The 1987 South Asian Games, officially the 3rd South Asian Federation Games were a multi-sport event, held in Kolkata, India in 1987. It was the largest sporting event ever to be held in Kolkata, and West Bengal as a whole. This was also the first time when India hosted these Games. India would host the Games one more in 1995.
A total of 10 disciplinees were contested in these Games. India was the major medal winner at these events, garnering approximately 43% of all the medals. Seven nations participated in these Games.