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Tehran 1974

The 7th Asian Games were held from September 1, 1974 to September 16, 1974 in Tehran, Iran. The Azadi sports complex was made for the Games. The Asian Games were hosted in the Middle East for the first time.

Tehran, the capital of Iran, played host to 3,010 athletes coming from 25 countries/NOCs, the highest number of participants since the inception of the Games. Fencing, gymnastics and women's basketball were added to the existing disciplines.

In addition to use of state-of-the-art technology, from synthetic track to photo-finish cameras, the Games were known for strict security measures due to reported threats from the Palestinians and a Japanese militant sect. Politics also played a major role. The Arab nations, Pakistan, the People's Republic of China and North Korea refused to play with Israel in tennis, fencing, basketball and football.

The Asian Games Federation conference, which was held ten months before the Games, decided to expel the Republic of China (Taiwan) from the games and accepted the entry of the People's Republic of China.

Officially opened by Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Athlete's Oath Mansour Barzegar Torch Lighter Golverdi Peymani Stadium Aryamehr Stadium

Opening Ceremony
09/01/1974
Closing Ceremony
09/16/1974
HOST CITY
Tehran
Game No
7
NOC
25
No Of Events
202
No Of Sports
16

Participating National Olympic Committees

Sports / Disciplines

Medal Tally

Rank
NOC
Total
Rank by total
1
Japan
75
49
51
175
1
2
Islamic Republic of Iran
36
28
17
81
3
3
People's Republic of China
32
46
27
105
2
4
Republic of Korea
16
26
15
57
4
5
Indonesia
15
14
17
46
5
6
Israel
7
4
8
19
7
7
India
4
12
12
28
6
8
Thailand
4
2
8
14
9
9
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
3
4
4
11
11
10
Mongolia
2
5
8
15
8
11
Pakistan
2
0
7
9
13
12
Sri Lanka
2
0
0
2
17
13
Singapore
1
3
7
11
11
14
Iraq
1
0
3
4
15
15
Philippines
0
2
11
13
10
16
Malaysia
0
1
5
6
14
17
Myanmar
0
1
2
3
16
18
Kuwait
0
1
0
1
18
19
Afghanistan
0
0
1
1
18

Asian Marks