1978 Asian Games

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Nations participating 25
Athletes participating 3,842
Events 19 sports
Opening ceremony December 9, 1978
Closing ceremony December 20, 1978
Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Athlete's Oath ---
Judge's Oath ---
Torch Lighter ---
Stadium Suphachalasai Stadium

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


[edit] Sports


[edit] Medal Count

1978 Asian Games medal count Image:Asiad.png
Pos Country Image:Med 1.png Image:Med 2.png Image:Med 3.png Totals
1 Image:Flag of Japan (bordered).svg Japan 70 58 49 177
2 Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Republic of China 51 55 45 151
3 Image:Flag of South Korea (bordered).svg Republic of Korea 18 20 32 70
4 Image:Flag of North Korea.svg Democratic People's Republic of Korea 15 13 15 43
5 Image:Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 11 11 20 42
6 Image:Flag of India.svg India 11 11 6 28
7 Image:Flag of Indonesia (bordered).svg Indonesia 8 7 18 33
8 Image:Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 4 4 9 17
9 Image:Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 4 4 6 14
10 Image:Flag of Iraq (1963-1991).svg Iraq 2 4 6 12
11 Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 2 1 4 7
12 Image:Flag of Singapore (bordered).svg Singapore 2 1 3 6
13 Image:Flag of the People's Republic of Mongolia (1949-1992).svg Mongolia 1 3 5 9
14 Image:Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 1 1 0 2
15 Image:Flag of Egypt 1972.svg Syria 1 0 0 1
16 Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar 0 3 3 6
17 Image:Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong 0 2 3 5
18 Image:Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka 0 0 2 2
19 Image:Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 0 0 1 1




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Asian Indoor Games
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Other articles
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1978 Asian Games

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