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1969 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

The 1969 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games officially known as the 5th Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Rangoon, Burma from 6 to 13 December 1969 with 15 sports featured in the games. Vietnam had reluctantly declined to host this edition because of the Vietnam War. Singapore, the youngest member of the SEAP Games Federation at the time, suggested in this edition of the games to change the name of the sports festival to the Southeast Asia Games. Although it was not officially stated, the inclusion of the Philippines and Indonesia in the expanded federation was to greatly help alleviate the hosting problems, as well as to set higher and more competitive standards in the games. After hosting the 5th edition, Burma declined hosting succeeding games due to lack of financial capability.[1] This was Burma's second time to host the games and its first time since 1961. The games was opened and closed by Ne Win, the President of Burma at the Bogyoke Aung San Stadium. The final medal tally was led by host Burma, followed by Thailand and Singapore.

5th Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
Host cityRangoon, Burma
Nations participating6
Opening ceremony6 December
Closing ceremony13 December
Officially opened byNe Win
President of Burma
Ceremony venueBogyoke Aung San Stadium
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The gamesEdit

Participating nationsEdit


Medal tableEdit



  *   Host nation (Burma)

  *   Host nation (Burma)

1  Burma (BIR)*574646149
2  Thailand (THA)323245109
3  Singapore (SIN)31392393
4  Malaysia (MAS)16243979
5  Vietnam (VIE)95822
6  Laos (LAO)0033
Totals (6 nations)145146164455


  1. ^ Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
  2. ^ "Medal tally". Archived from the original on 28 February 2018. Retrieved 18 February 2019.

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