The 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), commonly known as Philippines 2019, will be the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian Games, a biennial regional multi-sport event which will be hosted by the Philippines from 30 November to 11 December 2019. This will be the fourth time that the Philippines will host the games and its first time since 2005. This edition is most notable for being the first edition to include e-sports as well as having the highest number of sports in the history of the games, at 56.
Participating NOCs agree to reschedule Games after Covid-19 spread in the country brought under control.
Cambodia’s showpiece venue for the 2023 Southeast Asian Games is declared complete as China concludes the latest project in its ‘stadium diplomacy’ programme.
Basketball prodigy Kai Sotto describes ‘blessing and challenge’ in representing his beloved Philippines and his desire to follow in countryman Manny Pacquiao’s footsteps.
Cambodia’s skateboarding scene is barely a decade old but a visit from Tony Hawk and an NGO from Afghanistan prompted the founding of a professional federation, and now young skaters are dreaming of success at the 2023 SEA Games.
Canal leaping videos have gone viral on social media as people look for alternative sports in lockdown, while underwater hockey has made it to the Southeast Asian Games.
Constance Lien, Singapore’s only jiu-jitsu world champion, wants to use her teenage experiences with an eating disorder to help others.
The three-time SEA Games champion beat Mongolia’s Byamba-Erden Otgonbaatar in the last eight to reach guarantee an Olympic place.
Professional gaming has come a long way en route to becoming a history-making medal event at last December’s Southeast Asian Games in Manila.
Hosts finish top of the medal standings with 149 gold medals as Singapore dominate the swimming pool.
‘The next Manny Pacquiao’ secures third middleweight gold medal at SEA Games as Philippines re-marks its territory in Asian boxing.
Organisers, the government and rights groups have been accused of not putting plans in place to address sexual exploitation, putting trafficked women and children at risk.
Sisters make it a one-two in the women’s 200m butterfly final as their brother wins 200m fly event.
Malaysia’s Terengganu Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, Thailand’s Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana and the UAE’s Sheikh Juma Dalmoook al-Maktoum have all made their mark at previous games
When he won the gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games, the 22-year-old sportsman whipped off his shirt – and a viral sensation was born, with 1.9 million Instagram fans and counting
Joseph Schooling stays on three golds at the SEA Games with teammate Chua winning 100m freestyle.
The Philippines has been hit by some of its worst flooding in decades, caused by Typhoon Kammuri. At least 13 have died and 1,200 homes have been destroyed.
The swimmer pips Singapore teammate Quah Zheng Wen in a photo finish in the 100m butterfly final.
Olympic champion takes second place in 50m butterfly final, as teammate Tzen Wei Teong secures Singapore’s 22nd gold of the Games.
Aries Susanti, the Indonesian speed climber, is so quick fans call her ‘Super-Woman’, and her Instagram feed gains more followers with each competition
‘SEAGames2019Fail’ hashtag trending on Twitter after Dines Dunaan awarded controversial win over Faizul Nasir.
At least three people have died as Typhoon Kammuri moves over the Philippines, causing widespread damage.
The 23-year-old is officially the fastest 800-metre runner in Southeast Asia, but remains a running man of mystery – so what do we know about him so far?
SEA Games could be disrupted, with storm expected to pass close to Manila after making landfall.
Boxing champion shows up to open beleaguered Southeast Asian extravaganza.
Schooling isn’t the first Olympian in his family; his great-uncle Lloyd Valberg was a high jumper at the 1948 games in London
Coach Mark Sangiao has a knack for honing home-grown talent, and he’s bringing some of his One Championship stars as he looks to secure kick-boxing gold for Philippines.
The president made the order after reports of delays, confusion and insufficient meals for athletes, delegates and volunteers went viral on social media.
Long waits, poor organisation and incomplete facilities at the competition have garnered complaints – but politicians are more concerned with a bout of finger-pointing over who is responsible.
Teams have complained about long delays at the airport, being unable to check into hotels.