|Host city Beijing, China|
Athletes participating 6,122
Opening ceremony September 22
|Nations participating 36|
Events 308 in 27 sports
Closing ceremony October 7
The 11th Asian Games (Chinese: 第十一届亚洲运动会) also known as XI Asiad, were held from September 22 to October 7, 1990, in Beijing, China. This is the first Asian Games held in 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 won 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.
The official mascot of this edition was PanPan, the panda.
National Olympic Committees (NOCs) are named according to their official IOC designations and arranged according to their official IOC country codes in 1990.
The top ten ranked NOCs at these Games are listed below. The host nation, China, is highlighted.