06 June 2015
9th Asian Games 9.11.1981
The 9th Asian Games were held from November 19, 1982 to December 4, 1982 in Delhi, India. An incredible 74 Asian and Asian Games records were broken. This was also the first Asiad to be held under the aegis of the Olympic Council of Asia.
A total of 3,411 athletes from 33 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in these games, competing in 196 events in 21 sports and 23 disciplines. The number of participating countries was the greatest in Asian Games history. Handball, equestrian, rowing and golf were included for the first time; fencing and bowling were excluded.
The stamp, designed by India Security Press, depicts the covered stadium at Rajghat. The design is based on photograph of the model. The First Day Cover design by Champa Lal Meena shows the National Stadium.