Vietnam has until October to decide on SEAG hosting



Joey Villar –

September 20, 2021 | 4:00 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines – Vietnam has until October to decide whether or not it will host the Southeast Asian Games next year.

If the decision remains undecided by then, the SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) will be forced to completely cancel the biennial event.

“The consensus was for Vietnam to make a decision, otherwise the 31st

The Tagaytay congressman said the majority of the 11 national conclave agreed that the ideal month to host the event is at the end of May so that it does not conflict with other major events planned for the same year.

These included the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Bangkok and Chonburi, Thailand in March and the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China in September.

The Winter Games in Beijing, China, in February, and the World Games in Birmingham, USA in July, are also on the program for next year.

“In 2022 there will be three major Asian and two international competitions. That leaves Vietnam a very small window of time to hold the SEA Games, ”said the PhilCycling boss.

“All of these five competitions are major events, they are held every four years,” he added.

Vietnam, which was forced to postpone the hosting of the SEA Games due to the pandemic, was also unable to fix it in the second half of the year, as the edition of the SEA Games 2023 was planned by the host Cambodia in February.

“That is why Vietnam could only host until the end of May,” he said.

If Vietnam cancels it will be in 2027 as Thailand ranks 33rd in 2025


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