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1st Asian Summer Games: New Delhi 1951

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he Asian Games can trace its origins to the Far Eastern athletic Championships and the West Asiatic Games in pre-World War II era. As a brainchild of Professor Guru Dutt Sondhi with assistance from other Asian sports leaders, concept of the Asian Games was formalized in 1949. Its purpose, to promote sports in Asia.

The inaugural Asian Games was held in New Delhi, India, in 1951 with 489 participants from 11 countries/NOCs competing in six sports. 

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