1959 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
|Opening ceremony||12 December 1959|
|Closing ceremony||17 December 1959|
|Officially opened by||Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
|Ceremony venue||Suphachalasai Stadium|
The 1959 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, officially known as the 1st Southeast Asian Peninsular Games was the first and inaugural edition of the biennial multi-sport event for Southeast Asian athletes, organised by the SEAP Games Federation. It was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 12 to 17 December 1959 with 12 sports featured in the games. Cambodia, one of the six founding members of the SEAP Games Federation, did not compete at the inaugural edition.
For the first time and first among all Southeast Asian nations, Thailand hosted the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games, which later known as the Southeast Asian Games. The games was opened and closed by Bhumibol Adulyadej, the King of Thailand at the Suphachalasai Stadium.
The final medal tally was led by host Thailand, followed by its neighbouring countries, Burma and Malaya. The games was deemed generally successful, with the birth of the games marked the start of the competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.
- Singapore was a self-governing British colony at that time.
Host nation (Thailand)
|Total (6 NOCs)||67||68||67||202|
- Summary 1959
- Medal Tally 1959-1995
- Medal Tally
- History of the SEA Games
- OCA SEA Games
- SEA Games previous medal table
- SEAGF Office
- SEA Games members
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