1991 Southeast Asian Games

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16th Southeast Asian Games
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Theme: ""
Nations participating 9
Events --- in 28 sports
Opening ceremony November 24, 1991
Closing ceremony December 3, 1991
Officially opened by Corazon Aquino
President of the Philippines
Ceremony venue Rizal Memorial Stadium

The 16th Southeast Asian Games were held in Manila, the Philippines from 24 November - 3 December 1991. This was the second time that the country hosted the biennial regional sporting event. It was officially opened by President Corazon Aquino at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila through a colorful opening ceremony. It was the only SEA Games where the overall championship was heavily contested. The deciding medal came from the last sporting event - women's marathon where Indonesia got the gold medal.


Sarimanok.pngKiko Labuyo, a colourful mountain-dwelling fighting cock, was the official mascot of the XVI SEA Games.

Medal count[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Indonesia 92 86 69 247
2  Philippines 91 62 84 237
3  Thailand 72 80 91 243
4  Malaysia 36 38 65 139
5  Singapore 18 32 45 95
6  Myanmar 12 16 28 56
7  Vietnam 7 12 10 29
8  Brunei 0 0 8 8
9  Laos 0 0 0 0
Total 328 334 400 1062

Reduction of gold medals[edit]

The Philippines should have tallied a total of 91 gold medals but one of the gold medals from boxing was proclaimed unofficial. The said gold medal should have been fought by a Filipino boxer against a Thai boxer but the latter was found positive in the doping tests. The gold medal was, at first, given to the Philippines but after a few days, the SEAG Organizing Committee declared that there will be no gold and silver medalists for the said event in boxing because there was no battle fought. They had forgiven the Thai boxer.



SEA Games 1991 Also Broadcast by Indonesian National TV Station, TVRI, RCTI & SCTV Since November 24-December 3rd 1991


Preceded by
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by