1990 Asian Games
|Host city||Beijing, China|
|Motto||Unity, friendship and progress|
(Chinese: 团结、友谊、进步; pinyin: Tuánjié, yǒuyì, jìnbù)
|Events||308 in 27 sports|
|Opening ceremony||22 September|
|Closing ceremony||7 October|
|Officially opened by||Yang Shangkun|
President of China
|Officially closed by||Roy de Silva|
Acting President of Olympic Council of Asia
|Athlete's Oath||Chen Longcan|
|Torch lighter||Xu Haifeng,|
Gao Min, and
|Main venue||Workers Stadium|
The 1990 Asian Games also known as the XI Asiad and the 11th Asian Games (Chinese: 第十一届亚洲运动会; pinyin: Dì shíyī jiè yàzhōu yùndònghuì), were held from September 22 to October 7, 1990, in Beijing, China. This was the first Asian Games held in China.
The games served as a precursor to China's further development in the sporting arena, as the country went on to bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics (losing to Sydney) in 1993 and eventually won the bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics in 2001. China dominated the games, grabbing 60% of the gold medals and 34% of the total medal count.
This also marked Taiwan's first participation in the Asian Games as Chinese Taipei.
In 1983, two cities in Asia demonstrated interest to host the 1990 Asian Games, one was Beijing of China and the other was Hiroshima in Japan. The two appeared before the Olympic Council of Asia, during a meeting of the same, the following year in Seoul, that also served as a previous meeting to evaluate the preparations of the city for the next Asian Games and also for the 1988 Summer Olympics. Beijing eventually won the right to host the 1990 edition, while Hiroshima, when presenting an excellent technical level application, was ratified as the host of the 1994 Asian Games.
34 votes were needed for selection.
|1990 Asian Games bidding result|
To commemorate the 11th Asian Games, three different sets of stamps were issued in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
Participating National Olympic Committees
National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are named according to their official IOC designations and arranged according to their official IOC country codes in 1990. Note that Iraq was suspended by the Olympic Council of Asia from participating at the Asian Games due to the Gulf War which killed first OCA president Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Iraq would only return to compete in the sporting event in 2006.
- Demonstration sports
The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, China, is highlighted.
|2||South Korea (KOR)||54||54||73||181|
|4||North Korea (PRK)||12||31||39||82|
|Totals (25 NOCs)||310||309||357||976|
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XI Asian Games (1990)