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I Asian Games
I Asian Games
Host city New Delhi, India
Nations participating 11
Athletes participating 489
Events 6 sports
Opening ceremony March 4
Closing ceremony March 11
Officially opened by President Rajendra Prasad
Main Stadium Dhyan Chand National Stadium

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. His Highness Maharaja Yadavindra Singh played an important role in its organisation . 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.


Participating NOCs

National Olympic Committee (NOCs) are named and arranged according to their IOC country codes at the time.


Medal table

Host nation is highlighted

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Japan (JPN) 24 21 15 60
2  India (IND) 15 16 20 51
3  Iran (IRI) 8 6 2 16
4  Singapore (SIN) 5 7 2 14
5  Philippines (PHI) 5 6 8 19
6  Ceylon (CEY) 0 1 0 1
7  Indonesia (INA) 0 0 5 5
8  Burma (BIR) 0 0 3 3
Total 57 57 55 169


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