A major multi-sport event, the 2019 South Asian Games were held in three different cities of Nepal: Kathmandu, Pokhara and Janakpur between December 1-10. India placed first for the 13th year in a row, bagging 174 gold medals and a total of 312 medals altogether, breaking their previous record of 309 total medals that they had set in the 2016 SAG. Nepal also broke its previous total medal and gold tally with 206 and 51 medals, respectively.