31st Southeast Asian Games postponed

The 31st edition of the Southeast Asian Games, which were to take place in Vietnam this year, have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, probably in 2022, one of the organizers announced Thursday.

“The 31st Southeast Asian Games will certainly not be (hosted) this year as planned in November,” said Varin Tansuphasiri, Games Council member and deputy secretary of the Thai Olympic Committee. “Vietnam wants to postpone the events. Games until next year, in 2022 ”he added.

Scheduled from November 21 to December 2, 2021, the competition was to be held in the capital Hanoi and 11 other cities across the country. The 31st Southeast Asian Games are expected to attract nearly 20,000 participants, including around 7,000 athletes from 11 countries in the region, according to official media.