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Southeast Asian Games
Seagf.png
The Southeast Asian Games Federation logo and flag; the ten circles represent the ten ASEAN nations.

Abbreviation SEA Games
First Event 12-17 December, 1959 Bangkok, Thailand
Occur every 2 years
Last Event 9-18 December, 2009 Vientiane, Laos
Website 2009 SEA Games Vientiane, Laos

The Southeast Asian Games (also known as the SEA Games), is a biennial 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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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, Malaya (now 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.

In December 2005, the Philippines hosted the Games for the third time, after 1981 and 1991 editions. With its 113 gold medals, it copped the over-all championship for the first time since it joined in 1977.

The last games held was the incident free 2009 Southeast Asian Games (running from December 9-18) which was the first time Laos has ever held a Southeast Asian Games (Laos had previously declined hosting the 1965 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games citing financial difficulties). It has also commemorated the 50 years of the SEA Games, held in Vientiane, Laos. The next host for the 2011 Southeast Asian Games is Indonesia.The games commenced and progressed largely smoothly, however, praises and commendations were expressed by many athletes, sports officials and the press- Laos now joins the list of countries that have successfully hosted the South East Asian Games.

Participating Countries

Nation / IOC Designation Debuted IOC-Code Notes
 Cambodia
1959
CAM
-
 Laos (IOC designation: Lao People's Democratic Republic)
1959
LAO
-
 Malaysia
1959
MAS
-
 Myanmar
1959
MYA
BIR 1948-1992
 Singapore
1959
SIN
-
 Thailand
1959
THA
-
 Vietnam (IOC designation: Viet Nam)
1959
VIE
-
 Brunei (IOC designation: Brunei Darussalam)
1977
BRU
-
 Indonesia
1977
INA
IHO 1952
FIFA-code IDN
 Philippines
1977
PHI
-
 Timor-Leste
2003
TLS
IOA 2000

Sports

Events at the SEA Games. The 24th edition of the games had the highest number of sporting events in the entire history of the SEAG, more events than the Asian Games and the Olympic Games.

Sport Type Years
Aquatics Core Inaguration-Present
Archery 1977-1997, 2001-Present
Arnis2 2005-2007
Athletics Core Inaguration-Present
Badminton Inaguration-Present
Baseball 2005-2007
Basketball 1959-2003, 2007
Billiards and Snooker1 1991-Present
Bodybuilding1 1987-1993, 1997, 2003-2007
Bowling1 1975-1977, 1981-2001, 2005-2007
Boxing Inaguration-Present
Canoe/Kayak 1987, 1997, 2003-2007
Chess1 2003-2005
Cycling 1959-1981, 1985-Present
Dancesport3 2005-2007
Equestrian 1983, 1995, 2001, 2005-2007
Fencing 1987-1997, 2001-2007
Finswimming1 2003, 2009
Football Core Inaguration-Present
Golfo 1987-2001, 2005-Present
Gymnastics 1969, 1979-1981, 1985-1987, 1991-1997, 2001-2007
Handball 2003, 2007
Hockey 1971-1979, 1983, 1987, 1993-2001, 2007
Judo 1965-1997, 2001-Present
Karate1 1987-1993, 1997-Present
Sport Type Years
Lawn bowls3 1999-2001, 2005-2007
Muay2 2005-Present
Pencak Silat2 1987-1989, 1993-Present
Pétanque2 2001-Present
Polo1 2007
Rowing 1989-1991, 1997, 2001-2007
Rugby union 1967, 1975-1977, 1995, 2007
Sailing 1961, 1967-1969, 1973-1975, 1983-1997, 2001, 2005-2007
Sepak Takraw1 1965-1967, 1971-Present
Shooting Inaguration-Present
Shuttle cock2 2003, 2009
Softball 1979-1981, 1987, 1991, 1997, 2005-2007
Squash1 1991-2001, 2005-2007
Table tennis Inaguration-Present
Taekwondo 1987-Present
Tennis Inaguration-Present
Traditional boat race1 1993, 1997-1999, 2003-2007
Triathlon 2005-2007
Volleyball4 1959-1997, 2001-Present
Waterskio 1987, 1997
Weightlifting 1959-1997, 2001-Present
Wrestling 1987, 1997, 2003-Present
Wushu1 1991-1993, 1997, 2001-Present

1 - not an official Olympic Sport
2 - sport played only in the SEAG
3 - not a traditional Olympic nor SEAG Sport and introduced only by the host country.
4 - 1993 Beach volleyball was introduce.
o - a former official Olympic Sport, not applied in previous host countries and was introduced only by the host country.
h - sport not played in the previous edition and was reintroduced by the host country.

Editions

Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

Year Games Host City Country Winner (gold) 2nd (gold) 3rd (gold)
1959 I Bangkok  Thailand  Thailand (35)  Burma (11)  Malaysia (8)
1961 II Rangoon  Burma  Burma (35)  Thailand (21)  Malaysia (16)
1963 III Cambodia  Cambodia CANCELLED
1965 III Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia  Thailand (38)  Malaysia (33)  Singapore (18)
1967 IV Bangkok  Thailand  Thailand (77)  Singapore (28)  Malaysia (23)
1969 V Rangoon  Burma  Burma (57)  Thailand (32)  Singapore (31)
1971 VI Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia  Thailand (44)  Malaysia (41)  Singapore (32)
1973 VII Singapore  Singapore  Thailand (47)  Singapore (45)  Malaysia (30)
1975 VIII Bangkok  Thailand  Thailand (80)  Singapore (38)  Burma (28)

Gold medal tally

Winning tallies only includes the results from 1959 to 1975.

COUNTRY OVER-ALL CHAMPIONS 2nd GOLD 3rd GOLD
 Thailand
6 Times
2 Times
-
 Burma
2 Times
1 Time
1 Time
 Singapore
-
3 Times
3 Times
 Malaysia
-
2 Times
4 Times

Southeast Asian Games

The SEA Games Federation has to reassign host countries for the games after the 2013 edition, after assigned host Singapore decided to withdraw its hosting rights. Decisions on the new host will be made in the first half of 2010.

Year Games Host Winner (gold) 2nd (gold) 3rd (gold)
19771 IX Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Indonesia (62)  Thailand (37)  Philippines (31)
1979 X Indonesia Jakarta  Indonesia (92)  Thailand (50)  Burma (26)
1981 XI Philippines Manila  Indonesia (85)  Thailand (62)  Philippines (55)
1983 XII Singapore Singapore  Indonesia (64)  Philippines (49)  Thailand (49)
1985 XIII Thailand Bangkok  Thailand (92)  Indonesia (62)  Philippines (43)
1987 XIV Indonesia Jakarta  Indonesia (183)  Thailand (63)  Philippines (59)
1989 XV Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Indonesia (102)  Malaysia (67)  Thailand (62)
1991 XVI Philippines Manila  Indonesia (92)  Philippines (90)  Thailand (72)
1993 XVII Singapore Singapore City  Indonesia (88)  Thailand (63)  Philippines (57)
1995 XVIII Thailand Chiang Mai  Thailand (157)  Indonesia (77)  Philippines (33)
1997 XIX Indonesia Jakarta  Indonesia (194)  Thailand (83)  Malaysia (55)
1999 XX Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan  Thailand (65)  Malaysia (57)  Indonesia (44)
2001 XXI Malaysia Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia (111)  Thailand (103)  Indonesia (72)
2003 XXII Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City2  Vietnam (158)  Thailand (90)  Indonesia (55)
2005 XXIII Philippines Manila3  Philippines (113)  Thailand (87)  Vietnam (71)
2007 XXIV Thailand Nakhon Ratchasima4  Thailand (183)  Malaysia (68)  Vietnam (64)
2009 XXV Laos Vientiane  Thailand (86)  Vietnam (83)  Indonesia (43)
2011 XXVI Indonesia Bandung
2013 XXVII TBD

Gold medal tally

Winning tallies only includes the results from SEA Games since 1977-present.

COUNTRY OVER-ALL CHAMPIONS 2nd GOLD 3rd GOLD
 Indonesia
9 Times
2 Times
4 Times
 Thailand
5 Times
9 Times
3 Times
 Malaysia
1 Time
3 Times
1 Time
 Philippines
1 Time
2 Times
6 Times
 Vietnam
1 Time
1 Time
2 Times
 Myanmar
-
-
1 Time
 Brunei
-
-
-
 Cambodia
-
-
-
 Laos
-
-
-
 Singapore
-
-
-
 Timor-Leste
-
-
-

updated as of Dec.19, 2009

Hosting tally

Country Event Hosted Year Hosted
 Thailand
6
1959, 1967, 1975, 1985, 1995, 2007
 Malaysia
5
1965, 1971, 1977, 1989, 2001
 Indonesia
4
1979, 1987, 1997, 2011
 Philippines
3
1981, 1991, 2005,
 Singapore
3
1973, 1983, 1993
 Myanmar
2
1961, 1969, 2013
 Vietnam
1
2003,
 Brunei
1
1999,
 Laos
1
2009
 Cambodia
-
 Timor-Leste
-
-

1 - Cambodia was to host the 3rd Southeast Asiad but cancelled due to unsettling circumstances
2 - Singapore was assigned to host the 27th Southeast Asiad but it chose to give up the rights later

All-time medal count

As of the 2009 Southeast Asian Games.
SOUTHEAST ASIAN PENINSULAR GAMES
COUNTRY Gold medal icon.svg GOLD Silver medal icon.svg SILVER Bronze medal icon.svg BRONZE TOTAL
 Thailand
374
254
261
889
 Singapore
204
229
221
654
 Burma
198
207
214
619
 Malaya
194
255
316
765
 South Vietnam2
39
51
65
155
 Khmer Republic
27
36
41
104
 Laos
0
6
23
29
SOUTHEAST ASIAN GAMES
COUNTRY Gold medal icon.svg GOLD Silver medal icon.svg SILVER Bronze medal icon.svg BRONZE TOTAL
 Indonesia
1,420
1,262
1,252
3,934
 Thailand
1,404
1,208
1,195
3,807
 Philippines
799
915
1,114
2,828
 Malaysia
746
722
986
2,454
 Vietnam
490
448
518
1,456
 Singapore
464
514
768
1,746
 Myanmar
233
383
542
1,158
 Laos
44
48
134
226
 Brunei
10
35
113
158
 Cambodia
7
25
80
112
 Timor-Leste
0
0
6
6
COMBINED TOTALS
COUNTRY Gold medal icon.svg GOLD Silver medal icon.svg SILVER Bronze medal icon.svg BRONZE TOTAL
 Thailand
1,778
1,462
1,456
4,696
 Indonesia
1,420
1,262
1,252
3,934
 Malaysia1
940
977
1,302
3,219
 Philippines
799
915
1,114
2,828
 Singapore
668
743
989
2,400
 Vietnam4
529
499
583
1,611
 Myanmar5
431
590
755
1,776
 Laos
44
52
153
249
 Cambodia3
34
61
121
216
 Brunei
10
34
133
177
 Timor-Leste
0
0
6
6
  • 1 Competed as Malaya in the inaugural games until 1961.
  • 2 The Republic of South Vietnam was dissolved in July 1976 when it merged with the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to become the Socialist Republic of Vietnam also known as Vietnam. Therefore, the medal counts for this country are considered to be as until 1975. International Olympic Committee (IOC) is not using codes for South Vietnam anymore after unifying with North Vietnam.
  • 3 Competed as Cambodia, Kampuchea, and Khmer Republic.
  • 4 In 1989 edition, a unified Vietnam re-join the games with new name and new flag. Medals made by South Vietnam are already combined here. See table tally above for South Vietnam.
  • 5 Competed as Burma until 1985.

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