1987 South Asian Games

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III South Asian Games
Host cityIndia Kolkata, India
Nations participating7
  • Medal sports: 10
  • Demonstration sport: 1
Opening ceremony20 November
Closing ceremony27 November
Officially opened byR. Venkataraman
President of India
Main venueSalt Lake Stadium
1985 1989  >

The 1987 South Asian Games, officially the 3rd South Asian Federation Games were a multi-sport event, held in Kolkata, India from 20 November to 27 November 1987.[1] 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.

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.


Medal sports (10)
  • Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics
  • Basketball pictogram.svg Basketball (debut)
  • Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing
  • Football pictogram.svg Football
  • Kabaddi pictogram.svg Kabaddi
  • Swimming pictogram.svg Swimming
  • Table tennis pictogram.svg Table tennis (debut)
  • Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg Volleyball (debut)
  • Weightlifting pictogram.svg Weightlifting
  • Wrestling pictogram.svg Wrestling
Demonstration sport (1)
  • Kho kho pictogram.svg Kho kho

Medal tally[edit]

  *   Host nation (India)

1 India*914519155
2 Pakistan16391469
3 Sri Lanka472334
4 Bangladesh3203154
5   Nepal273342
6 Bhutan0156
7 Maldives0000
Totals (7 nations)116119125360


  1. ^ "3rd South Asian Federation Games 1987 (Calcutta, India)". rsssf.com. Retrieved 10 November 2018.