1970 Asian Games

The 6th Asian Games (Thai: เอเชียนเกมส์ 2513) were held from 9 to 20 December 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand.[1] Seoul, South Korea, had been selected to host the 6th Games but it declined due to both financial reasons and security threats from neighboring North Korea. (The city eventually hosted in 1986). The previous host, Thailand, stepped in to save the Asiad. 2,400 athletes from 18 countries competed in this Asiad, where yachting made its debut.

VI Asian Games
Host cityBangkok, Thailand
MottoEver Onward
Nations participating18
Athletes participating2,400
Events135 in 13 sports
Opening ceremony9 December
Closing ceremony20 December
Officially opened byBhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Torch lighterPreeda Chullamondhol
Main venueSuphachalasai Stadium
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Venue

National Sport Complex

  • Suphachalasai Stadium (Opening & Closing ceremonies, Athletics and Football)
  • Chantanayingyong Gymnasium (Volleyball)
  • Dhephatsadin Stadium (Hockey)
  • Nimibutr Indoor Stadium (Basketball)
  • Wisutarom Swimming Pool (Diving, Swimming)

Sport Authority of Thailand Sport Complex (Hua Mark)

  • Indoor Stadium (formerly Kittikachorn Indoor Stadium) (Badminton and Boxing)
  • Shooting Range (Shooting)
  • Velodrome (Cycling)

Chulalongkorn University Sport Complex

  • Chula Football Stadium (Football)
  • Chula Swimming Stadium (Water Polo)

Thammasat University (Thaprachan Centre)

  • Thammasat Gymnasium (Volleyball)

Other Venue in Bangkok

  • Cultural Hall (Weightlifting)
  • Amporn Garden Hall (Wrestling)

Pattaya (Outside Bangkok)

  • Pattaya Bay (Sailing)

Participating nations

Non-competing nations

The following only sent non-competing delegations:

Sports

Calendar

In the following calendar for the 1970 Asian Games, each blue box represents an event competition, such as a qualification round, on that day. The yellow boxes represent days during which medal-awarding finals for a sport were held. The numeral indicates the number of event finals for each sport held that day. On the left, the calendar lists each sport with events held during the Games, and at the right, how many gold medals were won in that sport. There is a key at the top of the calendar to aid the reader.

OCOpening ceremony Event competitions 1Event finals CCClosing ceremony
December 1970 9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
15th
Tue
16th
Wed
17th
Thu
18th
Fri
19th
Sat
20th
Sun
Gold
medals
Athletics 5 6 6 5 5 8 35
Badminton 2 5 7
Basketball 1 1
Boxing 11 11
Cycling – Road 1 2 3
Cycling – Track 1 1 2 4 8
Diving 1 1 1 1 4
Field hockey 1 1
Football 1 1
Sailing 5 5
Shooting 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14
Swimming 6 5 5 4 4 24
Volleyball 2 2
Water polo 1 1
Weightlifting 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Wrestling 10 10
Total gold medals99152516271352131135
CeremoniesOCCC
December 1970 9th
Wed
10th
Thu
11th
Fri
12th
Sat
13th
Sun
14th
Mon
15th
Tue
16th
Wed
17th
Thu
18th
Fri
19th
Sat
20th
Sun
Gold
medals

Medal table

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

  *   Host nation (Thailand)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)744723144
2 South Korea (KOR)18132354
3 Thailand (THA)*9171339
4 Iran (IRI)97723
5 India (IND)691025
6 Israel (ISR)66517
7 Malaysia (MAS)51713
8 Burma (BIR)32712
9 Indonesia (INA)251320
10 Ceylon (CEY)2204
11–16Remaining3244572
Totals (16 nations)137133153423

References

  1. "A-Games: 18 confirm". The Straits Times. 24 September 1970. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
    - "Medals count". The Straits Times. 21 December 1970. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
    - "All the results". The Straits Times. 20 December 1970. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
Preceded by
Bangkok
Asian Games
Bangkok

VI Asiad (1970)
Succeeded by
Tehran
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