Beijing 1990

Opening Ceremony 22 Sep 1990
Closing Ceremony 07 Oct 1990
Host City Beijing
Country People's Republic of China
Nations Participating 36
Athletes 6122
Events 310
Sports 27
Sports/Disciplines 27

Description

The 11th Asian Games also known as XI Asiad were held from September 22, 1990 to October 7, 1990 in Beijing, China. It was the first large-scale international sports event to be held in the People's Republic of China.

A total number of 6,122 athletes, coming from from 37 countries, competed in 29 sports. Debuting sports were softball, sepak takraw, wushu, kabaddi and canoeing.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) lost its president, Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah, during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. This was the most shocking news surrounding the 11th Asiad.

OCA headquarters were temporarily moved to the United Kingdom, till USA liberated Kuwait in 1991.

Seven world records (six in archery, one in cycling) and 89 Asian records were broken, while one world record and eleven Asian records were equalled in the Beijing Asiad. The games served as a pre-cursor to China's further development in the sporting arena, as the country went on to bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics and then won the bid for the 2008 Olympics.

Officially opened by President Yang Shangkun Torch Lighter Xu Haifeng, Gao Min and Zhang Rongfang Stadium Workers Stadium.

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Aquatics
    AQ
  • Archery
    AR
  • Athletics
    AT
  • Badminton
    BD
  • Basketball
    BK
  • Boxing
    BX
  • Canoe / Kayak
    CK
  • Cycling
    CY
  • Fencing
    FE
  • Football
    FB
  • Golf
    GO
  • Gymnastics
    GY
  • Handball
    HB
  • Hockey
    HO
  • Judo
    JU
  • Kabaddi
    KA
  • Rowing
    RO
  • Sepaktakraw
    SE
  • Shooting
    SH
  • Softball
    SO
  • Table Tennis
    TT
  • Tennis
    TE
  • Volleyball
    VB
  • Weightlifting
    WL
  • Wrestling
    WR
  • Wushu
    WU
  • Yachting
    YA