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     1982 Asiad, the quadrennial sporting event, drives the colour TV revolution

    Symbolic of India’s global prominence, the 1982 Asiad, heralded the advent of colour TV into the country, with an overnight cabinet decision of importing a large number of colour TV sets. As Doordarshan, launched into a Herculean technological transition to broadcast in colour for the first time, the Asian Games introduced the world to new sporting champions from the nation.