Asian Youth Games

The Asian Youth Games, also known as AYG, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Asian Games.

Asian Youth Games
Asian Games logo.svg
Official logo of the Games
First event2009 Asian Youth Games in Singapore
Occur every4 years
Last event2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China

The creation of the AYG is part of Singapore's bid to host the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics. It was intended to show Singapore's organisational capabilities and infrastructure.[1]

In its history, two nations have hosted the Asian Youth Games. Forty-five nations have participated in the Games.

The last Games was held in Nanjing, China from 16 to 24 August 2013 and the next games will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in 2025.[2]

List of Asian Youth GamesEdit

Host cities of the Asian Youth Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2009 Singapore   Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 29 June 7 July 43 1,237 9 90   China (CHN) [3]
II 2013 Nanjing   China Vice Premier Liu Yandong 16 August 24 August 45 2,404 16 122   China (CHN) [4]
2017 Originally awarded to Hambantota, then awarded to Jakarta, eventually cancelled by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
2021 Originally awarded to Surabaya, then awarded to Shantou, eventually cancelled by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) due to COVID-19 pandemic[5]
IV 2025 Tashkent   Uzbekistan Future event
V 2029 Phnom Penh   Cambodia[6] Future event


Officially, there were a total of 19 sports, which were held till date in the Asian Youth Games.

Sport Years
3x3 basketball All
Athletics All
Badminton Since 2013
Beach volleyball 2009. 2021
Bowling 2009 only
Diving All
Fencing Since 2013
Football All
Golf Since 2013
Handball Since 2013
Sport Years
Judo Since 2013
Rugby sevens Since 2013
Sailing 2009 only
Shooting All
Squash Since 2013
Swimming All
Table tennis All
Taekwondo Since 2013
Tennis Since 2013
Weightlifting Since 2013

Medal countEdit

1  China (CHN)713935145
2  South Korea (KOR)453031106
3  Thailand (THA)17221857
4  Singapore (SIN)14182153
5  Japan (JPN)12111033
6  India (IND)871025
7  Chinese Taipei (TPE)7132040
8  Hong Kong (HKG)7131838
9  Kazakhstan (KAZ)5101227
10  North Korea (PRK)56920
11  Vietnam (VIE)56213
12  Malaysia (MAS)46818
13  Kuwait (KUW)43512
14  Philippines (PHI)2417
15  Iran (IRI)19414
16  Qatar (QAT)1405
17  Uzbekistan (UZB)12811
18  Indonesia (INA)1236
19  Saudi Arabia (KSA)1124
20  Yemen (YEM)1012
21  Syria (SYR)1001
22  Sri Lanka (SRI)0279
23  Iraq (IRQ)0112
  Macau (MAC)0112
  Tajikistan (TJK)0112
26  Jordan (JOR)0033
  Mongolia (MGL)0033
28  Bahrain (BRN)0022
29  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
  Myanmar (MYA)0011
  Pakistan (PAK)0011
Totals (31 entries)213211239663


  1. ^ "The inaugural Asian Youth Games 2009 | Infopedia". Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  2. ^ "Tashkent-2025: The process of building sports facilities for the Asian Games was discussed".
  3. ^ "OCA » Singapore 2009". Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  4. ^ "OCA » Nanjing 2013". Retrieved 2021-07-06.
  5. ^ "OCA Press Release on Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 and Shantou Asian Youth Games 2021". Olympic Council of Asia. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  6. ^ "OCA » Cambodia to host OCA's 5th Asian Youth Games in 2029".