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2014 Incheon Asian Games — sports and disciplines
The 2014 Incheon Asian Games will have with 439 events in 36 sports and disciplines. Of these, 28 are Olympic sports that are scheduled to be part of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Besides, there will be eight non-Olympic sports — ten-pin bowling, baseball, cricket, karate, kabaddi, squash, sepaktakraw, and wushu. This list was given final shape in December 2010 at a meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia. Six sports that were part of the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games — chess, roller sport, softball, dancesport, dragon boat, and cue sports — don’t find a place in the Incheon games. Almost 13,000 athletes and officials are expected to participate in the various disciplines.
  • Diving — 1 m springboard, 3m springboard, 10m platform, Synchronized 3 m springboard, Synchronized 10 m platform

  • Swimming — 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 1500m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke, 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke,  50m butterfly, 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly, 200m individual medley, 400m individual medley, 4×100 m freestyle relay, 4×200 m freestyle relay, 4×100 m medley relay

  • Synchronized swimming — First introduced at the 1994 Games, synchronized swimming combines swimming, gymnastics and ballet, and is divided into solos, duets, teams and combinations.

  • Water polo — two gold medals are at stake here, the men’s and women’s team events. Each team has six field players and a goalkeeper.

Athletics — 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m, 110m hurdles, 400m hurdles, 3000m steeplechase, 4X100m relay, 4x400m relay, Marathon, 20km walk, 50km walk(men), high jump, pole vault, long jump, triple jump, shot put, discus throw, hammer throw, javelin throw, decathlon (men), heptathlon (women).

Badminton — there are seven goals for the taking: the men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team events, and the mixed doubles.

Baseball — Men’s baseball has been part of the Asian Games since 1994. South Korean teams have dominated the event, with South Korea winning the gold in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games

Basketball — men’s and women’s team events; China won both the gold medals in 2010.

Bowling — there are 12 gold medals to be won in bowling in the men’s and women’s singles, doubles, trios, team of 5, all-events, and masters.

Boxing — light flyweight (men), flyweight (men and women), bantamweight (men), lightweight (men and women) light welterweight (men), welterweight (men), middleweight (men and women), light heavyweight (men), heavyweight (men), superheavyweight (men).

Slalom — C-1 (men) C-2 (men), K-1 (men and women)

Sprint — C-1 200m (men), C-1 1000m (men), C-2 1000m (men), K-1 200m (men and women), K-1 500m (women), K-1 1000m (men), K-2 200m (men), K-2 500m (women), K-4 500m (women), K-4 1000m (men)

Cricket — Twenty20 cricket made its debut in the 2010 Asian Games. Countries will fight it out for a gold each in the men’s and women’s team events this time too

  • BMX — men and women BMX race
  • Mountain bike — men and women cross-country
  • Road — men and women road race, individual time trial
  • Track — sprint (men and women), keirin (men), 500m time trial (women), individual pursuit (men and women), points race (men and women), team sprint (men), team pursuit (men)
Equestrian — individual dressage, team dressage, individual eventing, team eventing, individual jumping, team jumping,

Fencing — individual épée, team épée, individual foil, team foil, individual sabre, team sabre

Football — the first round matches for both the men’s and women’s teams will be held from September 14-18 before the official start of the games

Golf — the men’s and women’s individual and team events will make it a total of 4 gold medals

  • Artistic — team (men and women), individual all-round (men and women), floor exercise (men and women), pommel horse (men), rings (men), vault (men and women), parallel bars (men), horizontal bars (men), uneven bars (women), balance bars (women)

  • Rhythmic — team and individual all-round events

  • Trampoline — men’s and women’s individual events

Handball — two gold medals overall in the men’s and women’s team events

Field hockey — two gold medals overall in the men’s and women’s team events

Judo — extra lightweight, halflightweight, lightweight, half middleweight, middleweight, half heavyweight, heavyweight, openweight

Kabaddi — two gold medals overall in the men’s and women’s team events

Karate —  individual kata, kumite – 55kg (men), kumite-50 kg (women), kumite – 60kg (men), kumite-55 kg (women), kumite – 67kg (men), kumite-61 kg (women), kumite – 75kg (men), kumite-68 kg (women), kumite – 84kg (men), kumite +84 kg (men), kumite+68 kg (women)

Modern pentathlon — men’s and women’s individual and team events

Rowing — single sculls, double sculls, coxless four (men), coxless pair (women), coxed eight (men), coxless four (women), lightweight single sculls, lightweight double sculls, lightweight coxless four (men), lightweight quadruple sculls (women)

Rugby sevens — two gold medals overall in the men’s and women’s team events

Sailing — mistral, RS:X, Optimist, Laser, 420, 470, Laser Radial, Hobie 16, match racing

Sepaktakraw — men’s and women’s double regu, regu and team events

Shooting — 10m air pistol, 10m air pistol team, 25m center fire pistol, 25m center fire pistol team, 25m rapid fire pistol, 25m rapid fire pistol team, 25m standard pistol, 25m standard pistol team, 50m pistol, 50m pistol team, 10m air rifle, 10m air rifle team, 50m rifle prone, 50m rifle prone team, 50m rifle 3 positions, 50m rifle 3 positions team, 10 m running target, 10m running target team, 10m running target mixed, 10m running target mixed team, trap, trap team, double trap, double trap team, skeet, skeet team

Soft tennis — men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team, and mixed doubles events

Squash — men’s and women’s singles and team events

Table tennis — men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team, and mixed doubles events

Taekwondo — finweight, flyweight, bantamweight, Featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight, heavyweight

Tennis — men’s and women’s singles, doubles and team, and mixed doubles events

Triathlon — men’s and women’s individual events

Volleyball — men’s and women’s team events

Beach Volleyball — men’s and women’s team events

Weightlifting  — 56kg (men), 62kg (men), 69kg (men), 77kg (men), 85kg (men), 94kg (men), 105kg (men), +105kg (men); 48kg (women), 53kg (women), 58kg (women), 63kg (women), 69kg (women), 75kg (women), +75kg (women)

Wrestling — men’s freestyle (55kg, 60kg, 66kg, 74kg, 84kg, 96kg, 120kg); men’s Greco-roman (55kg, 60kg, 66kg, 74kg, 84kg, 96kg, 120kg); women’s freestyle (48kg, 55kg, 63kg, 72kg)

Wushu: 15 events – 9 (men) and 6 (women)

Talolu — Changquan, Nanquan/Nangun, Taijiquan/Taijijian, Daoshu/Gunshu (men), Jianshu/Qiangshu (women)

Sanshou — men (56kg, 60kg, 65kg, 70kg, 75kg); women (52kg, 60kg)


  Asian Games sports list  
  • Aquatics
    • Diving
    • Swimming
    • Synchronized swimming
    • Water polo
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
    • Baseball
    • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Canoeing
    • Sprint
    • Slalom
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
    • BMX
    • Mountain bike
    • Road
    • Track
  • Equestrian
    • Dressage
    • Eventing
    • Jumping
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
    • Artistic
    • Rhythmic
    • Trampoline
  • Handball
  • Judo
  • Kabaddi
  • Karate
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Rowing
  • Rugby sevens
  • Sailing
  • Sepaktakraw
  • Shooting
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Soft tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
    • Beach volleyball
    • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Wushu

Last Updated : August 07, 2014