The thirty fourth Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) can be held in Malaysia in 2027, and its subsequent version can be hosted by neighbouring Singapore in 2029.
On its Facebook web page, the Olympic Council of Malaysia introduced on 12 May that the Southeast Asian Games Federation had “unanimously awarded” the thirty fourth version of the event to the nation.
On the opposite hand, a joint assertion was issued on the identical day by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG), which mentioned the event’s arrival within the city-state in 2029.
Here’s what we all know in regards to the thirty fourth and thirty fifth editions of the SEA Games
Malaysia takes over from Brunei
Malaysia hosted the SEA Games in 2017 in Kuala Lumpur. Therefore, a decade would cross by the point the thirty fourth version is held within the nation.
Although the 2027 event was initially scheduled to happen in Brunei, the coastal nation pulled out of the SEA Games in 2021. Malaysia then stepped in to fill the spot.
Unique alternative for Singapore, says minister
The SNOC and SportSG mentioned that Singapore’s bid was accepted by the SEA Games Federation at a gathering held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, on 12 May.
“We are pleased that we will host the prestigious regional sporting event in Singapore again. The SEA Games holds special memories and experiences for Singapore and our Southeast Asian neighbours,” mentioned SNOC President Tan Chuan-Jin in a Facebook submit.
“The camaraderie and rivalry we share are distinct and Singapore is once again happy to organise the 35th SEA Games to relive these moments,” Chuan-Jin added.
In one other Facebook submit, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong mentioned that it offers “our Team Singapore athletes an opportunity to compete against some of the best in the region, with strong home ground support.”
“It’s also a great time to showcase our hospitality, and further strengthen the ties with our Southeast Asian neighbours,” Tong added.
Singapore’s best-ever efficiency within the SEA Games for the reason that 1975 South East Asian Peninsular Games in Thailand was in 2015, the final time it hosted the Games. In the occasion, the nation received 84 gold, 73 silver and 102 bronze medals for a complete of 259 medals.
About SEA Games
The thirty first SEA Games is presently underway in Hanoi, delayed from 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be adopted by the thirty second version in Cambodia in 2023 and the thirty third Games can be hosted by Thailand in 2025.
The biennial event was first held in 1959 because the SEA Peninsular Games.
(Main and Featured photographs: Tan Chuan-Jin/Facebook)