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The Asian Indoor Games were a multi-sport event that was contested every two years among athletes representing countries from Asia. The games were regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia. The first games were held in 2005 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Asian Indoor Games
AbbreviationAIG
First event2005 Asian Indoor Games in Bangkok, Thailand
Occur everytwo years
Last event2009 Asian Indoor Games in Hanoi, Vietnam

The competition consisted of indoor sports with TV broadcasting potential, a number of which are not included in the Asian Games and Winter Asian Games Programs and are not Olympic sports. The sports program included electronic sports, extreme sports, aerobics, acrobatics, indoor athletics, dance sports, futsal, inline hockey, finswimming, and 25 metres short course swimming. The 2007 Asian Indoor Games in Macau also saw the first major test of FIBA 3x3, a formalized version of three-on-three basketball that saw its official worldwide debut at the 2010 Youth Olympics.[1] FIBA 3x3 was also contested in the 2009 Games.

Doha was given the rights to hold the fourth edition scheduled for 2011, but a year later, in June 2008, the Qatar Olympic Committee officially withdrew as host citing "unforeseen circumstances".[2] In response, the OCA said that the 2009 Asian Indoor Games would be the last edition of the games. The Asian Indoor Games and Asian Martial Arts Games would then combine, becoming the quadrennial Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The inaugural event was held in Incheon, South Korea in 2013.

List of Asian Indoor GamesEdit

Host cities of the Asian Indoor Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2005 Bangkok   Thailand Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn 12 November 19 November 37 2,343 9 120   China (CHN) [3]
II 2007 Macau   Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho 26 October 3 November 44 1,792 17 151   China (CHN) [4]
III 2009 Hanoi   Vietnam President Nguyễn Minh Triết 30 October 8 November 42 2,456 24 215   China (CHN) [5]

Medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)1246958251
2  Thailand (THA)586689213
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ)535140144
4  Vietnam (VIE)443634114
5  Hong Kong (HKG)33273393
6  South Korea (KOR)313539105
7  Iran (IRI)24242472
8  India (IND)22214386
9  Japan (JPN)19182663
10  Uzbekistan (UZB)13182152
11  Chinese Taipei (TPE)12122448
12  Indonesia (INA)942033
13  Qatar (QAT)88622
14  Macau (MAC)7131333
15  Saudi Arabia (KSA)74213
16  United Arab Emirates (UAE)5049
17  Malaysia (MAS)481426
18  Laos (LAO)3131935
19  Philippines (PHI)361019
20  Singapore (SIN)2151229
21  Jordan (JOR)25714
22  Kuwait (KUW)16916
23  Cambodia (CAM)14712
24  Bahrain (BRN)1315
25  Iraq (IRQ)05813
26  Mongolia (MGL)03912
27  Sri Lanka (SRI)0325
28  Afghanistan (AFG)0224
29  Pakistan (PAK)0213
  Syria (SYR)0213
31  Myanmar (MYA)0202
32  Brunei (BRU)0167
33  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0123
34  Tajikistan (TJK)0101
35  Lebanon (LIB)0033
36  Bangladesh (BAN)0022
  North Korea (PRK)0022
38  Oman (OMA)0011
Totals (38 nations)4864885941568

SportsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PR N°13 - Youth Olympic Games: It's Singapore… and it's FIBA 33!" (Press release). International Basketball Federation. 2008-02-21. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  2. ^ Olympic Council of Asia newsreleaseArchived.
  3. ^ "1st AIG Bangkok 2005". OCA. Retrieved 12 November 2005.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "2nd AIG Macau 2007". OCA. Retrieved 26 October 2007.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "3rd AIG Hanoi 2009". OCA. Retrieved 30 October 2009.[permanent dead link]