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VI Asian Games
6th asiad.png
Host cityBangkok, Thailand
MottoEver Onward
Nations participating18
Athletes participating2,400
Events135 in 13 sports
Opening ceremony9 December 1970
Closing ceremony20 December 1970
Officially opened byBhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Torch lighterPreeda Chullamondhol
Main venueSuphachalasai Stadium

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.

Venue

National Sport Complex

Sport Authority of Thailand Sport Complex (Hua Mark)

Chulalongkorn University Sport Complex

Thammasat University (Thaprachan Centre)

Other Venue in Bangkok

Pattaya (Outside Bangkok)

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.

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions 1 Event finals CC Closing 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 pictogram.svg
Athletics
5 6 6 5 5 8 35
Badminton pictogram.svg
Badminton
2 5 7
Basketball pictogram.svg
Basketball
1 1
Boxing pictogram.svg
Boxing
11 11
Cycling (road) pictogram.svg
Cycling – Road
1 2 3
Cycling (track) pictogram.svg
Cycling – Track
1 1 2 4 8
Diving pictogram.svg
Diving
1 1 1 1 4
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Field hockey
1 1
Football pictogram.svg
Football
1 1
Sailing pictogram.svg
Sailing
5 5
Shooting pictogram.svg
Shooting
2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14
Swimming pictogram.svg
Swimming
6 5 5 4 4 24
Volleyball (indoor) pictogram.svg
Volleyball
2 2
Water polo pictogram.svg
Water polo
1 1
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
Weightlifting
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
Wrestling pictogram.svg
Wrestling
10 10
Total gold medals 9 9 15 25 16 27 13 5 2 13 1 135
Ceremonies OC CC
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

Main article: 1970 Asian Games 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 (IRN)97723
5 India (IND)691025
6 Israel (ISR)66517
7 Malaysia (MAL)51713
8 Burma (BIR)32712
9 Indonesia (INA)251320
10 Ceylon (CEY)2204
11–16Remaining3244572
Totals (16 entries)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 byBangkok Asian Games Bangkok VI Asiad (1970) Succeeded byTehran