New Delhi: In order to celebrate the start of the 18th Asian Games where athletes from 45 countries will compete in 55 events, Google today featured a colourful Doodle.
This year's events are happening in Indonesia's oldest city, Palembang, and the capital city of Jakarta.
Swimming and track and field have always attracted a big audience at the Asian Games. Hima Das's participation has made this year special for India.
The 18-year-old Hima recently scripted history by winning the gold medal in the women's 400-metre event at the IAAF World U-20 Championships held at Tampere, Finland.
Many other sports, ranging from football, fencing, weight lifting, and martial arts, to jet skiing and the card game bridge, are getting representation in th 18th Asiad.
This year also marks the debut of another genre of non-physical events: esports, or competitive video games.