SEA Games 2021 to be held in mid-May 2022 in Hanoi

The exact dates of the sports competitions have yet to be confirmed.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 21 October 2021, 4:16 PM

The 2021 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) have been moved to mid-May 2022.

Due to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, the hosts announced in July that the biennial multi-sport event will be postponed because of COVID-19. It was originally due to be held from Nov 21 to Dec 2 this year.

The exact dates of regional Games have not been confirmed.

According to media reports, the Singapore National Olympic Council has confirmed that the SEA Games will be moved to May next year.

“With the new dates in place, we will adjust the selection qualification window [for Singaporean athletes] accordingly to reflect the revised timeline,” a spokesperson said.

The new dates mean a tight schedule for some Singaporean athletes. After the SEA Games, the Commonwealth Games (Jul 28 to Aug 8) and the Asian Games (Sep 10 to Sep 25) will also take place next year.

The SEA Games have been held every two years since 1959 and was only disrupted once in 1963, when it was cancelled due to political turmoil in Cambodia, the host country for that year.

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