Hong Kong medal hopes at next year's Asian Games in Bangkok have improved with the addition of sports and expansion of existing ones. The addition of squash and rugby union will provide added medal incentive for the territory, which excels as a regional squash power. There will also be three extra gold medals in the windsurfing competition, compared with two at the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima. A total of 376 gold medals in 36 sports will be up for grabs at the Games in Bangkok, Thailand, from December 6 to 20 next year. In windsurfing, Lee Lai-shan will be attempting to win her first Asian Games in the women's IMCO. There will also be lightweight and heavyweight events for the men's IMCO and lightweight and heavyweight classes for the men's raceboard. It is the first time raceboard events will be included in the Games as well as separate weight categories. Dennis Chau, administrative director for the Windsurfing Association of Hong Kong, said the expanded competition would help the territory. 'Five events means we have five chances of winning medals,' said Chau. 'We will be entering all of the competitions.' Squash and rugby will offer two gold medals each. In Faheem Khan and Rebecca Chiu, Hong Kong have a good chance of taking medals in the men's and women's event. Rugby union is expected to feature both 15s and sevens. However, despite Hong Kong's position as one of the top sides in Asia in both codes, the majority of players in the current team are unlikely to be eligible for the Asian Games, which requires athletes to be born in Asia or be of Asian descent. Asian Games sports are: athletics, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards/snooker, bowling (ten pin), boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, kabbadi, karate, rowing, rugby, sepak takraw, shooting, softball, soft tennis, squash, swimming, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu and yachting.