1982 Asian Games
|Host city||Delhi, India|
|Events||196 in 21 sports|
|Opening ceremony||November 19|
|Closing ceremony||December 4|
|Officially opened by||President Zail Singh|
|Athlete's Oath||P.T. Usha|
|Torch Lighter||Deanna Syme Tewari & Balbir Singh, Sr.|
|Main venue||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982 to December 4, 1982 in Delhi, India. An incredible 74 Asian and Asian Games records were broken. This was also the first Asiad to be held under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia.
A total of 3,411 athletes from 33 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in these games, competing in 196 events in 21 sports and 23 disciplines. The number of participating countries was the greatest in Asian Games history. Handball, equestrian, rowing and golf were included for the first time; fencing and bowling were excluded.
The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, India, is highlighted.
|3||South Korea (KOR)||28||28||37||93|
|4||North Korea (PRK)||17||19||20||56|
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