1954 Asian Games
second edition of the Asian Games
|Events||77 in 8 sports|
|Opening ceremony||May 1|
|Closing ceremony||May 9|
|Officially opened by||Ramon Magsaysay|
President of the Philippines
|Athlete's Oath||Martin Gison|
|Judge's Oath||Antonio Delas Alas |
|Torch lighter||Enriquito Beech|
- Not formally named as Judge's Oath, it was a tradition then when an officiating representative (Judge) of the host nation formally approach the Head of State to read a statement from the Sport Officers and to request the Head of State to formally open the games.
- As requested by the IOC, the torch relay and lighting of the cauldron were excluded from the Opening Ceremony to preserve the tradition of the Olympic Games. The torch ceremony were returned at the 1958 Asian Games. The host however gave a solution by giving a special citation to the last athlete to enter the parade. The Philippines, as host, was the last country to enter the stadium.