XXIII Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games)
Filipino athletes celebrated their first overall championship in the XXIII Southeast Asian Games for winning 113 gold, 84 silver and 94 bronze medals. Lasallian athletes garnered four golds, nine silvers and a bronze medal in individual and team competitions.
"One heritage, one Southeast Asia" was the SEA Games' theme which featured 40 sports in more than 393 events, the highest in its history.
The SEA Games is the most significant multi-sport event in the region. It is a friendly competition aimed to foster goodwill, friendship and solidarity among the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Athletes from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, ASEAN member countries, meet every two (2) years.
This is the third time for the Philippines to host the SEA Games. The first time the event was held in the Philippines in 1981, it ranked third with 55 gold medals. The Philippines hosted the SEA Games for the second time in 1991, garnered a total of 239 medals and placed second overall.
Related information: Philippine Olympians 1924-2004 (Philippine Olympic Committee site)
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