1985 Southeast Asian Games
|Host city||Bangkok, Thailand|
|Opening ceremony||8 December|
|Closing ceremony||17 December|
|Officially opened by||Bhumibol Adulyadej|
King of Thailand
|Ceremony venue||Suphachalasai Stadium|
This was the fourth time Thailand hosted the games and its first time since 1975. Previously Thailand also hosted the 1959, 1967 and the 1975 editions when the Southeast Asian Games were known as the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games at those times. 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 Indonesia and the Philippines. Several Games and National records were broken during the games. With little or no controversies at all, the games were deemed generally successful with the rising standard of competition amongst the Southeast Asian nations.
Development and preparation
The Bangkok SEA Games Organising Committee was formed to oversee the staging of the games.
|Bangkok||National Sport Complex|
|Suphachalasai Stadium||Opening and Closing Ceremony, Athletics, Football|
|Nimibutr Gymnasium||Boxing, Gymnastics|
|Sport Authority of Thailand Sport Complex (Hua Mak)|
|Aquatics Centre||Aquatics sport|
|Indoor Stadium||Volleyball, Sepak takraw|
|Sport Training Centre||Table tennis|
|Bangkok Youth Center Sport Complex||Basketball, Football|
|Kai Siew Treng Hall||Weightlifting|
The logo of the 1985 SEA Games is the Grand Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.
Host nation (Thailand)
|Totals (8 nations)||252||251||259||762|
- Percy Seneviratne (1993) Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991 Dominie Press, Singapore ISBN 981-00-4597-2
- History of the SEA Games
- BASOC (1985) 13th SEA Games Official Report, Thailand
|Southeast Asian Games||Succeeded by|
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