2007 Southeast Asian Games
|24th Southeast Asian Games|
Motto: "Spirit, Friendship and Celebrations"
|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|
|Ceremony venue||His Majesty the King's 80th
Birthday Anniversary, 5th
December 2007 Sports Complex
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.
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.
Can (Thai: แคน), a Korat cat (Thai: แมวโคราช) was selected as the official mascot of the 2007 SEA Games. 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.
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.
Most of the games will be held in the $65 million sports complex on Pakthongchai Road in Nakhon Ratchasima. 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.
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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
The 2007 SEAG featured more than 400 events in 43 sports and also 2 demonstration sports (i.e. Go and Kempo). 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.
- HOME PAGE - SEA Games 2007 Information Center Nakhon Ratchasima THAILAND
- Bangkok competitions map
- Chonburi competitions map
- SEA GAMES Mascot available for sale on Aug 11
- SEA Games mascot, emblem unveiled
- Organizing committee reports sports stadium ready for the Games
- Venues construction updates
- SEA Games list of sports by the Korat Post
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