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SEA Games 2007 at Nakhon Ratchasima
  • April 5th, 2007

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Coming this December 6-16th, the 24th edition of SEA Games will be held at Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

As the selection criteria for Team Singapore athletics is being underway, with it’s new Points system, this reporter tries to find out more about the location, facilities and progress that’s underway by the Thailand sporting body.

So to speak, so as our athletes will have a glimpse of what to expect and preview in Thailand.

Why Thailand?

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The 24th SEA Games was initially to be hosted in Singapore but the Singapore sporting body forgo their hosting duties this time round as our future groundbreaking Sportshub in Kallang is still in the works. It is planned to be ready by 2011, thus likely Singapore will only host SEA Games possibly at 2011. So Thailand stepped in and it’s their 6th time (1959, 1967, 1975, 1985 and 1995) to host the SEA Games. The opening of the SEA Games there will also commemorates the 80th birth anniversary of their revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The Thai sports authorities are planning to organise 33 sports, including major events like athletics, aquatics, football, volleyball, boxing, cycling and tennis in the province which is about 260km from Bangkok.

Thailand US$77 million very own sportshub

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Mayor of Nakhon Ratchasima province with the new mascot, Siamese cat

The SEA Games will be held in the northeast Thailand’s Nakkhonratchasima province. The US$77 million dollar sports complex is currently being built in the province there and the progress has been encouraging since 2006. Though the province will be the main area for holding major games, as with previous SEA Games in Vietnam and the Philippines, athletes will likely be doing the events in multiple venues. While Nakhon Ratchasima is the main city that hosts the Games, Chon Buri and Bangkok will also be the venues for some sports. Here are just some of the new facilities being built

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Official website at http://www.kosoc2007.com

– Main Stadium, (20,000 Seat)
– Gymnasium 1, (5,000 Seat)
– Gymnasium 2 (2,000 Seat)
– Velodrome
– Aquatic Centre (Olympic Pool)
– Shooting Range
– Tennis Centre (1 Main court)

The Main Stadium

Here are some of the progress photo of the main stadium, where the athletic action will be held

Model representation

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Top view of the main stadium

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16th June 2006 Progress

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11th December 2006 Progress

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6th January 2007 Progress

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8th February 2007 Progress

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1st April 2007 Progress

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6th April 2007 Progress

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Other facilities at Nakhon Ratchasima province for VARIOUS sports

SWIMMING – Aquatic Centre

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BOXING – Paktongchai Gymnasium

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ARCHERY – Archery Field, Suranaree University of Technology

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BADMINTON – Suranaree Pirom Gymnasium, Suranaree University of Technology

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BASKETBALL – Gelaa Pirom Gymnasium, Suranaree University of Technology

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BEACH VOLLEYBALL – Beach Vollyeball Field, Suranaree University of Technology

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INDOOR VOLLEYBALL – Gymnasium 2, 333rd Anniversary Sport Complex

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BILLIARD & SNOOKER – Grand Ballroom, Sima Thani Hotel

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BOWLING – Hong Bowling

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CYLING MOUNTAIN BIKE – Khao Yai National Park

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CYLING ROAD RACE – Nakhon Ratchasima – Paktongchai Road

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CYCLING TRACK – Velodrome, 333rd Anniversary Sport Complex

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DANCE SPORT – Wongchavalitkul Auditorium, Wongchavalitkul University

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FENCING – Surapat 2 Gymnasium, Suranaree University of Technology

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SOCCER – Has various venues

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Finals to be held here

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Surapon Kilastan Stadium, Suranaree University of Technology

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Municipal Stadium, Municipal Sport Complex

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Paktongchai Stadium, Paktongchai Distric

GOLF – Voyage Panorama Golf Club

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GYMNASTICS – Gymnasium 1, 333rd Anniversary Sport Complex

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JUDO – 70th Anniversary Gymnasium, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabat University

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KARATE – Gymnasium, Tanapolkhan Technology School

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MUAT THAI – Gymnasium 2, Municipal Sport Complex

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SILAT – Grand Ballroom, Di Iyara Hotel

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PETANQUE – Petanque Stadium, Suranaree University of Technology

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RUGBY – Stadium, Suranaree Army Camp

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SEPAK TAKRAW – MCC Hall, The Mall Nakhon Ratchasima

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SHOOTING – Shooting Range, 333rd Anniversary Sport Complex

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SOFBALL – Softball Field, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabat University

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TABLE TENNIS – Klang Plaza Hall, Klang Plaza Shopping Centre

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TAEKWONDO – Gymnasium, Rajamongkol Isan University of Technology

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TENNIS – Tennis Court, 333rd Anniversary Sport Complex

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WEIGHT LIFTING – Auditorium, Nakhon Ratchasima Vocational College

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WRESTLING – Gymnasium 1, Municipal Sport Complex

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WUSHU – Gymnasium, Suranaree Wittaya School

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As you can see from the photos above, coming this December, the SEA Games athletes will have plenty to roam and use the new and also the current facilities which is well equipped. The main new stadium itself is a magnificent infrastructure. From what I’ve been told, everything is going as planned and the completion dates are on target. I’ll post more info as I get it.

See you all in Thailand!

This reporter would like to thank Thailand Sporting Body, The Korat Post, Skycraper City and Thai individuals for the invaluable help in this article. SSC and SNOC could not be contacted however for comments and clarifications.

Visit SEA Games page, click here

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Posted by Uncle Sha.
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