Myanmar closes successful SEA Games

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sea_games ticketMyanmar drew a close to three weeks of sporting celebration on December 22 with a lavish closing ceremony that marked the end of the 27th Southeast Asia Games.

The ceremony also marked the start of Singapore’s hosting of the 2015 edition of the biannual games. In a symbolic handover gesture near the end of the ceremony, Tint Hsan, chairman of the Myanmar SEA Games Organising Committee, handed over the SEA Games flag to Singapore’s Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin, who is also an executive committee member of the Singapore National Olympic Council.

It was the third time Myanmar hosted the biggest sporting event in Southeast Asia after 1961 and 1969.

Malaysia’s contingent of 556 athletes won 43 gold, 38 silver and 77 bronze medals to be placed fifth in the medals tally table.Thailand were top with 107 gold, 94 silver and 81 bronze while hosts Myanmar were second place with 85 gold, 62 silver and 85 bronze. Vietnam were third with 73 gold, 86 silver and 86 bronze while Indonesia were fourth with 65 gold, 84 silver and 110 bronze.

Malaysia will host the 29th SEA Games in 2017.

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Myanmar drew a close to three weeks of sporting celebration on December 22 with a lavish closing ceremony that marked the end of the 27th Southeast Asia Games.

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sea_games ticketMyanmar drew a close to three weeks of sporting celebration on December 22 with a lavish closing ceremony that marked the end of the 27th Southeast Asia Games.

The ceremony also marked the start of Singapore’s hosting of the 2015 edition of the biannual games. In a symbolic handover gesture near the end of the ceremony, Tint Hsan, chairman of the Myanmar SEA Games Organising Committee, handed over the SEA Games flag to Singapore’s Acting Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin, who is also an executive committee member of the Singapore National Olympic Council.

It was the third time Myanmar hosted the biggest sporting event in Southeast Asia after 1961 and 1969.

Malaysia’s contingent of 556 athletes won 43 gold, 38 silver and 77 bronze medals to be placed fifth in the medals tally table.Thailand were top with 107 gold, 94 silver and 81 bronze while hosts Myanmar were second place with 85 gold, 62 silver and 85 bronze. Vietnam were third with 73 gold, 86 silver and 86 bronze while Indonesia were fourth with 65 gold, 84 silver and 110 bronze.

Malaysia will host the 29th SEA Games in 2017.

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