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Hiroshima 1994

Opening Ceremony 02 Oct 1994
Closing Ceremony 16 Oct 1994
Host City Hiroshima
Country Japan
Nations Participating 42
Athletes 6828
Events 337
Sports 34
Sports/Disciplines 36

Description

The 1994 Asian Games also known as XII Asiad were held from October 2 to October 16, 1994 in Hiroshima, Japan.  

The main theme of this edition was to promote peace and harmony among Asian nations. It was emphasized by the host because the venue was the site of the first atomic bomb attack in 1945. This edition of the Asian Games saw two additions. One is the addition of the return of Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China. The other one is the addition of five Central Asian countries newly independent from the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The Hiroshima Asian Games was the first to be held in a non-capital city. Due to the First Gulf War, Iraq was suspended from the games. Also, this was the only Asian Games to have a male-female pair as a mascot.

There were a total number of 6,828 athletes and officials involved, from 42 countries, with a total number of 34 events. Debut sports at this edition of the Asiad were baseball, karate and modern pentathlon. Officially opened by HIM Emperor Akihito Stadium Hiroshima Big Arch

SPORTS / DISCIPLINES

  • Aquatics
    • Aquatics
      AQ
    • Swimming
      ASW
  • Archery
    AR
  • Athletics
    AT
  • Badminton
    BD
  • Baseball
    BB
  • Basketball
    BK
  • Bowling
    BW
  • Boxing
    BX
  • Canoe / Kayak
    • Canoe / kayak
      CK
  • Cycling
    CY
  • Equestrian
    EQ
  • Fencing
    FE
  • Football
    FB
  • Golf
    GO
  • Gymnastics
    GY
  • Handball
    HB
  • Hockey
    HO
  • Judo
    JU
  • Kabaddi
    KA
  • Karate
    KR
  • Modern Pentathlon
    MP
  • Rowing
    RO
  • Sailing
    SA
  • Sepaktakraw
    SE
  • Shooting
    SH
  • Soft Tennis
    ST
  • Softball
    SO
  • Table Tennis
    TT
  • Taekwondo
    TK
  • Tennis
    TE
  • Volleyball
    VB
  • Weightlifting
    WL
  • Wrestling
    WR
  • Wushu
    WU
  • Yachting
    YA

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