|Vietnam at the|
|NOC||Vietnam Olympic Committee|
|Asian Games appearances (overview)|
Vietnam first competed at the Asian Games in 1954 in Manila, Philippines as State of Vietnam. After the partition of Vietnam, South Vietnam participated from 1958 to 1970. North Vietnam and South Vietnam merged in 1976 and the reunified Vietnam team started competing from 1982 onward. In total, Vietnamese athletes have won 17 gold medals and 180 medals overall at the Asian Games.
|1951 New Delhi||did not participate|
|1954 Manila||N/A||0||0||0||0||State of Vietnam|
|1958 Tokyo||8||2||0||4||6||South Vietnam|
|1974 Tehran||did not participate|
|1978 Bangkok||did not participate|
|1982 New Delhi||19||0||0||1||1||Vietnam|
|1986 Seoul||did not participate|
|2022 Hangzhou||Future event|
|2026 Nagoya||Future event|
|2030 Doha||Future event|
|2034 Riyadh||Future event|
|Asian Indoor Games|
|Asian Martial Arts Games|
|Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games|
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