Thursday, 20 July 2017

SEA Games 2017 Live - Know Everything you want

The 29th South Asian Games or the south-east Asian Games which is commonly known as Kuala Lumpur 2017 is set to begin in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to August 30, 2017. This event is commonly known as Kuala Lumpur 2017. Almost 405 events in 38 sports to be featured in the games. For the sixth time, Malaysia will host the games and its first time since 2001.  The previous edition hosted by Malaysia was 1965 games, 1971 games, 1977 games and the 1989 games.


The hosting duties are rotated among the SEAGF member countries as per the SEA games traditions. Each country has its own turn to host but it's not necessary to choose to do or so or not. It was during 2012 SEAGF meeting in Myanmar that confirmed that Malaysia would host the regional biennial event in 2017 and there should be no other country to bid for the host job that was also another condition. Olympic Council of  Malaysia or OCM secretary Siek Kok Chi also attended the meeting in 2012. He in the meeting also said that Myanmar would host the games in 2013, followed by Singapore in 2015. Brunei was given the opportunity to host the 2017 games but it decided to host the 2019 games interested of 2017. Malaysia is willing to host the 2017 games this year.

Development and preparation

In 2015 the Malaysia SEA games organisation Committee or MASOC was formed to oversee the staging of events which was planned to take place.

SEA Games 2017 - Know Everything you want 

SEA Games 2017 Volunteers

During the inauguration function, the estimated amount of volunteers needed was around 20,000 in order to host SEA games successfully. In less than 48  hours after the launch of logo and launch party more than 20,000 volunteers have signed up and they will be shortlisted for various duties which involve from shop keeping, crown control, ticketing, Promotions and much more. Various training was given to the volunteers in Bangi and in 16th February 2017, another set of 3000 volunteers was given training as well. te second phase of the training was held in April and the third and final phase of training was in April with more than 2000 volunteers who were selected for the task of opening and closing ceremony of the games.

SEA Games 2017 Ticketing

On 4th July 2017 tickets, the tickets were put on sale online and to make the public participation at the games. This announcement was made on 4th of July 2-17. In this announcement it was made clear that 24 of the sports, aquatics, open swimming event and cycling  that is BMX and road events will be a free event for the spectators, also the 12 aquatics which are diving, swimming, synchronized and water polo events and cycling track events, the tickets are kept at relatively affordable price which is between RM 10 and RM20.

SEA Games 2017 Countdown

The SEAGF flag was handed over to Malaysia from Singapore during the closing ceremony of 2015 Southeast Asia Games. The countdown was followed by dance and song section which highlighted Malaysia as the next venue for the games. Suria KLCC on November 2015 hosted an event which was the launch party to launch the logo, mascot and the volunteer recruitment programme.

In Setiawangsa where the national Sports Council centre is held, they organised a series of festivities dubbed the war Factor on 19th August 2016. This event marked the one-year countdown to the games. They also did various school programs and dubbed the KL2017@schools at 33 selected schools all across peninsular Malaysia. On 9th May 2017, Malaysia SEA Games organising committee a major countdown event at KL Central to mark the 100-day Countdown. This countdown was attended by various athletes, officials, Para athletes, stake holders, sponsors, and volunteers. In Putrajaya, a fun run was dubbed in 2017 SEA game in conjunction with the Games marathon event.

SEA Games 2017 Security Details

The Royal Malaysian Police force is the principal agency to ensure the security of the games. Many drills ( A total of 6) were held to prepare the police force to face any unpredicted situations. These drills make them easy to face many different situations.

SEA Games 2017 Medals Table - History and Beyond.

Royal Selangor designed the official medals of the games; they also designed the torch and the baton for the games. They made the announcement the same day when they made they were announced as one of the sponsors of the game. A total of RM82.6 million which exceeds its sponsorship target of RM80 million made them a main sponsor for the game. Like all the major medals they have subtle curved surfaces, rims and edges and are made of pewter with a disc of kempas wood integrated into the design. The south-east Asian Games Federation logo on the obverse got featured and the games logo on the reverse.


In 2013 the sports minister Khairy Jamaluddin hopped the cost of hosting the games would not exceed MYR80 million that is 18 million. But this was proved wrong, the minister the government budgeted the cost to exceed MYR500 million. But the prime minister during the 2017 budget made it clear that RM450 million budget for hosting the games. Singapore 2015 had spent about MYR740 million organising the game in the previous year edition while Myanmar estimated to have about MYR1billion ion 2013.


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