1959 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

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1st Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
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Host city Bangkok, Thailand
Nations participating 6
Athletes participating 800 (including 200 officials)
Events --- in 12 sports
Opening ceremony 12 December 1959
Closing ceremony 17 December 1959
Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Ceremony venue Suphachalasai Stadium
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The 1959 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games was the first edition of the biennial multi-sport event for Southeast Asian athletes, organised by the SEAP Games Federation. It was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 12 - 17 December 1959. Cambodia, one of the six founding members of the SEAP Games Federation, did not compete in the inaugural edition. The choice of Thailand as host followed the successful proposition and creation of the games as suggested by Luang Sukhum Nayaoradit, then Vice-President of the Thailand Olympic Committee.

Medal table

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Thailand (THA) 35 26 16 77
2  Burma (BIR) 11 15 14 40
3  Malaya (MAL) 8 15 11 34
4  Singapore (SIN) 8 7 18 33
5  Vietnam (VIE) 5 5 6 16
6  Laos (LAO) 0 0 2 2
Total 67 68 67 202

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¹ - Singapore was a self-governing British colony at that time.

Sports

References

  1. "1st SEA Games, 1959 Thailand". SEA Games Federation Office. South East Asian Games Federation. Retrieved 6 June 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>