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Encyclopedia > 1958 Asian Games

The 1958 Asian Games were played in 1958 at Tokyo, Japan. 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Long a symbol of Tokyo, the Nijubashi Bridge at the Kokyo Imperial Palace. ...

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Asian Games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (816 words)
The games are regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) under the supervision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
It was decided to hold the first Asian Games in 1951 in New Delhi, the capital of India.
Asian Games host Indonesia opposed the participation of Republic of China due to the existence of People's Republic of China and Israel due to its unfair treatment of Arabs.
Commonwealth Games at AllExperts (1029 words)
Unlike other regional games of this type (i.e., Pan-American Games, Asian Games, All-Africa Games) which usually attract second-tier athletes, the Commonwealth Games attracts the top athletes of member nations of the Commonwealth, thus making this competition world-rate in the true sense of the word (second only to the Olympic Games).
Nigeria boycotted the 1978 Games because of New Zealand's sporting contacts with apartheid-era South Africa, and in the biggest political boycott to date 32 nations from Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean boycotted the 1986 Games because of the Thatcher government's attitude to South African sporting contacts, reducing the number of competing nations to 27.
The Empire Games flag was donated in 1930 by the British Empire Games Association of Canada the year and location of subsequent games were added until the 1950 games after which the name of the event was changed to the British Empire and Commonwealth Games and the flag retired.
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