Thursday, January 31, 2013

Criticism for SEA Games

The SEA games is unique in that there are no official limits to the number of sports which may be contested, and the range may be decided by the organising host pending approval by the Southeast Asian Games Federation. Albeit for some core sports which must be featured, the host is also free to drop or introduce other sports. This leeway has resulted in hosts maximising their medal hauls by dropping sports which are disadvantages to themselves relative to their peers, and the introduction of obscure sports, often at short notice, thus preventing most other nations from building up credible opponents. Some examples of these include: At the 2001 Southeast Asian Games, Malaysia introduced petanque, lawn bowls and netball At the 2003 Southeast Asian Games, Vietnam added fin swimming and shuttlecock In the 2005 Southeast Asian Games, the Philippines added arnis, a demonstration sport in 2003, with 6 sets of medals and it won 3 gold medals. At the 2007 Southeast Asian Games, Thailand added some new categories of sepak takraw and used a new kind of ball that had been used by their athletes for a year while other countries had never used it before. Thailand won nearly all sets of medal from that discipline.[4] In the 2011 Southeast Asian Games, Indonesia dropped the team events in table tennis and shrunk the Shooting events to just 14 golds from 19 in 2009 and 33 in 2007. At the same time, Bridge, Kenpō, Paragliding, Vovinam and wall climbing were introduced.

All-time medal count in Sea Games

Indonesia is the top on the tables got 1602 gold medals and the last is Timor-Leste which join SEA Games on last two times.

Myanmar 2013 SEA GAME Theme song

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

27 th SEA Games' Mascots and meaning

The Mascot of the 27 th SEA Games in the year 2013 is owls which are considered lucky charms in Myanmar tradition. Male owl is called Shwe Yoe and female owl is called Ma Moe. Both owls are dressed up with beautiful Myanmar national clothes, Longyis; and being full of happy and smiling faces and eyes. This is an important part to make sport competition joyful and lively. More importantly, it is expressing warm welcome feeling of Myanmar as the host country for the 27 th SEA Games.

History of SEA Games

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 as 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, Myanmar, 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, 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.

The 23rd SEA Games held in the Philippines, which started from 27 November and ended on 5 December 2005, hosting the biennial event for the third time.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When is SEA Games 2013 start?

The 27th Southeast Asian Games will be held in 2013 in Naypyidaw, the new capital of Myanmar.

Myanmar had already hosted the SEA Games twice in Yangon: in 1961 and 1969. The opening ceremony will be held on 11/12/13. 11 countries will compete in 32 sports.

Sea Games 2013 MYANMAR

Did you know what SEA GAMEs is?

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.
This time Myanmar was host. Naypyidaw is the main city for SEA Games 2013. There is the third time for hosting at Myanmar (1961, 1969 and 2013)

2013 Sea Game Myanmar Song