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The 1986 Asian Games, also known as the 10th Asian Games and the X Asiad were held from 20 September to 5 October 1986, in Seoul, South Korea. The city was supposed to host the 1970 games, but it received security threats from neighbouring North Korea, forcing it to give up hosting the games to previous 1966 host Bangkok, Thailand. The venues and facilities of the 10th Asiad were the same venues and facilities that would be used in the 1988 Summer Olympics, this was considered a test event.

X Asian Games
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Host citySeoul, South Korea
Nations participating27
Athletes participating4,839
Events296 in 25 sports
Opening ceremony20 September
Closing ceremony5 October
Officially opened byChun Doo-hwan
President of South Korea
Officially closed byFahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Torch lighterChang Jae-guen[citation needed]
Main venueOlympic Stadium
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Boycotting countriesEdit

 
Boycotting countries are in dark red

Communist states North Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and South Yemen, as well as Burma, Syria, and Brunei all boycotted the Games for political reasons and conditions. However, the communist People's Republic of China competed.

Terrorist attackEdit

A North Korean spy detonated a bomb behind a vending machine in Gimpo International Airport and killed five people, including a technician, just a few days before the Games started.

Participating nationsEdit

MascotEdit

The official mascot for the 1986 Asian Games was Hodori.

SportsEdit

CalendarEdit

 ●  Opening ceremony     Event competitions  ●  Event finals  ●  Closing ceremony
September / October 1986 20th
Sat
21st
Sun
22nd
Mon
23rd
Tue
24th
Wed
25th
Thu
26th
Fri
27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
Gold
medals
  Archery 4 8 12
  Athletics 4 9 10 6 8 5 42
  Badminton 2 5 7
  Basketball 1 1 2
  Bowling 2 2 6 2 12
  Boxing 12 12
  Cycling – Road 1 2 3
  Cycling – Track 1 1 1 3 6
  Diving 1 1 1 1 4
  Equestrian 2 1 1 1 1 6
  Fencing 1 2 1 2 2 8
  Field hockey 1 1 2
  Football 1 1
  Golf 2 2
  Gymnastics 1 1 2 10 14
  Handball 1 1
  Judo 2 2 2 2 8
  Rowing 8 8
  Sailing 5 5
  Shooting 4 5 7 2 4 5 3 30
  Swimming 4 5 5 5 5 5 29
  Table tennis 2 5 7
  Taekwondo 2 2 2 2 8
  Tennis 2 2 2 1 7
  Volleyball 1 1 2
  Water polo 1 1
  Weightlifting 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
  Wrestling 5 5 5 5 20
Total gold medals 11 13 17 19 23 16 17 13 25 26 22 9 18 34 6 269
Ceremonies
September / October 1986 20th
Sat
21st
Sun
22nd
Mon
23rd
Tue
24th
Wed
25th
Thu
26th
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27th
Sat
28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
Tue
1st
Thu
2nd
Fri
3rd
Sat
4th
Sun
5th
Mon
Gold
medals

Medal tableEdit

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

  *   Host nation (South Korea)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  China (CHN)948246222
2  South Korea (KOR)*935576224
3  Japan (JPN)587677211
4  Iran (IRI)661022
5  India (IND)592337
6  Philippines (PHI)45918
7  Thailand (THA)3101326
8  Pakistan (PAK)2349
9  Indonesia (INA)151420
10  Hong Kong (HKG)1135
11–22Remaining3163554
Totals (22 nations)270268310848

See alsoEdit

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