1986 Asian Games

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X Asian Games
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Host city Seoul, South Korea
Nations participating 27
Athletes participating 4,839
Events 25 sports
Opening ceremony September 20
Closing ceremony October 5
Officially opened by President Chun Doo-hwan
Torch Lighter Chang Jae Guen
Main venue Olympic Stadium
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The 10th Asian Games were held from September 20, 1986 to October 5, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea. The city was supposed to host the 1970 games, but it received security threats from neighbouring North Korea, forcing it to give up hosting the games to previous 1966 host Bangkok, Thailand. The venues and facilities of the 10th Asiad were the same venues and facilities used in the 1988 Summer Olympics two years later because this was considered a test event.

All socialist countries including North Korea except Mainland China boycotted the Games due to political conditions. A spy detonated a bomb behind a vending machine in Gimpo International Airport and killed five people, including a technician, just few days before the Games started.

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Medal table[edit]

The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, South Korea, is highlighted.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 94 82 46 222
2  South Korea (KOR) 93 55 76 224
3  Japan (JPN) 58 76 77 211
4  Iran (IRI) 6 6 10 22
5  India (IND) 5 9 23 37
6  Philippines (PHI) 4 5 9 18
7  Thailand (THA) 3 10 13 26
8  Pakistan (PAK) 2 3 4 9
9  Indonesia (INA) 1 5 14 20
10  Hong Kong (HKG) 1 1 3 5
Total 270 268 310 848

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