All You Need To Know About Asian Games 2026: With the outstanding performance, the Indian campaign for the Asian Games 2023 came to a conclusion. With a total of 107 medals, the Indian team made history. Since the beginning of the competition, China has been in first place and has the most medals. This episode will finish on October 8. Here are all the information on the Asian Games 2026 for those who are impatiently awaiting its upcoming edition.
The Asian Games 2026 will be held in Nagoya, Japan, from September 19 to October 4, 2026. Nagoya will be the third Asian Games host city in Japan, following Tokyo in 1958 and Hiroshima in 1994. After the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China were postponed to 2023 because to the COVID-19 outbreak, the event will revert to its customary four-year schedule.
On September 25, 2016, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) chose Nagoya to host the Games at their annual general assembly session in Danang, Vietnam. A financial disagreement between Aichi Prefecture and its capital Nagoya threatened to derail the offer, but it was addressed, allowing the bid to be accepted.
The OCA had intended to select the 2026 host city in 2018, but moved the date forward owing to the region’s intense athletic calendar, which includes the next three Olympic Games between 2018 and 2022. The Asian Games in 2026 are planned to attract 15,000 athletes and officials from 45 nations and regions.
Venue Details Of Asian Games 2026
The games will make use of existing facilities, some of which were left over from the 2020 Summer Olympics. Paloma Mizuho Stadium is likely to hold both the opening and closing ceremonies as well as athletics, while Nippon Gaishi Hall Complex will house both gymnastics and aquatics, the Nagoya Dome will host baseball, and Toyota Stadium will host football.
The Mizuho Athletic Stadium is anticipated to be renovated to a capacity of 35,000 in time to host athletics as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Gymnastics and aquatics should take place in Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium and its attached pool.
India’s Historic Run in Asian Games 2023
On Day 14, October 7, Indian athletes broke the coveted 100-medal milestone as the Indian women’s Kabaddi team defeated Chinese Taipei. The Indian team finished the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou with 28 gold, 38 silver, and 41 bronze medals. This is the country’s largest-ever haul in a single quadrennial display.
This is the first time India has won 100+ medals in a single Asian Games edition, and it is significantly higher than the previous edition, in which India finished with 70 medals. India’s first medal came in shooting, as the chess final took place. They come in fourth place overall, after China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.
India came close to winning a medal in every sport in which they competed. India had the strongest shooting performance, earning 22 medals, including 7 gold. Apart from that, India has won medals in sports like equestrian, wushu, and canoeing, where the country has never done well.
While India dominated Cricket and Kabbadi, winning gold in both the men’s and women’s categories. Aside from that, India maintained its dominance in the Asian hockey scene by capturing every gold available this year. Track and field also had the most medals this year, with 29.