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The 8th Asian Games were held from December 9, 1978 to December 20, 1978 in Bangkokmarker, Thailandmarker. Pakistanmarker dropped its plan to host the Asian Games due to conflicts with Bangladeshmarker and Indiamarker. Singaporemarker backed out on holding the Games due to financial reasons.

Thailandmarker offered to help and the Asiad therefore was held in Bangkokmarker. On the political front, Israelmarker was expelled from the Asian Games. A total number of 3,842 athletes, coming from 25 countries, competed in these Asian Games. Debuting sports were archery and bowling.

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Medal count

1 70 58 49 177
2 51 55 45 151
3 18 20 31 69
4 15 13 15 43
5 11 11 20 42
6 11 11 6 28
7 8 7 18 33
8 4 4 9 17
9 4 4 6 14
10 2 4 6 12
11 2 1 4 7
12 2 1 3 6
13 1 3 5 9
14 1 1 0 2
15 1 0 0 1
16 0 3 3 6
17 0 2 3 5
18 0 0 2 2
19 0 0 1 1
Total 201 198 226 625



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