0112
26 Jordan (JOR)0033
 Mongolia (MGL)0033
28 Bahrain (BRN)0022
29 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
 Myanmar (MYA)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
Totals (31 entries)213211239663


  1. ^ "The inaugural Asian Youth Games 2009 | Infopedia". Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  2. ^ "Tashkent-2025: The process of building sports facilities for the Asian Games was discussed".
  3. ^ "OCA » Singapore 2009". Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  4. ^ "OCA » Nanjing 2013". Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  5. ^ "OCA Press Release on Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 and Shantou Asian Youth Games 2021". Olympic Council of Asia. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Cambodia to host OCA's 5th Asian Youth Games in 2029". Olympic Council of Asia. 21 November 2021. Archived from the original on 21 November 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2022.