1966 Asian Games

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V Asian Games
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Slogan: "Ever Onward"
Host city Bangkok, Thailand
Nations participating 18
Athletes participating 1,945
Events 14 sports
Opening ceremony December 9
Closing ceremony December 20
Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Main venue Suphachalasai Stadium

The 1966 Asian Games, also known as the V Asiad, was a multi-sport event which was held from December 9, 1966 to December 20, 1966 in Bangkok, Thailand. A total of 142 events in 14 sports were contested by athletes in the game. Taiwan and Israel returned to the Asian Games, reversing the decision taken by Indonesia in the previous Asiad to debar the two countries. A total number of 2,500 athletes and officials, coming from 18 countries, were involved in this Asiad, where women's volleyball made its debut.

Venue[edit]

National Sport Complex[edit]

  • Suphachalasai Stadium (Opening & Closing ceremonies, Athletics and Football)
  • Chantanayingyong Gymnasium (Volleyball)
  • Dhephatsadin Stadium (Hockey)
  • Nimibutr Indoor Stadium (Basketball)
  • Tennis Stadium (Tennis)
  • Wisutarom Swimming Pool (Diving, Swimming)

Sport Authority of Thailand Sport Complex (Hua Mark)[edit]

  • Indoor Stadium (formerly Kittikachorn Indoor Stadium) (Badminton and Boxing)
  • Shooting Range (Shooting)
  • Velodrome (Cycling)

Chulalongkorn University Sport Complex[edit]

  • Chula Football Stadium (Football)
  • Chula Student Union Hall (Table Tennis)
  • Chula Swimming Stadium (Water Polo)

Thammasat University (Thaprachan Centre)[edit]

  • Thammasat Gymnasium (Volleyball)

Other Venue in Bangkok[edit]

  • Cultural Hall (Weightlifting)
  • Amporn Garden Hall (Wrestling)

Participating nations[edit]

Sports[edit]

Medal table[edit]

Japan led the medal table for Fifth consecutive times with new record for most gold medals in single Games since 1962 in Jakarta. The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, Thailand, is highlighted.

Source : Overall Medal Standings - Bangkok 1966

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 78 53 33 164
2  South Korea (KOR) 12 18 21 51
3  Thailand (THA) 12 14 11 37
4  Malaysia (MAS) 7 5 6 18
5  India (IND) 7 3 11 21
6  Iran (IRI) 6 8 17 31
7  Indonesia (INA) 5 5 12 32
8  Republic of China (ROC) 5 4 10 19
9  Israel (ISR) 3 5 3 11
10  Philippines (PHI) 2 15 25 42
11  Pakistan (PAK) 2 4 2 8
12  Burma (BIR) 1 0 4 5
13  Singapore (SIN) 0 5 7 12
14  South Vietnam (VIE) 0 1 1 2
15  Ceylon (CEY) 0 0 6 6
16  Hong Kong (HKG) 0 0 1 1
Total 140 140 170 460

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