1977 Southeast Asian Games

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9th Southeast Asian Games
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Host cityKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Nations participating7
Debuting countriesIndonesia, Philippines, Brunei
Opening ceremony19 November
Closing ceremony26 November
Officially opened byYahya Petra of Kelantan
Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
Ceremony venueStadium Merdeka
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The 1977 Southeast Asian Games (Malay: Sukan Asia Tenggara 1977), officially known as the 9th Southeast Asian Games was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to 26 November 1977. This was the third time Malaysia hosted the games and its first since 1971. Previously, it also hosted the games for the first time in 1965.[1][2] Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines were finally admitted into the SEAP Games Federation in February that year. Although the word 'Peninsula' was omitted from the new federation title to reflect the expansion, in which the games is the first games to bear the name, its emblem (which featured six rings representing the six founding members), and the sequential numbering of the games was kept to provide continuity, as well as reverence to the objectives, aspirations and contributions of the founders. The six-ring emblem was not replaced until 1999, when the present ten-ring emblem was first used in an official games logo. The games was opened and closed by Yahya Petra, the King of Malaysia at the Stadium Merdeka. The final medal tally was led by Indonesia, followed by Thailand and the Philippines, with host Malaysia in fifth place.

The games[edit]

Participating nations[edit]

1Brunei was a British colony at that time.


Medal table[edit]



  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

1 Indonesia (INA)624134137
2 Thailand (THA)373533105
3 Philippines (PHI)31303091
4 Burma (BIR)254243110
5 Malaysia (MAS)*21172159
6 Singapore (SIN)14212863
7 Brunei (BRU)0033
Totals (7 nations)190186192568


  1. ^ Ninth SEA Games Kuala Lumpur '77 Official Report, The Ninth Sea Games Organizing Council, 1979
  2. ^ Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
  3. ^ "Source". Archived from the original on 28 October 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.

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Preceded by
Southeast Asian Games
Kuala Lumpur

IX Southeast Asian Games (1977)
Succeeded by