Comparative sports achievement of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the regional sports competition



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Sport has international importance because it is a form of cultural activity which attracts the attention of and is understood by a mass public. Some physical educators have viewed sport as a medium for international understanding and goodwill. Others have described sport as a political and nationalistic phenomenon. The countries that comprise the ASEAN organization (Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore) are involved in the Olympic movement by participating in the regional sport competitions in the Asian and South East Asian games. These competitions are an important part of the culture and the sport organization program of each country. Keen competition is the outcome of many factors inherent in the sociocultural environments. What factors seem to be responsible for this performance and their sport achievement? The purpose of this study was to determine if political, scientific and technological, and economic factors affected achievement in sport competition in the ASEAN. Especially, do differences exist in these cultural factors which can be linked to the achievement of the ASEAN members participating in the last five Asian and SEA games? [...]



Sports--Southeast Asia, Sports and state--Southeast Asia