Asian Youth Games

The Asian Youth Games, also known as AYG, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Asian Games.

Asian Youth Games
First event2009 Asian Youth Games in Singapore
Occur every4 years
Last event2013 Asian Youth Games in Nanjing, China

In its history, three nations have hosted the Asian Youth Games. Forty-five nations have participated in the Games.

The last Games was held in Nanjing, China from 16 to 24 August 2013, while the next games will be postponed until 2021 in Shantou, China.

List of Asian Youth Games

Host cities of the Asian Youth Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2009 Singapore  Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong 29 June 7 July 43 1,237 9 90  China (CHN) [1]
II 2013 Nanjing  China Vice Premier Liu Yandong 16 August 24 August 45 2,404 16 122  China (CHN) [2]
2017 Originally awarded to Hambantota, then awarded to Jakarta, cancelled by Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
III 2021 Shantou  China Future event
IV 2025 Tashkent  Uzbekistan Future event


Officially, there were a total of 19 sports, which were held till date in the Asian Youth Games.

3-on-3 basketballAll
BadmintonSince 2013
Beach volleyball2009 only
Bowling2009 only
FencingSince 2013
GolfSince 2013
HandballSince 2013
JudoSince 2013
Rugby sevensSince 2013
Sailing2009 only
SquashSince 2013
Table tennisAll
TaekwondoSince 2013
TennisSince 2013
WeightliftingSince 2013

Medal count

1 China (CHN)713935145
2 South Korea (KOR)453031106
3 Thailand (THA)17221857
4 Singapore (SIN)14182153
5 Japan (JPN)12111033
6 India (IND)871025
7 Chinese Taipei (TPE)7132040
8 Hong Kong (HKG)7131838
9 Kazakhstan (KAZ)5101227
10 North Korea (PRK)56920
11 Vietnam (VIE)56213
12 Malaysia (MAS)46818
13 Kuwait (KUW)43512
14 Philippines (PHI)2417
15 Iran (IRI)19414
16 Qatar (QAT)1405
17 Uzbekistan (UZB)12811
18 Indonesia (INA)1236
19 Saudi Arabia (KSA)1124
20 Yemen (YEM)1012
21 Syria (SYR)1001
22 Sri Lanka (SRI)0279
23 Iraq (IRQ)0112
 Macau (MAC)0112
 Tajikistan (TJK)0112
26 Jordan (JOR)0033
 Mongolia (MGL)0033
28 Bahrain (BRN)0022
29 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0011
 Myanmar (MYA)0011
 Pakistan (PAK)0011
Totals (31 nations)213211239663


  1. "1st AYG Singapore 2009". OCA. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  2. "2nd AYG Nanjing 2013". OCA. Retrieved 16 August 2013.
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