Asian Games/Catalogs/Non-Olympic sports and games

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Non-Olympic sports and games

The Asian Games includes many sports and games that are as yet unrepresented at the Olympic Games:

  • Baseball [r]: A ball game, using a small spherical ball and a striker called a bat, played between two teams of 9 players each on a field with a diamond shaped circuit consisting of 4 bases. [e]
  • Billiards [r]: Game for two people using cues and played on a billiard table with three balls. The table, also used for snooker, has six pockets as targets for the balls. [e]
  • Bowling [r]: Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Bowling (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
  • Chess [r]: 2-player board game for a checkered board; requires skill, strategy and intellect; the 1960s 3M Bookshelf game series included a version of Chess [e]
  • Cricket (sport) [r]: An outdoor bat-and-ball game played by two teams of eleven players on a large grassy field. [e]
  • Dancesport [r]: Competitive ballroom dancing. [e]
  • Dragon boat [r]: Team paddling sport using longboats, based on ancient Chinese competitive boat racing. [e]
  • Golf [r]: Game in which the players attempt, using special clubs, to sink a small, dimpled ball into each of 18 successive holes in the fewest number of strokes. [e]
  • Handball [r]: A game consisting of two teams of seven players each in which a ball is passed by hand with the aim of scoring points by throwing the ball into each other's goal. [e]
  • Kabaddi [r]: Contact sport of South Asia in which a team tries to pin a single opposing player who must touch as many others as possible in the opposing half of a court. [e]
  • Karate [r]: From the Japanese word meaning "empty hand", a form of unarmed combat in which hands and feet are used to deliver and block blows. In competition, all blows must fall short. [e]
  • Rugby [r]: Any of a number of team sports which involve kicking and/or handling a ball with the purpose of territorial gain leading to the scoring of goals or points. [e]
  • Sepak takraw [r]: South-East Asian sport not unlike volleyball, but in which hands cannot be used; players especially use the head, shoulders or legs to return the ball. [e]
  • Softball [r]: A modified form of baseball, played on a smaller field and using a larger ball which is thrown with an underhanded motion; exists in two forms, slow pitch and fastpitch. [e]
  • Shooting [r]: A collection of sports broadly sub-divided by the type of gun being used (i.e., pistol, rifle, shotgun). [e]
  • Squash (sport) [r]: A game in which two players use racquets to hit a small, soft rubber ball against the walls of a closed court. [e]
  • Wushu [r]: Sport based on traditional Chinese martial arts. [e]