Malaysia is 34th SEA Games host in 2027
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Malaysia is 34th SEA Games host in 2027

May 14, 2022, 6:50 AM
Nicole Pulido

Nicole Pulido

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Malaysia and Singapore to host 34th and 35th SEA Games

The South-East Asia Games Federation (SEAGF) selected Malaysia to host the 34th edition of the Southeast Asian Games in 2027, as announced by the Olympic Council of Malaysia said on Thursday.

In an official post on the Facebook page, the Olympic council said that the federation has "unanimously awarded" the hosting of the 2027 Games to Malaysia, marking the country’s seventh time to host the regional games.

Last year, it was reported that Brunei pulled out of hosting the SEA Games in 2027, with Malaysia expressing an interest to take over.

Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Tan Sri Norza Zakaria believes that the hosting of the 34th SEA Games will bolster the country’s growing development in sports.

“We believe hosting the Games will help bring more sports development. Also, we had the unanimous support because of how we handled previous SEA Games that we hosted,” said Norza.

Cambodia is set to host the 32nd SEA Games next year, while Thailand will host the 33rd edition in 2025.

On the other hand, a joint statement was issued on the same day by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and Sport Singapore (SportSG) said that Singapore’s bid to host the 35th edition of the Games was accepted by the SEA Games Federation at a meeting held in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi.

“We are pleased that we will host the prestigious regional sporting event in Singapore again. The SEA Games holds special memories and experiences for Singapore and our Southeast Asian neighbors,” said SNOC President Tan Chuan-Jin in a Facebook post.

In another Facebook post, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Edwin Tong said that it gives “our Team Singapore athletes an opportunity to compete against some of the best in the region, with strong home ground support.”

Tags: #SEA Games, #olympics, #sports


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