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Manila 1981

The 11th Southeast Asian Games were held in Manila, Philippines from December 6, 1981 to December 15, 1981.

This was the first time that the Philippines hosted the Games since its first participation in 1977.

The event was officially opened by President Ferdinand Marcos and 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 Officially opened by Ferdinand Marcos President of the Philippines Torch lighter Benjamin Silva-Netto Ceremony venue Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Opening Ceremony
12/06/1981
Closing Ceremony
12/15/1981
HOST CITY
Manila
COUNTRY
NOC
7
Game No
11
No Of Sports
18

Participating National Olympic Committees

Sports / Disciplines

Medal Tally

Rank
NOC
Total
Rank by total
1
Indonesia
85
73
56
214
1
2
Thailand
62
45
41
148
3
3
Philippines
55
55
77
187
2
4
Malaysia
16
27
31
74
4
5
Myanmar
15
19
27
61
6
6
Singapore
12
26
33
71
5
7
Brunei Darussalam
0
0
0
0
7

Asian Marks