1970 Asian Games

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VI Asian Games
6th asiad.png
Host city Bangkok, Thailand
Nations participating 18
Athletes participating 2,400
Events 135 in 13 sports
Opening ceremony December 9
Closing ceremony December 20
Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Torch Lighter Preeda Chullamondhol
Main venue Suphachalasai Stadium

The 6th Asian Games were held from December 9, 1970 to December 20, 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand.[1][2][3] Originally Seoul, South Korea was selected to host the 6th Games but it declined due to both financial reasons and security threats from neighboring North Korea. Previous host Thailand stepped in to save the Asiad and staged the Games using the funds of South Korea. A total number of 2,400 athletes, coming from 18 countries, competed in this Asiad, where yachting made its debut.

Participating nations[edit]

Non-competing nations

The following only sent non-competing delegations:

Sports[edit]

Calendar[edit]

In the following calendar for the 1970 Asian Games, each blue box represents an event competition, such as a qualification round, on that day. The yellow boxes represent days during which medal-awarding finals for a sport were held. The numeral indicates the number of event finals for each sport held that day. On the left, the calendar lists each sport with events held during the Games, and at the right, how many gold medals were won in that sport. There is a key at the top of the calendar to aid the reader.

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony
September 1970 9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
15th
Tue
16th
Wed
17th
Thu
18th
Fri
19th
Sat
20th
Sun
Gold
medals
Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics 5 6 6 5 5 8 35
Badminton pictogram.svg Badminton 2 5 7
Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball 1 1
Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing 11 11
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg Cycling – Road 1 2 3
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg Cycling – Track 1 1 2 4 8
Diving pictogram.svg Diving 1 1 1 1 4
Field hockey pictogram.svg Field hockey 1 1
Football pictogram.svg Football 1 1
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 5 5
Shooting pictogram.svg Shooting 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14
Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming 6 5 5 4 4 24
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball 2 2
Water polo pictogram.svg Water polo 1 1
Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling 10 10
Total gold medals 9 9 15 25 16 27 13 5 2 13 1
Ceremonies OC CC
September 1970 9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
15th
Tue
16th
Wed
17th
Thu
18th
Fri
19th
Sat
20th
Sun
Gold
medals

Medal table[edit]

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

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 74 47 23 144
2  South Korea (KOR) 18 13 23 54
3  Thailand (THA) 9 17 13 39
4  Iran (IRI) 9 7 7 23
5  India (IND) 6 9 10 25
6  Israel (ISR) 6 6 5 17
7  Malaysia (MAS) 5 1 7 13
8  Burma (BIR) 3 2 7 12
9  Indonesia (INA) 2 5 13 20
10  Ceylon (CEY) 2 2 0 4
Total 137 133 153 423

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A-Games: 18 confirm". The Straits Times. 24 September 1970. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Medals count". The Straits Times. 21 December 1970. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "All the results". The Straits Times. 20 December 1970. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 

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