The fifth Asian Games ended in Bangkok, the Thai capital, yesterday (Tuesday) with a big torchlit ceremony.
massed athletes; flag bearers; march past; Charusathiram speaking; 'Swasdi' sign; fireworks.
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Background: The fifth Asian Games ended in Bangkok, the Thai capital, yesterday (Tuesday) with a big torchlit ceremony.
King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit were at the closing ceremonies to hear athletes from 18 nations and thousands of spectators sing 'Auld Lang Syne'.
General Praphas Charusathiram, President of the Asian Games Federation, declared the Games closed and called on the youth of Asia to prepare for the next games in South Korea in 1970.
Japan went home the victors ... the Japanese team won 78 gold medals, making a clean sweep in the swimming, diving and waterpolo events.