1962 Asian Games
Official emblem of the 1962 Asian Games.
|Host city||Jakarta, Indonesia|
(Indonesian: Maju Terus)
|Events||120 in 13 sports|
|Opening ceremony||August 24|
|Closing ceremony||September 4|
|Officially opened by||President Sukarno|
|Athlete's Oath||Ferry Sonneville |
|Torch Lighter||Effendi Saleh|
|Main venue||Gelora Bung Karno Stadium|
Succumbing to pressure from Arab countries and the People's Republic of China, the Indonesian government refused to issue visas for the Israeli and Taiwanese delegations. It had done so against the rules of the Asian Games Federation, and despite its promise to invite all Federation members, including those with whom it had no diplomatic relations (Israel, Republic of China and South Korea).
A total number of 1,460 athletes, coming from 17 countries, competed in this Asiad, where badminton made its debut.
On May 23, 1958, voting for the 1962 venue took place in Tokyo, Japan before the 1958 Asian Games. The Asian Games federation council voted 22-20 in favour of the Indonesian capital over Karachi, the only other candidate.
|1962 Asian Games bidding results|
Weightlifting was also in the program but IWF withdrew recognition of the Asian Games competition because the Indonesian federation had not been able to guarantee that Taiwan and Israel could take part.
A total of 17 Asian NOCs sent delegations.
The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, Indonesia, is highlighted.
|6||South Korea (KOR)||4||9||10||23|
- Gelora Bung Karno. Grasindo. p. 51. Retrieved 18 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Jakarta gets 1962 Games: No KL bid". The Straits Times. 24 May 1958. Retrieved 27 August 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- "Japan top the list with 73 golds". The Straits Times. 5 September 1962. Retrieved 13 July 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
- Stefan Hübner, “The Fourth Asian Games (Jakarta 1962) in a Transnational Perspective: Japanese and Indian Reactions to Indonesia’s Political Instrumentalisation of the Games,” in: International Journal of the History of Sport 29,9 (2012), 1295-1310.