1991 Southeast Asian Games
|Host city||Manila, Philippines|
|Opening ceremony||24 November 1991|
|Closing ceremony||3 December 1991|
|Officially opened by||Corazon Aquino
President of the Philippines
|Ceremony venue||Rizal Memorial Stadium|
The 1991 Southeast Asian Games, officially known as the 16th Southeast Asian Games was a multi-sport event held in Manila, the Philippines from 24 November to 3 December 1991 with 28 sports featured in the games. This was the second time the country hosted the games and its first since 1981. It was officially opened by President Corazon Aquino at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila through a colourful opening ceremony. It was the only SEA Games at that time where the overall championship was heavily contested. The deciding medal came from the last sporting event - women's marathon where Indonesia got the gold medal. The games is the 16th Southeast Asian Games in the 20th century and the 16th in the 2nd millennium.
Philippines is the sixth nation to host the Southeast Asian Games after Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Host nation (Philippines)
|Total (9 NOCs)||328||326||380||1024|
Concerns and controversies
- Reduction of gold medals
The Philippines should have tallied a total of 91 gold medals but one of the gold medals from boxing was proclaimed unofficial. The said gold medal should have been fought by a Filipino boxer against a Thai boxer but the latter was found positive in the doping tests. The gold medal was, at first, given to the Philippines but after a few days, the SEAG Organizing Committee declared that there will be no gold and silver medalists for the said event in boxing because there was no battle fought. They had forgiven the Thai boxer.
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