Asian Games

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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.

Several people have played in both the Asian Games and major leagues, including Chin-Feng Chen, Hong-Chih Kuo, Chien-Ming Wang, Chan-ho Park, Jae Seo, Byung-hyun Kim, Hyun-soo Kim and Byung-ho Park.

Baseball has been a medal sport since 1994:

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