Appu the elephant mascot of the 1982 Asian Games

In 1982, the Asian Games were held again in the first place the event was held, namely in India. New Delhi City is believed to be the venue for the Asian Games after, in 1951, the Asian Games were held in the city. In the meantime, you may go to Venue ASIAN Games 2018 to find more news about Asian Games 2018.

Besides marking the return of the Asian Games to their place of origin, the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi also became a marker of new things. For the first time, the Asian Games event uses the mascot. Appu, an Indian elephant, became the mascot of 1982. Asian Games. Carrying on the spirit of strength, wisdom, and loyalty, Appu became the cornerstone of using the mascot at the Asian Games.

Since Appu came to the surface, other Asian Games mascots also slowly began to emerge. At the 1986 Asian Games in Seoul, Hodori, a tiger who was a legendary Korean animal, became a mascot. At the 1990 Asian Games, Pan Pan, a panda which is a native animal of China, also became a mascot.

From year to year, in every Asian Games, mascot after mascot appears. There are Poppo and Cuccu (1994 Asian Games of Hiroshima), Chai-yo (1998 Bangkok Asian Games), Duria (2002 Busan Asian Games), Orry (2006 Asian Asian Games), A Xiang, A He, A Ru, A Yi, and Le Yangyang (2010 Asian Games Guangzhou), Barame, Chumuro, and Vichuon (2014 Incheon Asian Games).