2021 Southeast Asian Games


May 22, 2022

The 2021 Southeast Asian Games (Vietnamese: i hội Thể thao ng Nam 2021), better known as the 31st SEA Games, was scheduled to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 21 November to 2 December 2021 but was postponed due to the Covid-19 case in Vietnam so that scheduled for 12-23 May 2022 and will host 40 events, of which many Olympic events are the focus of the competition. This is the second time for Vietnam to host the Southeast Asian Games since 2003. In 2021, the 2021 SEA Games were postponed. The SEA Games will start on May 12, 2022 and end on May 23, 2022.

Host selection

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City volunteered to host separately. Although Ho Chi Minh City is preferred to host, Hanoi is considered better considering the condition of the existing infrastructure. This is in accordance with Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng's order to postpone the construction of new sports facilities for sporting events to save costs, in accordance with Vietnam's withdrawal from hosting the 2018 Asian Games due to cost issues.


Referring to a budget proposal submitted by Vietnam's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hanoi will spend 1.7 trillion VND (US$77 million) for the preparation and implementation of the two-week event in late November—early December. 97 million VND (US$4.3 million) is expected to be returned from broadcast rights, advertising, sponsorship and other contributions.

Ho Chi Minh City

In December 2017, the Standing Committee of the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Party approved the proposal to host. Based on the proposed proposal, the costs to be incurred are 7.48 trillion VND (US$330 million) of which 6.6 trillion VND (US$290 million) will be used for upgrading sports facilities and 904 billion VND (US$40 million) for expenses. implementation. In addition, 8.2 trillion VND (US$360 million) is required for the construction of the Rach Chiec Sports Complex and the Athlete Village will not be built. The event will be held for 12 days in mid-August and will host 30-36 competitions. ng Nai and Bình Dương provinces will assist in organizing the event.


On 9 July 2018, the Vietnamese government selected Hanoi as the host for the 31st Southeast Asian Games and the 2022 ASEAN Para Games. On 13 November 2019, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc signed a decree approving Hanoi as the host of the event. Despite the 2020 Summer Olympics, the event will still be held from late November to early December 2021, three months after the Olympics. The 11th ASEAN Para Games will also be held from December 17–23, 2021. Vietnam Television and Voice of Vietnam were appointed as the host broadcasters.


The Vietnam Games Organizing Committee (SEAGOC) was formed in April 2020 with the task of preparing, submitting and implementing event plans.


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the budget for this event has been cut. The total budget prepared by the Vietnamese government for this event is about 1.6 trillion VND (69.3 million USD). Of which 980.3 billion VND (42.3 million USD) will be used for maintenance costs and 602.3 billion VND (25.9 million USD) will be used for upgrading and repairing facilities managed by the Vietnamese ministry. Local governments are responsible for the renovation of facilities that are under their control. Only a new bicycle lane in Hòa Bình Province and a tennis complex at the Hanoi Training and Competition Center (managed by the Hanoi People's Committee) will be specially constructed for this event. The profit of the implementation is estimated at 226.6 billion VND (9.7 million USD), in of which 136.6 billion VND came from delegation accommodation costs and 65 billion from broadcasting rights. First place