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Tehran 1974

Opening Ceremony 01 Sep 1974
Closing Ceremony 16 Sep 1974
Host City Tehran
Country Iran, Islamic Republic of
Nations Participating 19
Athletes 3010
Events 202
Sports 16
Sports/Disciplines 16

Description

The 7th Asian Games were held from September 1, 1974 to September 16, 1974 in Tehran, Iran. The Azadi sports complex was made for the Games. The Asian Games were hosted in the Middle East for the first time.

Tehran, the capital of Iran, played host to 3,010 athletes coming from 25 countries/NOCs, the highest number of participants since the inception of the Games. Fencing, gymnastics and women's basketball were added to the existing disciplines.

In addition to use of state-of-the-art technology, from synthetic track to photo-finish cameras, the Games were known for strict security measures due to reported threats from the Palestinians and a Japanese militant sect. Politics also played a major role. The Arab nations, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China and North Korea refused to play with Israel in tennis, fencing, basketball and football.

The Asian Games Federation conference, which was held ten months before the Games, decided to expel the Republic of China (Taiwan) from the games and accepted the entry of the People's Republic of China.

Officially opened by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Athlete's Oath Mansour Barzegar Torch Lighter Golverdi Peymani Stadium Aryamehr Stadium

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Aquatics
  • Athletics
    AT
  • Badminton
    BD
  • Basketball
    BK
  • Boxing
    BX
  • Cycling
    CY
  • Fencing
    FE
  • Football
    FB
  • Gymnastics
    GY
  • Hockey
    HO
  • Shooting
    SH
  • Table Tennis
    TT
  • Tennis
    TE
  • Volleyball
    VB
  • Weightlifting
    WL
  • Wrestling
    WR