Bangkok 1978
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
8th Asian Games  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
Participating NOCs
CHN China
KOR Korea
PAK Pakistan
KUW Kuwait
PHI Philippines
HKG Hong Kong
LIB Lebanon
SIN Singapore
IND India
MAS Malaysia
SRI Sri Lanka
INA Indonesia
MGL Mongolia
SYR Syria
IRQ Iraq
MYA Myanmar
THA Thailand
JPN Japan
Sports / Disciplines
Diving ADV
Swimming ASW
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
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Asian Marks

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Emblem, Bangkok 1978


Asian Results

Final Medal Table

Sport Federations

Asian Federations

International Federations