Asian Indoor Games
|Asian Indoor Games|
Official logo of the Games
|First event||2005 Asian Indoor Games in Bangkok, Thailand|
|Occur every||two years|
|Last event||2009 Asian Indoor Games in Hanoi, Vietnam|
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.
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. 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". 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 Games
|Edition||Year||Host City||Host Nation||Opened by||Start Date||End Date||Nations||Competitors||Sports||Events||Top Placed Team||Ref.|
|I||2005||Bangkok||Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn||12 November||19 November||37||2,343||9||120|
|II||2007||Macau||Chief Executive Edmund Ho||26 October||3 November||44||1,792||17||151|
|III||2009||Hanoi||President Nguyễn Minh Triết||30 October||8 November||42||2,456||24||215|
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