Hiroshima 1994
The 1994 Asian Games also known as XII Asiad were held from October 2 to October 16, 1994 in Hiroshima, Japan.  

The main theme of this edition was to promote peace and harmony among Asian nations. It was emphasized by the host because the venue was the site of the first atomic bomb attack in 1945. This edition of the Asian Games saw two additions. One is the addition of the return of Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China. The other one is the addition of five Central Asian countries newly independent from the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The Hiroshima Asian Games was the first to be held in a non-capital city. Due to the First Gulf War, Iraq was suspended from the games. Also, this was the only Asian Games to have a male-female pair as a mascot.

There were a total number of 6,828 athletes and officials involved, from 42 countries, with a total number of 34 events. Debut sports at this edition of the Asiad were baseball, karate and modern pentathlon. Officially opened by HIM Emperor Akihito Stadium Hiroshima Big Arch
12th Asian Games  Hiroshima 1994
Opening Ceremony 02 Oct 1994
Closing Ceremony 16 Oct 1994
Host City Hiroshima
Country Japan
Nations Participating 42
Athletes 6828
Events 337
Sports 34
Sports/Disciplines 36
Participating NOCs
AFG Afghanistan
KOR Korea
PHI Philippines
BRN Bahrain
KUW Kuwait
QAT Qatar
BAN Bangladesh
KGZ Kyrgyzstan
KSA Saudi Arabia
BHU Bhutan
LAO Laos
SIN Singapore
BRU Brunei Darussalam
LIB Lebanon
SRI Sri Lanka
CAM Cambodia
MAC Macau
SYR Syria
CHN China
MAS Malaysia
TPE Chinese Taipei
HKG Hong Kong
MDV Maldives
TJK Tajikistan
IND India
MGL Mongolia
THA Thailand
INA Indonesia
MYA Myanmar
TKM Turkmenistan
IRI Iran
NEP Nepal
UAE United Arab Emirates
JPN Japan
OMA Oman
UZB Uzbekistan
JOR Jordan
PAK Pakistan
VIE Vietnam
KAZ Kazakhstan
PLE Palestine
YEM Yemen
Sports / Disciplines
Swimming ASW
Archery AR
Athletics AT
Badminton BD
Baseball BB
Basketball BK
Bowling BW
Boxing BX
Canoe / Kayak CK
Cycling CY
Equestrian EQ
Fencing FE
Football FB
Golf GO
Gymnastics GY
Handball HB
Hockey HO
Judo JU
Kabaddi KA
Karate KR
Modern Pentathlon MP
Rowing RO
Sailing SA
Sepaktakraw SE
Shooting SH
Soft Tennis ST
Softball SO
Table Tennis TT
Taekwondo TK
Tennis TE
Volleyball VB
Weightlifting WL
Wrestling WR
Wushu WU
Yachting YA
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Emblem, Hiroshima 1994
The emblem depicts a dove; the symbol of peace, and also the "H" of Hiroshima,

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Mascot, Hiroshima 1994
The mascot motifs were chosen based on the following four ideas:

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Medals, Hiroshima 1994
Date of issue: April 1994
Details: Gold (60 m/m, 50 m/m, 35 m/m)


Asian Results

Final Medal Table

Sport Federations

Asian Federations

International Federations