1981 Southeast Asian Games

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11th Southeast Asian Games
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Theme: ""
Host city Manila, Philippines
Nations participating 7
Athletes participating over 2000 (including officials)
Events --- in 18 sports
Opening ceremony 6 December 1981
Closing ceremony 15 December 1981
Officially opened by Ferdinand Marcos
President of the Philippines
Torch lighter Benjamin Silva-Netto
Ceremony venue Rizal Memorial Stadium
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The 11th Southeast Asian Games were held in Manila, Philippines from 6 December 1981 to 15 December 1981. This was the first time that the Philippines hosted the Games since its first participation in 1977. The event was officially opened by President Ferdinand Marcos and the cauldron was lit by Benjamin Silva-Netto. The colourful opening ceremony was held in the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. A new football stadium and indoor arena was built in Pasig named the University of Life Track & Field and Arena or the ULTRA, now called the PhilSports Arena. The adjacent apartments were used as the athlete's quarters and was converted into a BLISS housing project of First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Participating nations[edit]

1Brunei was a British colony at that time. More than 2,200 athletes and officials participated in the Manila Games.

Sports[edit]

Medal count[edit]

Key

  *   Host nation (Philippines)

1981 Southeast Asian Games medal table
 Rank  NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Indonesia (INA) 85 73 56 214
2  Thailand (THA) 62 45 41 148
3  Philippines (PHI)* 55 55 77 187
4  Malaysia (MAS) 16 27 31 74
5  Burma (BIR) 15 19 27 61
6  Singapore (SIN) 12 26 33 71
7  Brunei (BRU) 0 0 0 0
Total (7 NOCs) 245 245 265 755
Source: Source

References[edit]


Preceded by
1979
Jakarta, Indonesia
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by
1983
Singapore