1969 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games

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5th Southeast Asian Peninsular Games
Host city Rangoon
Country Burma
Nations participating 6
Sports 15
Opening ceremony 6 December 1969
Closing ceremony 13 December 1969
Officially opened by Ne Win
President of Burma
Ceremony venue Bogyoke Aung San Stadium
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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. Several games records were broken during the games. The games was deemed generally successful, with the standard of competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.

The games[edit]

Participating nations[edit]


Medal table[edit]



  *   Host nation (Burma)

1969 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games medal table
 Rank  NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Burma (BIR)* 57 46 46 149
2  Thailand (THA) 32 32 45 109
3  Singapore (SIN) 31 39 23 93
4  Malaysia (MAS) 16 24 39 79
5  Vietnam (VIE) 9 5 8 22
6  Laos (LAO) 0 0 3 3
Total (6 NOCs) 145 146 164 455


  1. ^ Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
  2. ^ "Medal tally". 

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Preceded by
Bangkok, Thailand
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia