Bangkok 1970

Opening Ceremony 24 Aug 1970
Closing Ceremony 04 Sep 1970
Host City Bangkok
Country Thailand
Nations Participating 16
Athletes 2400
Events 135
Sports 13
Sports/Disciplines 13

Description

The 6th Asian Games were held from August 24, 1970 to September 4, 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Originally hosted by Seoul, South Korea but dropped its bid after receiving security threats from North Korea.

Previous host Thailand stepped in to save the Asiad and staged the Games using the funds of South Korea.

A total number of 2,400 athletes, coming from 18 countries, competed in this Asiad, where yachting made its debut.

Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej Torch Lighter Preeda Chullamondhol Stadium Suphachalasai Stadium

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Aquatics
    AQ
  • Athletics
    AT
  • Badminton
    BD
  • Basketball
    BK
  • Boxing
    BX
  • Cycling
    CY
  • Football
    FB
  • Hockey
    HO
  • Sailing
    SA
  • Shooting
    SH
  • Volleyball
    VB
  • Weightlifting
    WL
  • Wrestling
    WR