Video clips the opening of the 25th SEA Games in Laos

Posted by samakomlao Wednesday, December 9, 2009

IT was a historic moment for Laos when the 25th South East Asian (SEA) Games was officially opened in a colourful ceremony steeped in cultural and historical significance at the new National Stadium in Vientiane last night.

Despite being a founder member when the Games debuted in 1959, Laos, known as “the ancient kingdom of a million elephants”, are hosting the biennial event for the first time.

The Games are also held in celebration of the 450th anniversary of Vientiane as the capital of Laos in 2010.

Tagged as the ‘Generosity, Amity, and Healthy Lifestyle’ Games, the hosts are keen to stress home the point that solidarity and friendship are more important than winning among the South East Asian neighbours.

About 7,000 students were involved in the cultural performances in the opening ceremony, which included dances titled “Welcome SEA Games, Sound of Jungle, Golden Rice Field, Fairness Candlelight, Sin-Xay the hero of an era, Bright Future and Binding Heart to Step Forward”.

The performances celebrated the abundance of cultural and ethnical diversity in the former French colony.

Among the dignitaries who graced the ceremony was Laos President Choummaly Sayasone and he was joined by the Prime Ministers of Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

Countdown the opening

Part I

Part II

Part III


Part IV

Part V

Part VI

Part VII


All video clips from langvannavong
Source: Thestar, Malaysia

1 Comment
  1. It's a Great moment of the story of LAOS

    Congratulations to all participants and organizers

    Posted on December 10, 2009 at 2:55 AM

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