Thailand National Games

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Thailand National Games
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First event 1967 Thailand National Games in  Bangkok, Thailand
Occur every 2 year (since 2018)
Last event 2017 Thailand National Games in Songkhla, Thailand
Purpose Sports for elite athletes in Thailand
Headquarters Bang Kapi, Bangkok, Thailand
Governor Sakol Wannapong
Website sat.or.th

The Thailand National Games , also known as (Thai: การแข่งขันกีฬาแห่งชาติ) is a National multi-sport event held every two years among athletes from all over Thailand. The Games were regulated by the Organization of the Sport of Thailand (OST) from the first Games in Bangkok, Thailand, until the 1967 Games. Since the 1985 Games they have been organized by the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), after the breakup of the Organization of the Sport of Thailand, the Games are recognized by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports are described as the largest multi-sport event in Thailand.

In its history, Twenty-five nations have hosted the Asian Games. Seventy-seven provinces have participated in the Games, including Bueng Kan, which was the latest participant in 2011.

The last Games was held in Songkhla, Thailand from 20 to 30 June 2017.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

Thailand National Games, formerly known as "Thailand Regional Games" organized by the Organization of the Sport of Thailand (OST; Currently, the Sports Authority of Thailand; SAT) to qualified Thai athletes to 1967 Southeast Asian Peninsular Games held in Bangkok, Thailand. The first Thailand Regional Games held in Bangkok from 1 to 5 November 1967, the competition was represented from five regions, after that, The fifth Thailand Regional Games was added from 5 to 10 regions by Bangkok moved from the Region 1 to the Region 10.

In 1984, the Organization of the Sport of Thailand committee was renamed to "Thailand National Games" and used in 1985 Games, with changed the objective of the Thailand National Games to make the strengthen of Thai sport.

On 23 February 1999, the Thai cabinet agreed with Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) was to hosted the Thailand National Games every two years in 2002, 2004 and 2006, the games was represented from 10 regions to 76 provinces

However, the Thai cabinet in 2006 agreed with Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) was to hosted the Thailand National Games every year from two years in 2007, because to continuation in the development of the Thai sport but also represented by the provinces.

On 26 July 2013, the Thai cabinet assembled at the Sports Authority of Thailand congress and agreed that the Thailand National Games should be held every two years instead of one year beginning 2018 onwards, because at present time, many national and international events affect the rehearse and budget needed to send the athletes to the events.

Crisis[edit]

In 1978 Games was postponed by the 1978 Udon Thani floods because the publics was afflicted to shortage the consumer goods and needed time to restore the conditions after the flood, until the Udon Thani 1978 Organising Committee was postponed this competition from October 1978 to January 1979.

In 2011 Games was postponed by the 2011 Thailand floods because the publics was afflicted to shortage the consumer goods and needed time to restore the conditions after the flood and the athletes wasn't rehearse to this event, until the Khon Kaen 2011 Organising Committee was postponed this competition from November 2011 to March 2012.

In 2015 the Games opening ceremony was postponed from 11 December 2015 to 12 December 2015 due to the Bike for dad ปั่นเพื่อพ่อ event, while the 2016 games was cancelled due to King Bhumibol's passing.

Royal Flame[edit]

Royal Flame is the flame from His Majesty the King to ligt the cauldron during competition. The flame was introduced at the 1967 Thailand Regional Games in Bangkok, the Organizing committee must contact the Office of His Majesty's Principal Private Secretary to receive the flame. After His Majesty the King knew the contact, the governor of the host will receive the flame from the His Majesty the King at the palace.

The flame was lit at Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram in Bangkok once a year, this flame use for the royal ceremony, cremation ceremony or the sport event ceremony include the Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games, Summer Universiade etc.

Participation[edit]

Regions[edit]

In history, the Thailand Regional Games and Thailand National Games were competition by the region, the 1967 Thailand Regional Games, ' competitors were from five regions in sixty-nine provinces by the Region 1 from Northern provinces, Region 2 from Northeastern provinces, Region 3 from Central provinces, Region 4 from Bangkok and Eastern provinces, and Region 5 from Southern provinces, .

Regions in 1967
Regions Provinces List
1 17 Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Kamphaeng Phet, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nakhon Sawan, Nan, Phetchabun, Phayao, Phrae, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Tak, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani,
2 15 Buriram, Chaiyaphum, Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Loei, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Phanom, Nakhon Ratchasima, Nong Khai, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon, Sisaket, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani,
3 16 Ang Thong, Chai Nat, Kanchanaburi, Lopburi, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Suphanburi, Saraburi, Singburi,
4 9 Bangkok, Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Trat,
5 14 Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Pattani, Phang Nga, Phatthalung, Phuket, Ranong, Satun, Songkhla, Surat Thani, Trang, Yala,
Regions in 1968
Regions Provinces List
1 9 Ang Thong, Bangkok, Chai Nat, Lopburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Singburi,
2 8 Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Trat,
3 6 Buriram, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sisaket, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani,
4 9 Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Loei, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Khai, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani,
5 8 Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao, Phrae,
6 9 Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Tak, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani,
7 8 Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Suphanburi,
8 7 Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Surat Thani,
9 7 Narathiwat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Satun, Songkhla, Trang, Yala,
Regions in 1972
Regions Provinces List
1 8 Ang Thong, Chai Nat, Lopburi, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Singburi,
2 8 Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Nakhon Nayok, Prachinburi, Rayong, Samut Prakan, Trat,
3 7 Buriram, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Ratchasima, Sisaket, Surin, Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon,
4 9 Kalasin, Khon Kaen, Loei, Maha Sarakham, Nakhon Phanom, Nong Khai, Roi Et, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani,
5 8 Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao, Phrae,
6 9 Kamphaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan, Phetchabun, Phichit, Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Tak, Uttaradit, Uthai Thani,
7 8 Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Pathom, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Ratchaburi, Samut Sakhon, Samut Songkhram, Suphanburi,
8 7 Chumphon, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phang Nga, Phuket, Ranong, Surat Thani,
9 7 Narathiwat, Pattani, Phatthalung, Satun, Songkhla, Trang, Yala,
10 1 Bangkok,

Provinces[edit]

Sports[edit]

Editions[edit]

Year Games Host City Dates Teams Athletes Sports Top Placed Team
1967 I Bangkok 1–5 November 5 716 16 Region 4 (Bangkok and Eastern)
1968 II Chiang Mai 3–9 December 9 1,700 14 Region 1 (South Central)
1969 III Songkhla 24–30 November 9 1,800 11 Region 1 (South Central)
1970 IV Nakhon Ratchasima 1–7 November 9 1,800 12 Region 1 (South Central)
1971 V Nakhon Sawan 2–8 December 9 1,901 13 Region 1 (South Central)
1972 VI Ratchaburi 2–8 December 10 2,167 13 Region 7 (Western)
1973 VII Nakhon Si Thammarat 23–29 August 10 2,485 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1974 VIII Chonburi 3–9 December 10 2,485 15 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1975 IX Lopburi 28 November-4 December 10 2,504 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1976 X Udon Thani 4–10 December 10 2,480 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1977 XI Lopburi 11–17 December 10 2,567 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1978 XII Ubon Ratchathani 24–30 January 1979 10 2,508 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1979 XIII Lampang 23–29 December 10 2,528 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1981 XIV Pattani 22–28 March 10 2,470 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1981 XV Udon Thani 22–28 November 10 2,508 14 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1982 XVI Phuket 19–25 December 10 2,779 15 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1984 XVII Phitsanulok 22–28 January 10 2,709 15 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1985 XVIII Chiang Rai 20–26 January 10 2,652 15 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1986 XIX Chanthaburi 14–20 February 10 2,804 16 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1987 XX Roi Et 23–29 January 10 2,898 16 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1987 XXI Lopburi 18–24 December 10 3,088 18 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1989 XXII Songkhla 22–28 March 10 2,943 17 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1990 XXIII Chiang Mai 4–10 March 10 3,179 19 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1991 XXIV Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya 17–23 March 10 3,185 17 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1992 XXV Khon Kaen 12–18 July 10 3,365 20 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1993 XXVI Surat Thani 24–31 July 10 3,611 20 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1994 XXVII Suphanburi 19–26 November 10 3,744 21 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1995 XXVIII Surat Thani 16–23 June 10 3,944 21 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1995 XXIX Trang 19–26 December 10 3,902 21 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1997 XXX Sisaket 8–15 December 10 4,172 24 Region 10 (Bangkok)
1998 XXXI Rayong 6–15 July 10 4,180 26 Region 10 (Bangkok)
2000 XXXII Bangkok 9–20 December 76 5,664 45
2002 XXXIII Chiang Mai 13–24 December 76 8,940 34
2004 XXXIV Ratchaburi 18–28 December 76 8,212 34
2006 XXXV Suphanburi 9–19 September 76 9,327 33 Bangkok
2007 XXXVI Nakhon Si Thammarat 15–25 September 76 9,991 31
2008 XXXVII Phitsanulok 14–24 December 76 10,882 33
2009 XXXVIII Trang 9–19 September 76 12,005 35
2010 XXXIX Chonburi 9–19 December 76 13,614 39
2012 XL Khon Kaen 3–13 March 77 12,561 39
2012 XLI Chiang Mai 9–19 December 77 13,748 40 Bangkok
2014 XLII Suphanburi 5–15 January 77 13,748 42 Bangkok
2014 XLIII Nakhon Ratchasima 9–19 December 77 15,061 44 Suphanburi
2015 XLIV Nakhon Sawan 12–21 December 77 14,912 43 Suphanburi
2017 XLV Songkhla 20–30 June 77 12,593 45 Bangkok

Gold medal tally[edit]

Team Champions 1st, gold medalist(s) Years
Region 10 (Bangkok) 29 times
Region 1 (South Central) 4 times
Region 4 (Bangkok and Eastern) 1 times
Bangkok 9 times 2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Suphanburi 4 times 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015

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