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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Asian Games.
See also changes related to Asian Games, or pages that link to Asian Games or to this page or whose text contains "Asian Games".

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Sports and games

  • Aquatics [r]: A term for water sports, subdivided into five distinct branches: swimming, water polo, diving, open water swimming, and synchronized swimming. [e]
  • Archery [r]: An individual sport involving shooting at a target using a bow and arrow. [e]
  • Athletics [r]: The collective term for a group of athletic events in walking, running, jumping or throwing. [e]
  • Badminton [r]: An indoor game in which players on opposite sides of a net hit a shuttlecock with wire-strung racquets. [e]
  • Baseball [r]: A ball game, using a small spherical ball and a striker called a bat, played between two teams of 9 players each on a field with a diamond shaped circuit consisting of 4 bases. [e]
  • Basketball [r]: A ball game played between two teams of 5 players, the objective of which is to throw the ball through one of a pair of hoops fixed above each end of the playing court. [e]
  • Billiards [r]: Game for two people using cues and played on a billiard table with three balls. The table, also used for snooker, has six pockets as targets for the balls. [e]
  • Bowling [r]: An indoor sport in which a large, heavy ball is rolled down a lane to hit a cluster of pins. [e]
  • Boxing [r]: A combat sport between two opponents in a roped, square ring who attempt to strike each other with fists enclosed in padded gloves. [e]
  • Canoeing [r]: Olympic sport which involves racing canoes and kayaks in various disciplines. [e]
  • Chess [r]: Board game for two players played on a checkered board requiring skill, strategy and intellect. [e]
  • Cricket (sport) [r]: An outdoor bat-and-ball game played by two teams of eleven players on a large grassy field. [e]
  • Cycling [r]: The sport, recreational activity and means of transportation of riding a bicycle. [e]
  • Dancesport [r]: Competitive ballroom dancing. [e]
  • Dragon boat [r]: Team paddling sport using longboats, based on ancient Chinese competitive boat racing. [e]
  • Equestrian [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • Fencing [r]: A sport of fighting with blunted swords in accordance with set rules in order to score points. [e]
  • Football [r]: A sport in which two teams, each consisting of 11 players, compete to move a spherical ball around the playing field and into their opponents' goal; with the exception of the goalkeeper, players may not use their hands or arms to control the ball. [e]
  • Golf [r]: Game in which the players attempt, using special clubs, to sink a small, dimpled ball into each of 18 successive holes in the fewest number of strokes. [e]
  • Gymnastics [r]: An individual, competitive sport involving the performance of acrobatic exercises requiring physical strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, gracefulness, and kinesthetic awareness. [e]

  • Handball [r]: A game consisting of two teams of seven players each in which a ball is passed by hand with the aim of scoring points by throwing the ball into each other's goal. [e]
  • Hockey [r]: Generic term for various sports in which a ball or puck is hit about a playing surface by teams of players with curved sticks whose aim is to score the most goals in the match. The main variants are field hockey and ice hockey. [e]
  • Judo [r]: An unarmed combat sport of Japanese origin in which a contestant uses holds and leverage to unbalance their opponent. [e]
  • Kabaddi [r]: Contact sport of South Asia in which a team tries to pin a single opposing player who must touch as many others as possible in the opposing half of a court. [e]
  • Karate [r]: From the Japanese word meaning "empty hand", a form of unarmed combat in which hands and feet are used to deliver and block blows. In competition, all blows must fall short. [e]
  • Modern pentathlon [r]: A multi-discipline sport designed for the Olympic Games. [e]
  • Rowing [r]: Both an Olympic-level sport and the act of manually propelling a small boat by using oars. [e]
  • Rugby [r]: Any of a number of team sports which involve kicking and/or handling a ball with the purpose of territorial gain leading to the scoring of goals or points. [e]
  • Sailing [r]: Craft propulsion by means of the wind acting upon a hoisted sail. In sport, a generic term for several disciplines broadly divided between dinghy racing and yacht racing. [e]
  • Sepak takraw [r]: South-East Asian sport not unlike volleyball, but in which hands cannot be used; players especially use the head, shoulders or legs to return the ball. [e]
  • Softball [r]: A modified form of baseball, played on a smaller field and using a larger ball which is thrown with an underhanded motion; exists in two forms, slow pitch and fastpitch. [e]
  • Shooting [r]: A collection of sports broadly sub-divided by the type of gun being used (i.e., pistol, rifle, shotgun). [e]
  • Squash (sport) [r]: A game in which two players use racquets to hit a small, soft rubber ball against the walls of a closed court. [e]
  • Table tennis [r]: Indoor sport based on lawn tennis. [e]
  • Taekwondo [r]: Korean martial art similar to karate. [e]
  • Tennis [r]: A sport played on a hard-surfaced rectangular court, between either two players or two teams of two players each, in which the players attempt to strike a hollow rubber ball, using a stringed raquet, over a net into the opponent's half of the court. [e]
  • Triathlon [r]: An endurance athletic competition involving running, cycling, and swimming. [e]
  • Volleyball [r]: A game consisting of two teams of six players each in which a large ball is struck by hand over a high net with the aim of preventing the opposing team from returning the ball before it strikes the ground. [e]
  • Weightlifting [r]: Olympic sport in which the contestant lifts a weighted barbell by various means. [e]
  • Wrestling [r]: A form of unarmed combat involving close physical contact which is primarily a sport. [e]
  • Wushu [r]: Sport based on traditional Chinese martial arts. [e]

Other related topics

  • Olympic Games [r]: A quadrennial multi-sport event organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) involving athletes from around the world in both summer and winter sport editions. The summer event was first staged at Athens in 1896 as a revival of the Ancient Olympics; the winter event was first staged at Chamonix in 1924. [e]
  • Commonwealth Games [r]: A multi-sport event held every four years, involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. Originally known as the 'British Empire Games', it was first held in 1930 at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. [e]