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13th Asian Games: Bangkok 1998

chinadaily.com.cn |  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.


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.


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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