The organisation of the Asian Games is entrusted by the International Olympic Committee
(IOC) to the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the host country and to the host
city itself. The NOC forms, for that purpose, an Asian Games Organising Committee
(AGOC) which, from the time it is constituted, communicates directly with the OCA,
from which it receives instructions.
The AGOC executive body includes: the OCA member
or members in the country; the President and Secretary General of the NOC; and at
least one member representing and designated by the host city.
In addition, it generally includes representatives of the public authorities and other leading figures. From
the time of its constitution to the end of its liquidation, the AGOC must comply
with the Olympic Charter, the contract entered into between the OCA, the National
Olympic Committee and the host city (Host City Contract) and the instructions of
the OCA Executive Board. Nowadays, these Organising Committees have turned into
enormous administrative entities employing hundreds of people.
The Organising Committee starts its work with a period of planning followed by a period of organisation which
culminates in the implementation or operational phase of the Games.