1982 Asian Games

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IX Asian Games

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Nations participating 33
Athletes participating 4,595
Events 21 sports
Opening ceremony November 19, 1982
Closing ceremony December 4, 1982
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Athlete's Oath ---
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Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982 to December 4, 1982 in New Delhi, India. This was the second time the Games were held in Delhi as they were the host to the inaugural 1951 Asian Games. New Delhi joined Bangkok (four times) as the only cities to host multiple editions of the Asian Games.

The New Delhi Asian Games was the first Asiad to be held under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Asian Games Federation, under whose jurisdiction the first eight Asian Games had been held, dissolved to make way for the OCA.

A total number of 4,595 athletes, coming from 33 countries, competed in this Asiad. Debut sports were equestrian, golf, handball, rowing, and Women's field hockey.

These Asian Games also saw the beginning of Chinese dominance in the medals tally. Japan had won the maximum number of medals in previous editions of the Games. China made its presence felt in the sporting world by dethroning Japan as the top medallists. From now on, China would be the top medal getter in all succeeding Asiads.

In preparation for the IX Asian Games, colour television was introduced in India in a big way, as the Games were to be broadcasted in colour.

The mascot for the Games was Appu – a kid elephant. Known in real life as "Kuttinarayanan", this elephant fractured its leg in an accident when he was seven years old – he stepped into a septic tank. That wound would not heal and it eventually killed him. Kuttinarayanan died on May 14, 2005.

Host of the 10th en next Asiad in 1986, and the 24th Summer Olympics in 1988, South Korea participated in the New Delhi Asiad with a 406-person delegation, including an observation team to study the facilities, management and events.


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1982 Asian Games medal count Image:Asiad.png
Pos Country Image:Med 1.png Image:Med 2.png Image:Med 3.png Totals
1Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 615141153
2Image:Flag of Japan.svg Japan 575244153
3Image:Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 28283793
4Image:Flag of North Korea.svg North Korea 17192056
5Image:Flag of India.svg India 13192557
6Image:Flag of Indonesia.svg Indonesia 44715
7Image:Flag of Iran.svg Iran 44412
8Image:Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan 33511
9Image:Flag of the People's Republic of Mongolia (1949-1992).svg Mongolia 3317
10Image:Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 23914
11Image:Flag of Iraq (1963-1991).svg Iraq 2349
12Image:Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 15410
13Image:Flag of Kuwait.svg Kuwait 1337
14Image:Flag of Syria.svg Syria 1113
15Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 1034
16Image:Flag of Singapore.svg Singapore 1023
17Image:AfghanFlag1980.png Afghanistan 0101
18Image:Flag of Lebanon.svg Lebanon 0011
19Image:Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain 0011
20Image:Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong 0011
21Image:Flag of Qatar.svg Qatar 0011
22Image:Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam 0011

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Far Eastern Championship Games
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Asian Indoor Games
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Asian Beach Games
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