Asian Games in Thailand
The Thirteenth Asian Games were held in Bangkok, Thailand, December 6-20,
1998. 43 Counties participated, as with over 10,000 athletes and officials.
The following countries sent athletes to the games: from East Asia: China
Chinese Taipei, DRP Korea, Hong Kong China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Macau,
Mongolia. From South East Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia,
Myanmar, Philippines, Sinapore, Thailand, Vietnam. From South Central Asia:
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri
Lanka, Uzbekistan. From West Asia: Bahrain, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon,
Oman, Palestine, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Areb Emirates, Yemen,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.
The Asian games are composed of the countries and regions affiliated
to the Olympic Council of Asia. The Games are held every four years in
between the Olympic Games. The first Asian Games took place in 1951 in
New Delhi, India, and originally eight countries participated.
The following events took place: Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball,
Beach Volleyball, Billiards & Snooker, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing, Cycling,
Equestrian, Fencing, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hockey, Judo,
Kabaddi, Karatedo, Rowing, Rugby Football, Sepak Takraw, Shooting, Softball,
Soft Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Diving, Sync Swimming Water Polo, Table
Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Wushu,
and Yachting. Dance and Amateur Muay Thai were demonstration sports.
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