1951 Asian Games

first edition of the Asian Games

The 1951 Asian Games, officially known as the I Asian Games, was a sports event in New Delhi, India. It occurred from 4 to March 11, 1951. There were 57 events from 8 sports and disciplines.

I Asian Games
Host cityNew Delhi
MottoPlay the game in the spirit of the game
Nations participating11
Athletes participating489
Opening ceremony4 March
Closing ceremony11 March
Officially opened byRajendra Prasad
President of India
Athlete's OathBaldev Singh
Torch lighterDalip Singh
Manila 1954  >