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17th Asian Games INCHEON 2014 2014.9.19~10.4 D-DAY



began in 1949, succeeding the Far Eastern Championship Games held in Manila, the Philippines, in 1913 and the West Asian Games held in New Delhi, India, in 1934. The Far Eastern Championship Games were held as the Oriental Olympics in Manila, the Philippines, in 1913, and were participated in by six countries including the Philippines, Thailand, China, Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong. The second time they were held, the name of the games was changed to the Far Eastern Championship Games, and by 1934, ten Games had been held bi-annually, in Japan, China and the Philippines. For the 11th Games, they were renamed the Oriental Championships and scheduled to be held in Osaka, Japan, but were cancelled due to the Second World War.
The West Asian Games were held in New Delhi, India, in 1934, and were participated in by India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Palestine.
In 1948, when the 14th London Olympic Games were held, six countries including Korea, the Philippines, Myanmar, India, Taiwan and Sri Lanka gathered and decided to host a combined Asian games. This led to the establishment of the AGF (Asian Games Federation) operated by NOC in 1949.

Therefore, it can be said that the Asian Games originated from the Far Eastern Championship Games (the Oriental Olympics) and the West Asian Games.