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Bangkok 1978

Opening Ceremony 09 Dec 1978
Closing Ceremony 20 Dec 1978
Host City Bangkok
Country Thailand
Nations Participating 19
Athletes 3842
Events 201
Sports 19
Sports/Disciplines 20

Description

The 8th Asian Games were held from December 9, 1978 to December 20, 1978 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pakistan dropped its plan to host the Asian Games due to conflicts with Bangladesh and India.

Singapore backed out on holding the Games due to financial reasons. Thailand offered to help and the Asiad therefore was held in Bangkok. On the political front, Israel was expelled from the Asian Games.

A total number of 3,842 athletes, coming from 25 countries, competed in these Asian Games. Debuting sports were archery and bowling.

Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej Stadium Suphachalasai Stadium

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

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