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The Asian Games

The Asian Games (popularly known as Asiad) is considered the second largest multi-sport competition in the world (after the Olympic Games). The Games were first held in 1951. The Asian Games were last held in Hangzhou in 2023. The next Asian Games will be held in Nagoya in 2026.

oriental games trials Trials for the Oriental Games in 1915, a precursor to the Asian Games

For the 2022 Asian Games, there were a total of 42 sports included in the program. See more on the Asiad sports.

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The largest sporting event in the world is the Olympic Games, but there are many other multi-sport games. In terms of single sport events, nothing beats the FIFA World Cup. To see what's coming up, check out the calendar of major sporting events.

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