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 NOCs, the highest number of participants since the inception of the Games. Fencing, gymnastics and women's basketball were added to the existing disciplines.
The Asian Games Federation conference, which was held ten months before the Games, decided to expel the Republic of China 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