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The 1986 Asian Games (Korean: 1986년 아시안 게임, romanized1986-nyeon Asian Geim), 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, as it 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 lighterJang Jae-keun and Park Mi-sun[1]
Main venueOlympic Stadium
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Host city selectionEdit

Baghdad, Pyongyang, and Seoul are the bidding cities for the Games, however both Baghdad and Pyongyang later withdrew.[2]

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, which was set to host the next games in Beijing, competed, and ultimately finished at the top of the medal table. Two years later, all except North Korea participated at the 1988 Summer Olympics with Brunei sent only one official.

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

Parade of NationsEdit

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Order Nation Korean Roman transliteration Flag bearer Sport
1   Nepal (NEP) 네팔 Nepal
2   Lebanon (LIB) 레바논 Rebanon
3   Malaysia (MAS) 말레이시아 Malleisia
4   Maldives (MDV) 몰디브 Moldibeu
5   Bahrain (BRN) 바레인 Barein
6   Bangladesh (BAN) 방글라데시 Banggeulladesi
7   Bhutan (BHU) 부탄 Butan
8   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 사우디아라비아 Saudiarabia
9   Sri Lanka (SRI) 스리랑카 Seurirangka
10   Singapore (SIN) 싱가포르 Singgaporeu
11   United Arab Emirates (UAE) 아랍에미리트 Arabemiriteu
12   North Yemen (YAR) 예멘 아랍 공화국 ye men a rab gong hwa guk
13   Oman (OMA) 오만 Oman
14   Iraq (IRQ) 이라크 Irakeu
15   Jordan (JOR) 요르단 Yoreudan
16   Iran (IRN) 이란 Iran Reza Soukhteh-Saraei Wrestling
17   India (IND) 인도 Indo
18   Indonesia (INA) 인도네시아 Indonesia
19   Japan (JPN) 일본 Ilbon
20   China (CHN) 중화인민공화국 jung hwa in min gong hwa guk
21   Qatar (QAT) 카타르 Katareu
22   Kuwait (KUW) 쿠웨이트 Kuweiteu
23   Thailand (THA) 태국 Taeguk
24   Pakistan (PAK) 파키스탄 Pakiseutan
25   Philippines (PHI) 필리핀 Pillipin
26   Hong Kong (HKG) 홍콩 Hong Kong
27   South Korea (KOR) 대한민국 Daehan Minguk

MascotEdit

The official mascot for the 1986 Asian Games was Hodori the tiger, which was also the mascot of the 1988 Summer Olympics.

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
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28th
Sun
29th
Mon
30th
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1st
Thu
2nd
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3rd
Sat
4th
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5th
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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
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Gold
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VenuesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "서울아시아경기대회". Encyclopedia of Korean Culture. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ "第10届亚运会概况—1986年汉城亚运会". Tencent Sports. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ 1986 Asian Games Opening Ceremony Athletes Parade

External linksEdit


Preceded by
New Delhi
Asian Games
Seoul

X Asiad (1986)
Succeeded by
Beijing