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1982 Asian Games

IX Asian Games
Host city Delhi, India
Nations participating 33
Athletes participating 4,595
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) Dosanjh
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.[1]

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.[2]


  • Sports 1
  • Participating nations 2
  • Medal table 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Participating nations

Medal table

The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, India, is highlighted.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 61 51 41 153
2  Japan (JPN) 57 52 44 153
3  South Korea (KOR) 28 28 37 93
4  North Korea (PRK) 17 19 20 56
5  India (IND) 13 19 25 57
6  Indonesia (INA) 4 4 7 15
7  Iran (IRI) 4 4 4 12
8  Pakistan (PAK) 3 3 5 11
9  Mongolia (MGL) 3 3 1 7
10  Philippines (PHI) 2 3 9 14
Total 199 200 215 614

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "IX Asian Games".  

External links

  • IX Asian Games at Olympic Council of Asia website
  • Asian Games mascot Appu is no more
  • Celebrity elephant `Asiad Appu' died at the Aanakotta (elephant yard) of the Guruvayur Devaswom at Punnathurkotta
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