Thailand National Games

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The Thailand National Games (Thai: กีฬาแห่งชาติ), 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, from the 1967 games until the 1984 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-six province have hosted the National 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.

Participating provinces[edit]

Zone I (East and Bangkok)[edit]

Province Provincial association Code Region Debut
Bangkok Bangkok Sport Association กท BKK Region X 1972
Chachoengsao Chachoengsao Sport Association ฉช CCO Region II 1967
Chanthaburi Chanthaburi Sport Association จบ CTI Region II 1967
Chonburi Chonburi Sport Association ชบ CBI Region II 1967
Nakhon Nayok Nakhon Nayok Sport Association นย NYK Region II 1967
Nonthaburi Nonthaburi Sport Association นบ NBI Region I 1967
Pathum Thani Pathum Thani Sport Association ปท PTI Region I 1967
Prachinburi Prachinburi Sport Association ปจ PRI Region II 1967
Rayong Rayong Sport Association รย RYG Region II 1967
Sa Kaeo Sa Kaeo Sport Association สก SKO Region II 1995
Samut Prakan Samut Prakan Sport Association สป SPK Region I 1967
Samut Sakhon Samut Sakhon Sport Association สค SKN Region VII 1967
Trat Trat Sport Association ตร TRT Region II 1967

Zone II (Central and West)[edit]

Province Provincial association Code Region Debut
Ang Thong Ang Thong Sport Association อท ATG Region I 1967
Chainat Chai Nat Sport Association ชน CNT Region I 1967
Kanchanaburi Kanchanaburi Sport Association กจ KRI Region VII 1967
Lopburi Lopburi Sport Association ลบ LBI Region I 1967
Nakhon Pathom Nakhon Pathom Sport Association นฐ NPT Region VII 1967
Phetchaburi Phetchaburi Sport Association พบ PBI Region VII 1967
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Sport Association อย AYA Region I 1967
Prachuap Khiri Khan Prachuap Khiri Khan Sport Association ปข PKN Region VII 1967
Ratchaburi Ratchaburi Sport Association รบ RBR Region VII 1967
Samut Songkhram Samut Songkhram Sport Association สส SKM Region VII 1967
Saraburi Saraburi Sport Association สบ SRI Region I 1967
Sing Buri Sing Buri Sport Association สห SBR Region I 1967
Suphanburi Suphanburi Sport Association สพ SPB Region VII 1967
Uthaithani Uthaithani Sport Association อน UTI Region VI 1967

Zone III (Northeast)[edit]

Province Provincial association Code Region Debut
Amnat Charoen Amnat Charoen Sport Association อจ ACR Region IV 1995
Bueng Kan Bueng Kan Sport Association บก BKN Region IV 2012
Buriram Buriram Sport Association บร BRM Region III 1967
Chaiyaphum Chaiyaphum Sport Association ชย CPM Region III 1967
Kalasin Kalasin Sport Association กส KSN Region IV 1967
Khon Kaen Khon Kaen Sport Association กพ KKN Region IV 1967
Loei Loei Sport Association ลย LEI Region IV 1967
Maha Sarakham Maha Sarakham Sport Association มค MKM Region IV 1967
Mukdahan Mukdahan Sport Association มห MDH Region IV 1994
Nakhon Phanom Nakhon Phanom Sport Association นพ NPM Region IV 1967
Nakhon Ratchasima Nakhon Ratchasima Sport Association นม NMA Region III 1967
Nong Bua Lamphu Nong Bua Lamphu Sport Association นภ NBP Region IV 1995
Nong Khai Nong Khai Sport Association นค NKI Region IV 1967
Roi Et Roi Et Sport Association รอ RET Region IV 1967
Sakon Nakhon Sakon Nakhon Sport Association สน SNK Region IV 1967
Sisaket Sisaket Sport Association ศก SSK Region III 1967
Surin Surin Sport Association สร SRN Region III 1967
Ubon Ratchathani Ubon Ratchathani Sport Association อบ UBN Region III 1967
Udon Thani Udon Thani Sport Association อด UDN Region IV 1967
Yasothon Yasothon Sport Association ยส YST Region III 1974

Zone IV (South)[edit]

Province Provincial association Code Region Debut
Chumphon Chumphon Sport Association ชพ CPN Region VIII 1967
Krabi Krabi Sport Association กบ KBI Region VIII 1967
Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat Sport Association นศ NRT Region VIII 1967
Narathiwat Narathiwat Sport Association นธ NWT Region IX 1967
Pattani Pattani Sport Association ปน PTN Region IX 1967
Phang Nga Phang Nga Sport Association พง PNA Region VIII 1967
Phattalung Phattalung Sport Association พท PLG Region IX 1967
Phuket Phuket Sport Association ภก PKT Region VIII 1967
Ranong Ranong Sport Association รน RNG Region VIII 1967
Satun Satun Sport Association สต STN Region IX 1967
Songkhla Songkhla Sport Association สข SKA Region VIII 1967
Surat Thani Surat Thani Sport Association สฎ SNI Region VIII 1967
Trang Trang Sport Association ตง TRG Region IX 1967
Yala Yala Sport Association ยล YLA Region IX 1967

Zone V (North)[edit]

Province Provincial association Code Region Debut
Chiang Rai Chiang Rai Sport Association ชร CRI Region V 1967
Chiang Mai Chiang Mai Sport Association ชม CMI Region V 1967
Kamphaeng Phet Kamphaeng Phet Sport Association กพ KPT Region VI 1967
Lampang Lampang Sport Association ลป LPG Region V 1967
Lamphun Lamphun Sport Association ลพ LPN Region V 1967
Mae Hong Son Mae Hong Son Sport Association มส MSN Region V 1967
Nakhon Sawan Nakhon Sawan Sport Association นว NSN Region VI 1967
Nan Nan Sport Association นน NAN Region V 1967
Phayao Phayao Sport Association พย PYO Region V 1979
Phichit Phichit Sport Association พจ PCT Region VI 1967
Phitsanulok Phitsanulok Sport Association พล PLK Region VI 1967
Phetchabun Phetchabun Sport Association พช PBN Region VI 1967
Phrae Phrae Sport Association พร PRE Region V 1967
Sukhothai Sukhothai Sport Association สท STI Region VI 1967
Tak Tak Sport Association ตก TAK Region VI 1967
Uttaradit Uttaradit Sport Association อต UTT Region VI 1967

Former team[edit]

Former Province
Province Region Debut Last
Seal Phra Nakhon.png Phra Nakhon Region VI 1867 1971
Seal Thonburi Province.png Thonburi Region VI 1967 1971
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,

Zonal qualification[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

References[edit]

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