The Southeast Asian (SEA) Games is one of the most highly anticipated biennial multi-sport events of all time. It’s literally Asia’s version of the Olympics. The SEA Games is one of the five subregional Games of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).
Athletes from every Southeast Asian countries have always dreamed of competing to make their countries proud, so sports fans get ready because the 34th SEA Games will be hosted in Malaysia in 2027!
The Olympic Council of Malaysia posted on their official Facebook page announcing the news that Malaysia has been awarded to host the 34th SEA games. According to the post, the South-East Asia Games Federation (SEAGF) unanimously awarded the hosting of the 34th games to Malaysia during the SEAGF Meeting at the Vietnam National Convention Centre today (12th May).
This will be Malaysia’s 7th time hosting the regional games and the first in a decade as the last time the country hosted was back in Kuala Lumpur in 2017. Cambodia will be hosting the 32nd SEA Games next year, while Thailand will host the 33rd in 2025.
Back in January of this year, Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Norza Zakaria expressed that Malaysia is keen to host the 34th SEA Games in 2027 after it was reported that Brunei had withdrawn from hosting the multi-sports event for that year.
The current SEA Games which is the 31st edition was supposed to be hosted in Hanoi in 2021 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new dates for the 31st SEA Games are from 12th May to 23rd May.
While we wait for the 34th games to come around, let’s enjoy the opening ceremony of the 29th SEA games back in 2017. Wonder what the ceremony will be like in 2027?
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