Beijing 1990
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.
11th Asian Games  Beijing 1990
Opening Ceremony 22 Sep 1990
Closing Ceremony 07 Oct 1990
Host City Beijing
Country China
Nations Participating 36
Athletes 6122
Events 310
Sports 27
Sports/Disciplines 27
Participating NOCs
AFG Afghanistan
KOR Korea
PLE Palestine
BRN Bahrain
KUW Kuwait
PHI Philippines
BAN Bangladesh
LAO Laos
QAT Qatar
BHU Bhutan
LIB Lebanon
KSA Saudi Arabia
BRU Brunei Darussalam
MAC Macau
SIN Singapore
CHN China
MAS Malaysia
SRI Sri Lanka
MDV Maldives
SYR Syria
HKG Hong Kong
MGL Mongolia
TPE Chinese Taipei
IND India
MYA Myanmar
THA Thailand
INA Indonesia
NEP Nepal
UAE United Arab Emirates
IRI Iran
OMA Oman
VIE Vietnam
JPN Japan
PAK Pakistan
YEM Yemen
Sports / Disciplines
Swimming ASW
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
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Emblem, Beijing 1990

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Mascot, Beijing 1990


Asian Results

Final Medal Table

Sport Federations

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International Federations