Which was the First Country to Host the Asian Games?

  1. Korea
  2. India
  3. Japan
  4. China
Tahir Lecturer Asked on 20th July 2015 in General Knowledge.
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India

India was the first country to host the Asian Games in 1951. The Asian Games also known as Asiad and the 1951 Asian Games, officially known as the First Asian Games. was a multi-sport event celebrated in Delhi from 4 to 11 March 1951. In the history, none nations have hosted the Asian Games. Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after their last participation in 1974.

Asian Games

                                                                                                                               

Games Year Host Country Number of Countries Number of sports Number of Players
I 1951 New Delhi (India) 11 6 489
II 1954 Manila (Philippines) 19 8 970
III 1958 Tokyo (Japan) 16 13 1820
IV 1962 Jakarta (Indonesia) 12 13 1460
V 1966 Bangkok (Thailand) 16 14 1945
VI 1970 Bangkok (Thailand) 16 163 2400
VII 1974 Tehran (Iran) 19 16 3010
VIII 1978 Bangkok (Thailand) 19 19 3842
IX 1982 New Delhi (India) 33 21 3411
X 1986 Seoul (South Korea) 27 25 4839
XI 1990 Beijing (China) 36 29 6122
XII 1994 Hiroshima (Japan) 42 34 6828
XIII 1998 Bangkok (Thailand) 41 36 6554
XIV 2002 Busan (S. Korea) 44 38 7711
XV 2006 Doha (Qatar) 45 39 9520
XVI 2010 Guangzhou (China) 45 42 9704
XVII 2014 Incheorn (S. Korea) 45 36 9501

In the first Asian Games 11 countries participated with 489 athletes taking part in six sports.  
Here are the top three nations with their medals.
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Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 21st July 2015.
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