- 1981 Southeast Asian Games
SEA Games infobox
Name = 11th Southeast Asian Games
Size = 180px
Optional caption = Theme: ""
Events = --- in 18 sports
Nations participating = 7
Athletes participating = over 2000 (including officials) | Opening ceremony =
December 6, 1981
Closing ceremony =
December 15, 1981
Officially opened by =
Ferdinand Marcos President of the Philippines
Athlete's Oath =
Judge's Oath =
Torch lighter =
Ceremony venue = Rizal Memorial StadiumThe 11th
Southeast Asian Gameswere held in Manila, Philippinesfrom December 6, 1981to December 15, 1981. This was the first time that the Philippineshosted the Games since its first participation in 1977. The event was officially opened by President Ferdinand Marcosand the cauldron was lit by Benjamin Silva-Netto. The colorful opening ceremony was held in the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. A new football stadium and indoor arena was built in Pasig named the University of Life Track & Field and Arena or the ULTRA, now called the PhilSports Arena. The adjacent apartments were used as the athlete's quarters and was converted into a "BLISS" housing project of First Lady Imelda Marcos.
("Host nation highlighted.")
1Brunei was a British colony at that time.
In the 11th Southeast Asian Games held in Manila in 1981,Bong emerged as its most successful Filipino campaigner. She won six medals in six events, four of which were gold medals where she set six individual game records. Bong won the gold in Ladies Doubles with Lita de la Rosa and averaged 221 in Trios en route to an Individual All Events gold medal and became the South East Asian Games Masters champion.
Percy Seneviratne( 1993) "Golden Moments: the S.E.A Games 1959-1991" Dominie Press, SingaporeISBN 981-00-4597-2
* [http://www.olympic.org.my/web/gamesrecords/sea/sea_history.htm History of the SEA Games]
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