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13th Asian Games: Bangkok 1998

Updated:2020-06-09

The 13th Asian Games were held from Dec 6 to 20, 1998 in Bangkok, Thailand. It was the first time that Thailand had hosted the event after it shouldered postponed hosting rights in 1970 and 1978.

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Emblem of the 13th Asian Games [Photo/ocasia.org]

The main body of the emblem of the 13th Asian Games was a Thai spire pagoda. The design was similar to the ninth Asian Games which looked like an "A", representing the Asian people as one family.

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Mascot of the 13th Asian Games [Photo/ocasia.org]

The mascot of the 13th Asian Games was an elephant named Chai-Yo. The name is the most common expression used by Thais to express joy, happiness and victory. 

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