Bangkok 1978
The 8th Asian Games were held from December 9, 1978 to December 20, 1978 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pakistan dropped its plan to host the Asian Games due to conflicts with Bangladesh and India.

Singapore backed out on holding the Games due to financial reasons. Thailand offered to help and the Asiad therefore was held in Bangkok. On the political front, Israel was expelled from the Asian Games.

A total number of 3,842 athletes, coming from 25 countries, competed in these Asian Games. Debuting sports were archery and bowling.

Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej Stadium Suphachalasai Stadium
8th Asian Games  Bangkok 1978
Opening Ceremony 09 Dec 1978
Closing Ceremony 20 Dec 1978
Host City Bangkok
Country Thailand
Nations Participating 19
Athletes 3842
Events 201
Sports 19
Sports/Disciplines 20
Sports / Disciplines
Bowling BW
Aquatics
Diving ADV
Swimming ASW
Archery AR
Badminton BD
Basketball BK
Boxing BX
Fencing FE
Football FB
Hockey HO
Sailing SA
Shooting SH
Table Tennis TT
Tennis TE
Volleyball VB
Weightlifting WL
Athletics AT
Cycling CY
Gymnastics GY
Wrestling WR
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Emblem, Bangkok 1978
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