1977 Southeast Asian Games

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9th Southeast Asian Games
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Host city Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Nations participating 7
Sports 18
Opening ceremony 19 November 1977
Closing ceremony 26 November 1977
Officially opened by Yahya Petra of Kelantan
Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
Ceremony venue Stadium Merdeka
1975 1979  >

The 1977 Southeast Asian Games, 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. 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]

1Brunei was a British colony at that time.


Medal table[edit]



  *   Host nation (Malaysia)

1977 Southeast Asian Games medal table
 Rank  NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Indonesia (INA) 62 41 34 137
2  Thailand (THA) 37 35 33 105
3  Philippines (PHI) 31 30 30 91
4  Burma (BIR) 25 42 43 110
5  Malaysia (MAS)* 21 17 21 59
6  Singapore (SIN) 14 21 28 63
7  Brunei (BRU) 0 0 3 3
Total (7 NOCs) 190 186 192 568


  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

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Preceded by
Bangkok, Thailand
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by
Jakarta, Indonesia