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Bangkok 1998 Asian Games (photos attached)
Updated:2006-11-22

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Opening date: 06 December 1998

Closing date: 20 December 1998

Country of the host city: Thailand (THA)

Participating Nations: 42

Participants: 6554

Sports/Events: 36, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Billiard & Snooker, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Kabaddi, Karatedo, Rowing, Rugby, Sepaktakraw, Shooting, Softball, soft Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu and Yachting

5th, 6th, 8th and 13th. Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, held yet another Asiad for the 4th time. With eventual hosting of the Olympic Games in sight, Thailand's effort to host 13th Asiad begun as far back as in 1988, during the Seoul Olympiad. Due to dwindling Asian economy that resulted in devastating Asian currency crisis of 1997 to 98, serious concerns were raised on feasibility of Thailand for staging the Games. However, galvanized with know-how of hosting three successful Asiad and dedication, Bangkok bounced back stronger than ever before to stage one of the greatest Asian Games. Also,it was the Games with comprehensive marketing plan for generating revenues shared by member countries NOCs for promotion of sports. Among 36 sports and 2 demonstration events, Rugby, Billiards & Snooker and Squash were added to the list. China, South Korea and Japan were top three contenders for medals, and Thailand, Kazkhstan and Chinese Taipei did quite well, also.

-- First OCA owned Marketing Rights

-- 42 NOC's

-- 6554 Athletics and officials

-- 6554 Athletics and officials

-- New Sports Rugby, Billiards, Snooker and Squash

-- Demonstration sport: Dances sports

-- New world and Asian records

Medals Tally

Rank Country/Region G S B Total
1 China 129 78 67 274
2 South Korea 65 46 53 164
3 Japan 52 61 68 181
4 Thailand 24 26 40 90
5 Kazakhstan 24 24 30 78
6 Chinese Taipei 19 17 41 77
7 Iran 10 11 13 34
8 North Korea 7 14 12 33
9 India 7 11 17 35
10 Uzbekistan 6 22 12 40
11 Indonesia 6 10 11 27
12 Malaysia 5 10 14 29
13 Hong Kong 5 6 6 17
14 Kuwait 4 6 4 14
15 Sri Lanka 3 0 3 6
16 Pakistan 2 4 9 15
17 Singapore 2 3 9 14
18 Qatar 2 3 3 8
19 Mongolia 2 2 10 14
20 Myanmar 1 6 4 11
21 Philippines 1 5 12 18
22 Vietnam 1 5 11 17
23 Turkmenistan 1 0 1 2
24 Kyrgyzstan - 3 3 6
25 Jordan - 3 2 5
26 Syria - 2 4 6
27 Nepal - 1 3 4
28 U. Arab Emirate - 1 1 2
29 Macau - 1 - 1
30 Bangladesh - - 1 1
31 Brunei - - 1 1
32 Laos - - 1 1
33 Oman - - 1 1
Total 378 381 467 1226

Credit: Olympic Council of Asia

Please visit http://www.ocasia.org/13AG.asp for further information.


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