New Delhi 1951
The 1st Asian Games were held from March 4 to March 11, 1951 in Delhi, India. Originally scheduled to be held in 1950, it was postponed until 1951 due to delays in preparations.

Although Japan was barred from the 1948 Summer Olympics in London and was not invited to the founding meeting of the Asian Games Federation, it was allowed to compete in the inaugural Asian Games. Meanwhile, Korea was not able to participate due to the Korean War.

Officially opened by President Rajendra Prasad Stadium Dhyan Chand National Stadium
1st Asian Games  New Delhi 1951
Opening Ceremony 04 Mar 1951
Closing Ceremony 11 Mar 1951
Host City New Delhi
Country India
Nations Participating 11
Athletes 489
Events 57
Sports 12
Sports/Disciplines 7
Participating NOCs
AFG Afghanistan
JPN Japan
SIN Singapore
IND India
MYA Myanmar
SRI Sri Lanka
INA Indonesia
NEP Nepal
THA Thailand
IRI Iran
PHI Philippines
Sports / Disciplines
Aquatics
Diving ADV
Swimming ASW
Athletics AT
Basketball BK
Cycling CY
Football FB
Weightlifting WL
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