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The Asian Games, also called the Asiad, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The games are regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Medals are awarded in each event, with gold for first place, silver for second and bronze for third, a tradition which started in 1951.
Competitors are entered by a National Olympic Committee (NOC) to represent their country of citizenship. National anthems and flags accompany the medal ceremonies, and tables showing the number of medals won by each country are widely used. In general only recognized nations are represented, but a few non-sovereign countries are allowed to take part. The special case of Taiwan was handled by having it compete as Chinese Taipei, due to the political status of Taiwan.
Baseball has been a competition sport since 1994:
- 1994 Asian Games Gold - Japan Silver - South Korea Bronze - Chinese Taipei
- 1998 Asian Games Gold - South Korea Silver - Japan Bronze - Chinese Taipei
- 2002 Asian Games Gold - South Korea Silver - Chinese Taipei Bronze - Japan
- 2006 Asian Games Gold - Chinese Taipei Silver - Japan Bronze - South Korea
- 2010 Asian Games Gold - South Korea Silver - Chinese Taipei Bronze - Japan
- 2006 Asian Games Doha Official Website
- 2010 Asian Games Guangzhou Official Website
- Olympic Council of Asia