The Southeast Asian Games and the East Asian Games are scheduled for early December 2009.
Vientiane, Laos will host the 25th edition of the Southeast Asian Games 9-18 December 2009. The biennial multi-sport event involves participants from 11 countries in Southeast Asia. This is the first time Laos is hosting the games. Competing countries include: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
The fifth East Asian Games are 5-13 December in Hong Kong. The games are held every four years. Competing countries are: China, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei and Guam.