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SEA Games 32 in Cambodia

Hosting the SEA Games is a major sporting event for Cambodia

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Updated: 6 May 2023 Cambodia, for the first time in its history, is hosting the 2023 Southeast Asian Games (Khmer: ការប្រកួតកីឡាប្រជាជាតិអាស៊ីអាគ្នេយ៍២០២៣). The 32nd Southeast Asian Games, or Cambodia 2023, will be the 32nd edition of the Southeast Asian Games. The game of the region will be held from 5 to 16 May 2023 in Cambodia. Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Preah Sihanouk (Sihanoukville), Kep, and Kampot.

Programme for the official opening ceremony: 5 May 2023 at Morodok Techo National Stadium

  • Mass Arrival
  • Pre-Show Entertainment
  • Arrival of Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Contingents, National, and International Guests
  • Arrival of Honourable Guests and Diplomats
  • Arrival of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and Samdech Kittipritthbindit Bun Rany HUN SEN - Silent Preparation for Official Ceremony
  • Commencement of the Official Programme Countdown ceremony from Ten to One
  • Flag Parade and National Anthem of the Kingdom of Cambodia “National March of Cambodia” Performance
  • Parade of Sports Contingents
  • Parade of the Southeast Asian Games Federation Flag and Anthem
  • Oath-taking Ceremony for the Representatives of Athletes, Referees, and Judges
  • Speech by H.E. Dr. THONG KHON, Minister of Tourism, President of the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, and Chairman of the Southeast Asian Games Federation (SEAGF) Council
  • Speech by Samdech Pichey Sena TEA BANH, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of National Defense, and Chairman of the Cambodia 32nd SEA Games and 12th ASEAN Para Games 2023 Organising Committee
  • Remarks by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia and announcement for the Official Opening of the 32nd SEA Games 2023
  • Torch Relay, Flame Lighting and Fireworks Display
  • End of Programme

How to watch SEA Games

There are a few different ways to watch the SEA Games 2023 in Cambodia.

Live: You can watch the games live on television or online. The games will be broadcast on a variety of channels, including TV5, MyTV, and CTN. You can also watch the games online on the SEA Games 2023 website or on the websites of the participating countries.

On-demand: You can also watch the games on-demand after they have been broadcast. The SEA Games 2023 website will have a library of all the games that have been broadcast, and you will be able to watch them at your convenience.

Highlights: The SEA Games 2023 website will also have highlights of all the games. This is a great way to catch up on the games if you missed them live or on-demand.

Social media: You can also follow the SEA Games 2023 on social media. The SEA Games 2023 has a presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can follow these accounts to get updates on the games, news, and photos.

To watch the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), you can check the schedule of events and find the broadcast channels in your country that will be airing the games.

In some countries, the games may be broadcast on national television or via streaming platforms such as YouTube or Twitch. In other countries, you may need to purchase a subscription to a sports streaming service to watch the games. You should also check the official website or social media accounts of the SEA Games for updates on how to watch the games.

How to support Team Cambodia

In your ABA app, you can donate to support Cambodian national team. See Service section in your app.

SEA Games 32 is Cambodia’s national pride

The opening ceremony of the SEA Games 32 in Cambodia was a spectacular event that showcased the country’s rich culture and history. The ceremony took place at the National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh and was attended by over 60,000 people, including heads of state and government from all 11 participating countries.

The ceremony began with a traditional Khmer dance performance, followed by a parade of athletes from each country. The athletes were greeted by a cheering crowd and were led into the stadium by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Following the parade of athletes, there was a series of performances that highlighted Cambodia’s culture and history. These performances included traditional music and dance, as well as modern performances that showcased the country’s vibrant arts scene.

The highlight of the ceremony was the lighting of the cauldron. The cauldron was lit by Cambodian taekwondo practitioner, who won a gold medal at the 2019 SEA Games. The lighting of the cauldron officially marked the start of the SEA Games 32.

The opening ceremony was a success and was a fitting start to the SEA Games 32. The ceremony showcased Cambodia’s rich culture and history, and it was a great way to welcome the athletes from all 11 participating countries.

Here are some of the highlights of the opening ceremony:

  • The traditional Khmer dance performance was a beautiful and graceful display of Cambodian culture.
  • The parade of athletes was a colorful and inspiring sight, as athletes from all over Southeast Asia came together to compete in the SEA Games.
  • The performances that highlighted Cambodia’s culture and history were informative and entertaining.
  • The lighting of the cauldron was a powerful and moving moment that officially marked the start of the SEA Games 32.

Key highlights: the first SEA Game to happen in the heart of Phnom Penh

    • The current campaign to promote the SEA Games as Cambodia is the home is this simple yet powerful message: #BeyondTheGame, hearts beat in sync.
      • The slogan and theme is “Sport: Live in Peace”
      • Before Cambodia is Vietnam, which passed the torch of hosting the popular competitive sport among Southeast Asian countries
      • The participating nations in the 32nd SEA Games (aka Cambodia 2023) are the following: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Timor-Leste, Thailand, and Vietnam
      • The first SEA Game was launched in 1959, when Thailand was the first nation to host it.
      • The mascot for the tournament was revealed to be two rabbits in red and blue Cambodian uniforms (the male rabbit’s name is Borey and the female is Romduol, the represent Cambodia’s national flower).
      • More than 40 games played with more than 7,000 athletes will be competing in the tournament of the region.
      • Kun Khmer and Muay Thai

Beyond the Games

Beyond the Games is a dynamic campaign that seeks to promote Cambodia as a premier destination beyond its role as the host country for the Seagames and ASEAN Para games 2023. Our primary objective is to highlight Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage, fascinating history, diverse cuisine, and other unique offerings.

Cambodia has a lot to offer beyond sports, and we want to showcase its numerous attractions to the world. From its awe-inspiring ancient temples to its vibrant modern cities, there is something for everyone in Cambodia. Our campaign aims to inspire travelers to explore all that this beautiful country has to offer, including its beautiful landscapes, welcoming people, and exciting festivals.

What does hosting SEA Games mean for Cambodia?

Hosting the SEA Games is a major sporting event for Cambodia and is expected to bring a number of benefits to the country. These benefits include:

Economic boost: The Games are expected to generate billions of dollars in economic activity, both directly and indirectly. This will come from a number of sources, including ticket sales, tourism, and construction. Infrastructure improvements: The Games will require the construction of new sporting facilities and infrastructure, such as roads, hotels, and airports. This will leave a lasting legacy for the country and improve the quality of life for its citizens.

Improved international image: Hosting the Games will help to improve Cambodia’s international image and make it a more attractive destination for investment and tourism.

Increased national pride: The Games will give Cambodians a sense of national pride and unity. This will help to boost morale and create a more positive outlook for the future.

How to book or reserve a ticket for SEA Games 2023 in Cambodia

Tickets for the 2023 Southeast Asian Games in Cambodia will be available for reservation for free online and at select ticket outlets in Cambodia.

Tickets will go on sale in early 2023 through mobile app:

for iOS:

To reserve tickets online, you will need to create an account on the SEA Games 2023 website. Once you have created an account, you will be able to browse the available tickets and purchase them using a credit card or other payment method.

To reserve tickets at a ticket outlet, you will need to bring your passport or other government-issued ID to the outlet. You will also need to know the event you want to attend and the number of tickets you want to purchase.

Ticket prices for the 2023 Southeast Asian Games will vary depending on the event and the seat location. Tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies are expected to be the most expensive, while tickets for smaller events may be more affordable.

For more information on how to purchase tickets for the 2023 Southeast Asian Games, please visit the SEA Games 2023 website.

Here are the steps on how to book or reserve a ticket for SEA Games 2023 in Cambodia:

  • Go to the SEA Games 2023 website.
  • Click on the “Tickets” tab.
  • Create an account or log in to your account.
  • Browse the available tickets.
  • Select the tickets you want to purchase.
  • Enter your payment information.
  • Click on the “Purchase” button.
  • You will receive an email confirmation of your purchase.
  • Please note that tickets for the 2023 Southeast Asian Games are expected to sell out quickly, so it is recommended to purchase your tickets early.

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