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South East Asian Games kicked off in Naypyitaw, Myanmar

Dec 11, 2013 13:08 IST

The 27th edition of South East Asian Games are kicked off in Naypyitaw, the new state capital of Myanmar on 11 December 2013.

This is the biggest sporting event in South East Asia. The games involve 34 events with participation from 11 Countries. More than 1500 medals are to be given to the winners. The 27th edition of SEA Games is scheduled from 11 to 22 December 2013.

image Myanmar is hosting the South East Asian Games after 40 years. Myanmar was the host for 1961, 2nd SEAP Game and 1969, 5th Southeast Asian Peninsular Games (SEAP).

The Theme for this year SEA Game is: Green, Clean and Friendship

About Southeast Asian Games

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

In order to participate, all athletes must be entered by their National Olympic Committee. The previous edition- the 26th South East Asian Games were held in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2011.

The first edition of SEA games were held in Bangkok, Thailand in 1959.

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Who: SEA

Where: Naypyitaw , Myanmar

When: 11 December 2013

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