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1990 Asian Games

XI Asian Games
Host city Beijing, China
Nations participating 36
Athletes participating 6,122
Events 308 in 27 sports
Opening ceremony September 22, 1990
Closing ceremony October 7, 1990
Officially opened by President Yang Shangkun
Athlete's Oath Chen Longcan (Table Tennis)
Torch Lighter Xu Haifeng(Shooting),
Gao Min(Diving) and
Zhang Rongfang(Volleyball)
Main venue Workers Stadium

The 11th Asian Games also known as XI Asiad were held from September 22, 1990 to October 7, 1990 in Beijing, China.

The games served as a precursor to China's further development in the sporting arena, as the country went on to bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics (losing to Sydney) in 1993 and eventually win the bid for the 2008 Summer Olympics in 2001. China dominated the games, grabbing 60% of the gold medals and 34% of the total medal count.

To commemorate the 11th Asian Games, three different sets of stamps were issued in 1988, 1989 and 1990.[1]


  • Mascot 1
  • Participating NOCs 2
  • Sports 3
  • Medal table 4
  • References 5



The official mascot of this edition was PanPan, the Panda.

Participating NOCs

National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are named according to their official IOC designations and arranged according to their official IOC country codes in 1990.


Demonstration sports

Medal table

The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, China, is highlighted.

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 183 107 51 341
2  South Korea (KOR) 54 54 73 181
3  Japan (JPN) 38 60 76 174
4  North Korea (PRK) 12 31 39 82
5  Iran (IRI) 4 6 8 18
6  Pakistan (PAK) 4 1 7 12
7  Indonesia (INA) 3 6 21 30
8  Qatar (QAT) 3 2 1 6
9  Thailand (THA) 2 7 8 17
10  Malaysia (MAS) 2 2 4 8
Total 310 309 357 976


  1. ^ "1990 Asian Games (Welcome to by Tan Wei Jie)". Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
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