1986 Asian Games

X Asian Games
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Host citySeoul, South Korea
Nations participating27
Athletes participating4,839
Events296 in 25 sports
Opening ceremony20 September
Closing ceremony5 October
Officially opened byChun Doo-hwan
President of South Korea
Officially closed byFahad Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
President of the Olympic Council of Asia
Torch lighterChang Jae-guen[citation needed]
Main venueOlympic Stadium
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The 1986 Asian Games, also known as the 10th Asian Games and the X Asiad were held from 20 September to 5 October 1986, in Seoul, South Korea. The city was supposed to host the 1970 games, but it received security threats from neighbouring North Korea, forcing it to give up hosting the games to previous 1966 host Bangkok, Thailand. The venues and facilities of the 10th Asiad were the same venues and facilities that would be used in the 1988 Summer Olympics, this was considered a test event.

Boycotting countries

Boycotting countries are in dark red

Communist states North Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and South Yemen, as well as Burma, Syria, and Brunei all boycotted the Games for political reasons and conditions. However, the communist People's Republic of China competed.

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