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The Southeast Asian Games (also known as the SEA Games), is a biannual multi-sport event involving participants from the current 11 countries of Southeast Asia. The games is under regulation of the Southeast Asian Games Federation with supervision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Council of Asia.

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[edit] Participant Countries

IOC Code Nation / IOC designation First use ISO-code Notes
BRU Image:Flag of Brunei.svg Brunei (IOC designation: Brunei Darussalam) 1988 BRN -
CAM Image:Flag of Cambodia.svg Cambodia 1956 KHM -
INA Image:Flag of Indonesia (bordered).svg Indonesia 1956 IDN IHO 1952
FIFA-code IDN
LAO Image:Flag of Laos.svg Laos (IOC designation: Lao People's Democratic Republic) 1980 LAO -
MAS Image:Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia 1956 MYS -
MYA Image:Flag of Myanmar.svg Myanmar 1996 MMR BIR 1948-1992
PHI Image:Flag of the Philippines.svg Philippines 1924 PHL -
SIN Image:Flag of Singapore (bordered).svg Singapore 1948 SGP -
THA Image:Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand 1952 THA -
TLS Image:Flag of East Timor.svg Timor-Leste 2004 TLS IOA 2000
VIE Image:Flag of Vietnam.svg Vietnam (IOC designation: Viet Nam) 1952 VNM -

[edit] History

The Southeast Asian Games owes its origins to the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games or SEAP Games. On May 22, 1958, delegates from the countries in Southeast Asian peninsula attending the 3rd Asian Games in Tokyo, Japan had a meeting and agreed to establish a sport organization. The SEAP Games was conceptualized by Laung Sukhumnaipradit, then Vice-President of the Thailand Olympic Committee. The proposed rationale was that a regional sports event will help promote cooperation, understanding and relations among countries in the Southeast Asian region.

Thailand, Burma (now Myanmar), Malaya (now Malaysia), Laos, South Vietnam and Cambodia (with Singapore included thereafter) were the founding members. These countries agreed to hold the Games biannually. The SEAP Games Federation Committee was formed.

The first SEAP Games were held in Bangkok from 12-17 December, 1959 comprising more than 527 athletes and officials from Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, South Vietnam and Laos participating in 12 sports.

At the 8th SEAP Games in 1975, the SEAP Federation considered the inclusion of Indonesia and the Philippines.The two countries were formally admitted in 1977, the same year when SEAP Federation changed their name to Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF), and the games were known as the Southeast Asian Games. Brunei was admitted at the 10th SEA Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, and East Timor at the 22nd SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.

The 23rd SEA Games held in the Philippines, which started from 27 November and ended on 5 December 2005, hosting the biennial event for the third time.

[edit] Events

For a list of sporting events see Southeast Asian Games Sporting Events

[edit] Editions

1 Changed name when the Philippines & Indonesia were admitted

[edit] Hosting Tally

  • 6 times: Thailand+
  • 5 times: Malaysia
  • 4 times: Singapore+; Indonesia+
  • 3 times: Philippines
  • 2 times: Myanmar (Burma)
  • 1 time: Brunei Darussalam; Vietnam, Laos+

+Upcoming games counted

[edit] See also

[edit] External links


Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
Thailand 1959 | Burma 1961 | Cambodia 1963¹ | Malaysia 1965 | Thailand 1967
Burma 1969 | Malaysia 1971 | Singapore 1973 | Thailand 1975
Southeast Asian Games
Malaysia 1977 | Indonesia 1979 | Philippines 1981 | Singapore 1983 | Thailand 1985
Indonesia 1987 | Malaysia 1989 | Philippines 1991 | Singapore 1993 | Thailand 1995 | Indonesia 1997
Brunei Darussalam 1999 | Malaysia 2001 | Vietnam 2003 | Philippines 2005 | Thailand 2007 | Vientiane, Laos 2009
Indonesia 2011 | Singapore 2013
¹Cancelled as host pulled out.
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