INDIA: First Asiad

In New Delhi, India's National Sports Club had built a modern, 35,000-spectator stadium with eight entrance tunnels, a pink-tinted cycle track, a cinder track, an arena for field events, a main grass arena for football, hockey and basketball, a swimming pool with a spectator capacity of 5,000. There last week, teams from eleven Asian countries competed in the first Asiad, a program of events patterned after the world Olympics. The countries: Afghanistan, Burma, Ceylon, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Siam.* Stated purpose of the Asiad: "Maintaining world peace."...

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