loader-img-1.png
loader-img-2.png

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

Opening Ceremony
12/09/1978
Closing Ceremony
12/20/1978
HOST CITY
Bangkok
COUNTRY
ATHLETES PARTICIPATING
3842
No Of Events
201
No Of Sports
19
NOC
25
Game No
8

Participating National Olympic Committees

Sports / Disciplines

Medal Tally

Rank
NOC
Total
Rank by total
1
Japan
70
58
49
177
1
2
People's Republic of China
51
55
45
151
2
3
Republic of Korea
18
20
31
69
3
4
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
15
13
15
43
4
5
Thailand
11
11
20
42
5
6
India
11
11
6
28
7
7
Indonesia
8
7
18
33
6
8
Pakistan
4
4
9
17
8
9
Philippines
4
4
6
14
9
10
Iraq
2
4
6
12
10
11
Malaysia
2
1
4
7
12
12
Singapore
2
1
3
6
13
13
Mongolia
1
3
5
9
11
14
Lebanon
1
1
0
2
16
15
Syrian Arab Republic
1
0
0
1
18
16
Myanmar
0
3
3
6
13
17
Hong Kong, China
0
2
3
5
15
18
Sri Lanka
0
0
2
2
16
19
Kuwait
0
0
1
1
18

Asian Marks