Asian Games history

Asian Games logoThe 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.

The 15th Asian Games were held in Doha, Qatar from December 1 to December 15, 2006. This is where chess were for the first time included in the scheduled. There was a rapid event for men and women along with a mixed classical time control team tournament.

GM Kazhgaleev of Kazakhstan won at 7.5 points ahead of GM Dao of Vietnam and GM Bu of China — 7 each. Top seed, former World Champion, Kasimdzhanov came fourth (6). In women's event Humpy of China took gold scoring 8/9. Silver went to WGM Zhao of China and bronze to the Qatari WGM of Chinese origin Zhu Chen.




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