1990 Asian Games
|Host city||Beijing, China|
|Events||308 in 27 sports|
|Opening ceremony||September 22|
|Closing ceremony||October 7|
|Officially opened by||Yang Shangkun
President of China
|Athlete's Oath||Chen Longcan (Table Tennis)|
|Torch lighter||Xu Haifeng (Shooting),
Gao Min (Diving) and
Zhang Rongfang (Volleyball)
|Main venue||Workers Stadium|
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.
To commemorate the 11th Asian Games, three different sets of stamps were issued in 1988, 1989 and 1990.
- 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|