1970 Asian Games

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VI Asian Games
6th asiad.png
Host cityBangkok, Thailand
MottoEver Onward
Nations participating18
Athletes participating2,400
Events135 in 13 sports
Opening ceremony9 December
Closing ceremony20 December
Officially opened byBhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Torch lighterPreeda Chullamondhol
Main venueSuphachalasai Stadium
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The 6th Asian Games (Thai: เอเชียนเกมส์ 2513) were held from 9 to 20 December 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] Seoul, South Korea, had been selected to host the 6th Games but it declined due to both financial reasons and security threats from neighboring North Korea. (The city eventually hosted in 1986). The previous host, Thailand, stepped in to save the Asiad. 2,400 athletes from 18 countries competed in this Asiad, where yachting 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)
  • 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 Swimming Stadium (Water Polo)

Thammasat University (Thaprachan Centre)[edit]

  • Thammasat Gymnasium (Volleyball)

Other Venue in Bangkok[edit]

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

Pattaya (Outside Bangkok)[edit]

  • Pattaya Bay (Sailing)

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
December 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 1 135
Ceremonies OC CC
December 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.

  *   Host nation (Thailand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)744723144
2 South Korea (KOR)18132354
3 Thailand (THA)*9171339
4 Iran (IRI)97723
5 India (IND)691025
6 Israel (ISR)66517
7 Malaysia (MAS)51713
8 Burma (BIR)32712
9 Indonesia (INA)251320
10 Ceylon (CEY)2204
11–16Remaining3244572
Totals (16 nations)137133153423

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Bangkok
Asian Games
Bangkok

VI Asiad (1970)
Succeeded by
Tehran