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. The Games are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Asian Games.
These games were introduced to provide opportunities to the Youth of Asia, who would go on to represent their countries in future international events. The inaugural edition was held in 2009 in Singapore.EmblemThe emblem of the Olympic Council of Asia was approved at the 25th OCA General Assembly held in Doha on 2 December 2006. The logo formed by a glowing red sun with sixteen rays and a white circle at the center of it, surrounded by an Asian Dragon, a Falcon and the Olympic rings with the wording “Olympic Council of Asia” below it. The Dragon represents the people of East and South East Asia and is a symbol good fortune, abundance, success, power, courage, nobility, versatility and dynamism. The Falcon represents the mountain regions of the Himalayas, South and Central Asia and symbolizes precision, grace, strength, vision, speed, sportiness and endurance.Past GamesThe 1st Asian Youth Games was held in Singapore from June 29 to July 7, 2009.
The 2nd Asian Youth Games was held in Nanjing, China from Aug. 16 to 24, 2013.
The 3nd Asian Youth Games will be held in Shantou, Guangdong, China in 2021.