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Which sports in the SEA Games originated in Thailand?

There are several sports that are part of the SEA Games and originated in Thailand. Some of the sports that have their roots in Thai culture are:

  1. Muay Thai: Also known as Thai boxing, Muay Thai is a traditional combat sport that originated in Thailand. It has been included in the SEA Games since 1985.

  2. Takraw: Takraw is a traditional Southeast Asian sport that is played in Thailand. It involves hitting a small woven ball over a net using various parts of the body, including the feet, knees, chest, and head. Takraw has been part of the SEA Games since 1965.

  3. Traditional boat racing: Traditional boat racing is a popular sport in Thailand, especially in the southern regions. It involves teams competing against each other in races using longboats. This sport has been included in the SEA Games since 1995.

  4. Sepak Takraw: Sepak Takraw is a variation of Takraw that is played with a rattan ball instead of a woven ball. It is a popular sport in Thailand, and Thai teams have been successful in international competitions. Sepak Takraw has been part of the SEA Games since 1965.

  5. Muay Talay: Muay Talay is a traditional Thai sport that involves kickboxing on a floating platform in the sea. This unique sport has been included in the SEA Games since 2019.

These are some of the sports that originated in Thailand and have been included in the SEA Games. However, Thailand also participates in many other sports in the SEA Games, such as football (soccer), volleyball, and athletics.






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