1985 Southeast Asian Games

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13th Southeast Asian Games
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Host city Bangkok, Thailand
Nations participating 8
Sports 18
Opening ceremony 8 December
Closing ceremony 17 December
Officially opened by Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Ceremony venue Suphachalasai Stadium
1983 1987  >

The 1985 Southeast Asian Games, officially known as the 13th Southeast Asian Games was a Southeast Asian multi-sport event held in Bangkok, Thailand from 8 to 17 December 1985.

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[edit]

The Bangkok SEA Games Organising Committee was formed to oversee the staging of the games.


Province Competition venue Sports
Bangkok National Sport Complex
Suphachalasai Stadium Opening and Closing Ceremony, Athletics, Football
Nimibutr Gymnasium Boxing, Gymnastics
Chanthanayingyong Gymnasium Judo
Sport Authority of Thailand Sport Complex (Hua Mak)
Aquatics Centre Aquatics sport
Football Field Archery
Indoor Stadium Volleyball, Sepak takraw
Shooting Range Shooting
Sport Training Centre Table tennis
Tennis Court Tennis
Velodrome Cycling
Bangkok Youth Center Sport Complex Basketball, Football
Chulalongkorn University Badminton
Kai Siew Treng Hall Weighlifting
Chonburi Pattaya Bay Sailing
Star Bowl Bowling


Siamese cat, the official mascot of the games.


The logo of the 1985 SEA Games is the Grand Palace, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Thailand.


The official 1985 SEA Games mascot was a Siamese cat. The Siamese is one of the first distinctly recognised breeds of Oriental cat. It is called Wichien-maat (Thai: วิเชียรมาศ) in Thailand.

The games[edit]

Participating nations[edit]


Medal table[edit]


  *   Host nation (Thailand)

1985 Southeast Asian Games medal table
Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Thailand (THA)* 92 66 59 217
2  Indonesia (INA) 62 73 76 211
3  Philippines (PHI) 43 54 32 129
4  Malaysia (MAS) 26 28 32 86
5  Singapore (SIN) 16 11 23 50
6  Burma (BIR) 13 19 34 66
7  Brunei (BRU) 0 0 3 3
8  Cambodia (CAM) 0 0 0 0
Total (8 NOCs) 252 251 259 762
Source: Source


Preceded by
Southeast Asian Games Succeeded by
Jakarta, Indonesia