December 17, 2009

Sea Games 2009 Vientiane Laos

Sea Games 2009
Sea Games 2009 Vientiane, Laos - The 25th Southeast Asian Games is currently being held in Vientiane, Laos, in December 2009.

This will be the first time Laos has ever held a Southeast Asian Games (Laos had previously declined hosting the 1965 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games citing financial difficulties). It will also commemorate the 50 years of the SEA Games .

Prior to the opening ceremony on the 9th of December,t he men's football events began on the 2nd of December . The Women's football events began on the 4th of December , Water Polo events on the 5th together with both the Pencak Silat and the Table tennis events beggining on the 8th of December .

The first medal of the games was awarded to Singapore, when their Water Polo team won their 23rd consecutive water polo gold medal at the SEA Games during the round robin tournament round together with the Phillipines taking the silver medal and Indonesia taking the bronze.

Venue in Vientiane :

New National Sport Complex
  • National Stadium (Ceremony, Athletics, Football)
  • Aquatics Stadium (Aquatics, Fin Swimming)
  • Archery Range (Archery)
  • Gymnasium Tanggo Buntung (Badminton)
  • Gymnasium Pahoman (Volleyball)
  • SEA Games Golf Course (Golf)
  • Shooting Range (Shooting)
  • Tennis Court (Tennis)

Laos National University
  • Olympia Gymnasium (Boxing)
  • Convention Hall (Table Tennis)
  • Booyong Gymnasium (Taekwondo, Wrestling)
  • Petanque Court (Petanque)
  • Athletics Village

Other Venue
  • Donchan Palace Hotel (Biliards and Snooker)
  • Chao Anu Vong Stadium (Football)
  • Chao Anu Vong Gymnasium (Judo, Karate)
  • LAO International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre-ITECC (Pencak Silat, Sepak Takraw, Wushu)
  • Tad Sone (Cycling)
  • Pornsawan School (Weightlifting)
  • LAO-THAI Gymnasium (Muay)
  • Beung Kha Nong Gymnasium (Shuttle Cock)

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