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The Suggestion of organising Asian Games was first made at ______.
1. The Conference of Asian Countries, New Delhi in 1947
2. The Conference of Asian Countries, New Delhi in 1952
3. The Conference of Asian Countries, New Delhi in 1943
4. The Conference of Asian Countries, New Delhi in 1956

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : The Conference of Asian Countries, New Delhi in 1947

The correct answer is The Conference of Asian Countries, New Delhi in 1947.

  • The Asian Games are the oldest and most prestigious event on the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) calendar, dating back to the inaugural edition in 1951.
  • The 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia was the 18th edition.
    • The flag bearer of this event from the Indian side was Javelin Thrower "Neeraj Chopra".
  • The first edition of the Asian Games was held in New Delhi in March 1951.
  • The hosted country of the 2022 Asian Games will be Hangzhou, China.

 

  • India stood second in the first Asian Games in 1951.
  • The Asian Games had been held the most number of times in Bangkok - 4 times.
  • Kamaljit Sandhu (Runner) is the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Asian Games.

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