Laos to Host SEA Games in 2029  

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Grand opening 25th SEA games in Laos.

Laos has been nominated to host the 38th Southeast Asia Games in 2029.

According to a report by Vientiane Times, Cambodia will host the 32nd Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in 2023, while Thailand will host the 33rd edition in 2025. 

Indonesia is to host the 34th edition in 2027, while Laos will host the 35th edition in 2029.

A recent South East Asian Games Federation Council meeting noted that Cambodia will arrange three groups of sports for the SEA Games next year, and will accept a vote of support from other participating countries.

Laos, Malaysia, and Indonesia have proposed new martial arts be included in next year’s SEA Games. 

While Malaysia and Indonesia proposed the inclusion of Pensak silat, Laos has proposed Wushu. 

Cambodian officials are working to keep the Covid outbreak under control as well as vaccinate its population as part of preparations for next year’s games. 

The rescheduled 2021 SEA Games will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 12 to 23 May this year after the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the event from being held last year.

At the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines, Laos took home a total of 36 medals including one old medal in kickboxing. 

Laos last hosted the SEA Games in 2009.