The 26th Southeast Asian Games will be held in Palembang, Indonesia in 2011. This will be the fourth time for Indonesia to host the SEA Games. Previously, Indonesia hosted the games in 1997.
The capital city of Jakarta has been the host of Southeast Asian Games for three times, namely in 1979, 1987, and 1997. Palembang will be the third SEA Games host city that is not the national capital, after Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
The Indonesia SEA Games Organizing Committee, or Inasoc, is the organizing body for the games. It was also the organizing committee for the 2011 ASEAN ParaGames. The President of Inasoc is Rita Subowo, who is also the President of Indonesia Olympic Committee.
 Host cities
Palembang, the capital city of South Sumatra will be the main host of the games by holding a total of 296 events, while the nation's capital Jakarta will be the supporting co-host by staging 266 events. As the main host, Palembang will only hold 21 of 44 sports, the rest will be held by a co-host city.
Initially, the government had named four provinces as candidates to host the SEA Games 2011, namely Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, and South Sumatra. However this idea has been discarded and host only granted for two provinces. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has suggested two provinces would be enough for Indonesia to host the 26th SEA Games, to reduce operational costs and make the games easier to organize.
The 2011 ASEAN ParaGames will be hosted by Surakarta, Central Java.