The flame of the Asian Games torch that will be used in Indonesia comes from New Delhi, India, and Mrapen (Grobogan). The fire was taken from India because the first edition of the Asian Games was held in the country in 1951. In the meantime, you may go to Venue ASIAN Games 2018 to know the latest news about the Asian Games 2018.
What other interesting facts accompany the history of the 2018 Asian Games? Here are some of them:
45 – Number of countries participating. Initially, there were 46 participating countries, but Israel was dropped after the 1974 Asian Games
9 – Number of countries that have hosted the Asian Games, namely India, Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Iran, South Korea, China, and Qatar.
11 – Number of countries participating in the first edition of the Asian Games in New Delhi, India, in 1951.
1982 – Since that year, the Asian Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), after breaking away from the Asian Games Federation.
2 – The number of countries that have won the Asian Games, namely only Japan and China. Japan became overall champion 8 times, China 9 times.
2,898 – The number of medals that China has won during participating in the 2018 Asian Games. China is the most medal collector in Asian Games history.