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XI Asian Games

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Nations participating 37
Athletes participating 4,755
Events 27 sports
Opening ceremony September 22, 1990
Closing ceremony October 7, 1990
Officially opened by Yang Shangkun
Athlete's Oath ---
Judge's Oath ---
Torch Lighter ---
Stadium Workers Stadium

The 11th Asian Games also known as XI Asiad were held from September 22, 1990 to October 7, 1990 in Beijing, China. It was the first large-scale international sports event to be held in the People's Republic of China. A total number of 6,122 athletes, coming from from 37 countries, competed in 29 sports. Debuting sports were softball, sepak takraw, wushu, kabaddi and canoeing.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) lost its president, Sheikh Fahad Al-Sabah, during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. This was the most shocking news surrounding the 11th Asiad. OCA headquarters were temporarily moved to the United Kingdom, till USA liberated Kuwait in 1991.

Seven world records (six in archery, one in cycling) and 89 Asian records were broken, while one world record and eleven Asian records were equalled in the Beijing Asiad.

The games served as a pre-cursor to China's further development in the sporting arena, as the country went on to bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics and then won the bid for the 2008 Olympics.


[edit] Sports

[edit] Medal counts

1990 Asian Games medal count Image:Oca1.png
Pos Country Image:Med 1.png Image:Med 2.png Image:Med 3.png Total
1Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China18310751341
2Image:Flag of South Korea (bordered).svg Republic of Korea545473181
3Image:Flag of Japan (bordered).svg Japan386076174
4Image:Flag of North Korea.svg Democratic People's Republic of Korea12313982
5Image:Flag of Iran.svg Iran46818
6Image:Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan41712
7Image:Flag of Indonesia (bordered).svg Indonesia362130
8Image:Flag of Qatar (bordered).svg Qatar3216
9Image:Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand27817
10Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia2248
11Image:Flag of India.svg India181423
12Image:Flag of the People's Republic of Mongolia (1949-1992).svg Mongolia17917
13Image:Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines12710
14Image:Flag of Syria.svg Syria1023
15Image:Flag of Oman (bordered).svg Oman1000
16Image:Chinese Taipei Olympic Flag (bordered).svg Chinese Taipei0102131
17Image:Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg Hong Kong0257
18Image:Flag of Sri Lanka.svg Sri Lanka0213
19Image:Flag of Singapore (bordered).svg Singapore0145
20Image:Flag of Bangladesh.svg Bangladesh0101
21Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar0022
22Image:Flag of Laos.svg Laos0011
23Image:Flag of Macau.svg Macau0011
24Image:Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal0011
25Image:Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Saudi Arabia0010


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