2007 Southeast Asian Games

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24th Southeast Asian Games
SEA Games 2007 Logo.png
Motto: "Spirit, Friendship and Celebrations"
Nations participating 11[1]
Athletes participating 5282
Events 436 in 43 sports (estimated)
Opening ceremony December 6, 2007
Closing ceremony December 15, 2007
Officially opened by HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn
Crown Prince of Thailand
Athlete's Oath Suebsak Pansueb
Torch Lighter Udomporn Polsak
Ceremony venue 80th Birthday Stadium

The 24th Southeast Asian Games (also known as SEA Games) was held in Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat), Thailand from December 6 to December 15, 2007.

The Thai Olympic Committee planned the event to coincide with the commemoration of 80th birthday of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Officials studied the possibility of doing the events in multiple venues like what was done in Vietnam and the Philippines. It was the sixth time Thailand has hosted the SEA Games. Thailand had hosted the 1959 (inaugural games), 1967, 1975, 1985 and 1995 SEA Games. The 2007 games were to be hosted in Singapore, but the city-state gave up the chance in 2004 as the National Stadium was slated for demolition in around that time to build the Singapore Sports Hub. In Indonesia, SEA Games 2007 Broadcast by RCTI and TVRI

Aside from Nakhon Ratchasima, events were held at Bangkok[2] and at Chonburi.[3]

Preparations[edit]

On February 24, 2006, northeast Thailand's Nakhon Ratchasima Province authorities met to discuss the 2007 SEA Games schedule, and progress on the province's under-construction US$65 million sports complex. Presided over by governor Somboon Ngamlak, the meeting provided an overview of facilities, and ended with reassurances that facilities would be ready for SEA Games in 2007.

Medal table[edit]

      Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Thailand Thailand 183 123 103 409
2 Malaysia Malaysia 68 52 96 216
3 Vietnam Vietnam 64 58 82 204
4 Indonesia Indonesia 56 64 82 202
5 Singapore Singapore 43 43 41 127
6 Philippines Philippines 41 91 96 228
7 Burma Myanmar 14 26 48 88
8 Laos Laos 5 7 32 44
9 Cambodia Cambodia 2 5 11 18
10 Brunei Brunei Darussalam 1 1 4 6
11 East Timor Timor Leste 0 0 0 0
Grand Total 477 470 595 1542

Mascot[edit]

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Can (Thai: แคน), a Korat cat (Thai: แมวโคราช) was selected as the official mascot of the 2007 SEA Games.[4] The cat wears "Pha Khao Ma", a traditional Thai loincloth, and plays the khaen, a Northeastern-style mouth organ. The mascot was created by Sa-ard Jomnagrm and was named "Can" by an eight-year-old girl, Piyathida Sreewimon.[5]

The Korat cat is a slate blue-grey shorthair domestic cat with a small to medium build and a low percentage of body fat. It is one of the oldest stable cat breeds in Thailand and named after the Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat) province.

Venues[edit]

Most of the games will be held in the $65 million sports complex on Pakthongchai Road in Nakhon Ratchasima.[6] The sports complex holds the 20,000-seater His Majesty the King's 80th Birthday Anniversary, 5th December 2007 Sports Complex. The sports complex also includes a 5,000-seater indoor stadium, 16 tennis court facilities, among other facilities scheduled to be finished on June 2007.[7]

Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat)

His Majesty the King's 80th Anniversary Birthday Anniversary Stadium (5 December 2007)

  • 5th December Stadium (Opening and Closing Ceremony, Athletics, Football)
  • Aquatic Centre (Diving, Swimming, Water Polo)
  • Beach Volleyball Stadium (Volleyball)
  • Gymnasium 1 (Gymnastic)
  • Gymnasium 2 (Volleyball)
  • Tennis Court (Tennis)
  • Velodrome (Cycling)

Suranaree University of Technology

  • Football Field 2 (Archery)
  • Keelapirom Gymnasium (Basketball)
  • National Synchrotron Research Centre (Fencing)
  • Petanque Court (Petanque)
  • Student Resident (Athlete Village)
  • Surapala Keetha Sathan Stadium (Football)
  • Suraphat 2 Building (IBC, MPC)

Other Venue

  • Amphoe Pak Thong Chai Sport Complex (Boxing, Football)
  • Bonanza Golf and Country Club (Golf)
  • Chanapolkhan Institute of Technology (Karate, Wushu)
  • Khao Yai Thiang (Cycling)
  • Klang Plaza Jomsurang Department Store (Table Tennis)
  • Mittraphap Road (Cycling)
  • Central stadium, Nakhon Ratchasima (Football, Muay Thai)
  • Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University (Body Building, Softball)
  • Nakhon Ratchasima Vocational College (Weightlifting)
  • Rajamangala University of Technology Isan (Judo, Wrestling)
  • Sima Thani Hotel (Billiards and Snooker)
  • Sung Noen Municipality Hall (Pencak Silat)
  • Suranaree Camp (Rugby union)
  • The Mall Department Store (Sepak Takraw)
  • Wongchawalitkul University (Badminton, Dance Sport and Taekwondo)
Bangkok
  • National Sport Complex (Handball)
  • Queen Sirikit Sport Centre (Baseball, Hockey, Lawn Bowl)
  • Ratchaphruek Club (Squash)
  • SF Strike Bowl (Bowling)
  • Sport Authority of Thailand Sport Complex (Futsal, Shooting)
  • VR Sport Club (Polo)
Chon Buri
  • Ambassador City Jomtien (Triathlon)
  • Horseshoe Point (Equestrian)
  • Map Prachan Reservoir (Canoe-Kayak, Rowing, Traditional Boat Race)
  • Ocean Marina Yacht Club (Sailing)
  • Thai Polo Club (Equestrian)

Sports[edit]

Indonesia plays against Thailand in SEA Games Polo 2007

The 2007 SEAG featured more than 400 events in 43 sports and also 2 demonstration sports (i.e. Go and Kempo).[8] The 24th edition of the games will have the highest number of sporting events in the entire history of the SEAG, more events than the Asian Games and the Olympic Games.

¹ - not an official Olympic Sport
² - sport played only in the SEAG
³ - not a traditional Olympic nor SEAG Sport and introduced only by the host country.
° - a former official Olympic Sport, not applied in previous host countries and was introduced only by the host country.

Participating nations[edit]

Country Athletes Officials
IOC Code Name Men Women Total Men Women Total
BRU Brunei Brunei Darussalam 51 10 61 44 2 46
CAM Cambodia Cambodia 161 71 232 64 4 68
INA Indonesia Indonesia 369 205 574 160 28 188
LAO Laos Laos 246 168 414 186 35 221
MAS Malaysia Malaysia 494 326 820 239 55 294
MYA Burma Myanmar 292 214 506 156 35 191
PHI Philippines Philippines 373 247 620 143 32 175
SIN Singapore Singapore 262 180 442 165 51 216
THA Thailand Thailand 540 442 982 342 65 407
TLS East Timor Timor Leste 7 - 7 8 - 8
VIE Vietnam Vietnam 331 293 624 152 17 169
Total 3126 2156 5282 1659 324 1983

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Preceded by
2005
Manila, Philippines
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by
2009
Vientiane, Laos