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1970 Asian Games

VI Asian Games
Host city Bangkok, Thailand
Nations participating 18
Athletes participating 2,400
Events 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. 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 1
  • Sports 2
  • Medal table 3
  • References 4

Participating nations


Medal table

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


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