The Asian Games, also recognized as Asiad, is a Pancontinental multi-sport competition, held in every four years in the Asian Countries. Initially, the games were organized and controlled by the Asian Games Federation. However, after 1982 edition, the responsibility to organize such games was handed over to Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) which has 45 members National Olympics Committee. The Asian Games are recognized as the second largest multi-sporting event to be organized after the Olympic Games and is also recognized by the International Olympics Committee (IOC). All 45 members National Olympics Committee affiliated to the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) are eligible to participate in the event. Other versions of the Games are:
- Asian Youth Games - It is a multi-sport event, held every four years amongst young athletes representing nations from Asia. The first event was held in 2009 in Singapore.
- Asian Winter Games - It is a multi-sport event, comprising of winter events. The first event was held in 1986 in Japan.
- Asian Beach Games - It consists of beach games and is held every two years amongst athletes representing nations from Asia. The first such event was held in the year 2008.
- Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games - The competition is formed by combining Asian Indoor Games and Asian Martial Arts Games. It is held in every four years.
- Southeast Asian Games- It is a biennial multi-sport event for southeat countries and are held undr the regulation of Southeast Asian Games Federation.
- South Asian Games- Governed by South Asian Sports Council, these games were established in 1983 and have been held fo the first time in 1984 at Kathmandu, Nepal.
- West Asian Games- These Games are held in every four years for athletes of South Asia and were formerly known as West Asian Games Federation (WAGF).
- Central Asian Games- The first event was held in Tashkent in 1995.