1978 Asian Games

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VIII Asian Games
Host cityBangkok
Nations participating25
Athletes participating3,842
Events199 in 19 sports
Opening ceremonyDecember 9
Closing ceremonyDecember 20
Officially opened byBhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
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The 1978 Asian Games, officially known as the VIII Asian Games, was a sports event in Bangkok, Thailand. It occurred from December 9 to December 20, 1978. There were 199 events from 19 sports and disciplines.