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New Delhi 1982

Opening Ceremony 19 Nov 1982
Closing Ceremony 04 Dec 1982
Host City New Delhi
Country India
Nations Participating 23
Athletes 3411
Events 147
Sports 21
Sports/Disciplines 22

Description

The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982 to December 4, 1982 in Delhi, India. This was the second time the Games were held in Delhi as it was also host to the inaugural 1951 Asian Games.

New Delhi joined Bangkok (four times) as the only cities to host multiple editions of the Asian Games.

The Delhi Asian Games was the first Asiad to be held under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Asian Games Federation, under whose jurisdiction the first eight Asian Games had been held, dissolved to make way for the OCA.

A total number of 3411 athletes, coming from 33 countries, competed in this Asiad. Debut sports were equestrian, golf, handball, rowing, and Women's field hockey. These Asian Games also saw the beginning of Chinese dominance in the medals tally.

Japan had won the maximum number of medals in previous editions of the Games. China made its presence felt in the sporting world by dethroning Japan as the top medallists. From now on, China would be the top medal getter in all succeeding Asiads. In preparation for the IX Asian Games, colour television was introduced in India in a big way, as the Games were to be broadcasted in colour.

The mascot for the Games was Appu – a kid elephant. Known in real life as "Kuttinarayanan", this elephant fractured its leg in an accident when he was seven years old – he stepped into a septic tank. That wound would not heal and it eventually killed him.

Kuttinarayanan died on May 14, 2005. Host of the next (10th) Asiad in 1986, and the 24th Summer Olympics in 1988, South Korea participated in the New Delhi Asiad with a 406-person delegation, including an observation team to study the facilities, management and events.

Officially opened by President Zail Singh Athlete's Oath P.T. Usha Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Aquatics
  • Archery
    AR
  • Athletics
    AT
  • Badminton
    BD
  • Basketball
    BK
  • Boxing
    BX
  • Cycling
    CY
  • Equestrian
    EQ
  • Football
    FB
  • Golf
    GO
  • Gymnastics
    GY
  • Handball
    HB
  • Hockey
    HO
  • Rowing
    RO
  • Sailing
    SA
  • Shooting
    SH
  • Table Tennis
    TT
  • Tennis
    TE
  • Volleyball
    VB
  • Weightlifting
    WL
  • Wrestling
    WR
  • Yachting
    YA

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