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The 2nd Asian Beach Games were held in Muscat, Oman from 8 December 2010 to 16 December 2010. The opening ceremony was held in the Al-Musannah Sports City, Muscat.

II Asian Beach Games
Muscat 2010 Asian Beach Games logo.svg
Host cityMuscat, Oman
MottoTogether We Shine
Nations participating43
Athletes participating1,131
Events52 in 14 sports
Opening ceremonyDecember 8
Closing ceremonyDecember 16
Officially opened byQaboos bin Said al Said
Sultan of Oman
Main venueAl-Musannah Sports City
WebsiteOfficial website
2008 2012  >

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EmblemEdit

The relation between the Omani people and the sea is legendary. Throughout history, they were pioneers in crossing the seas and oceans, and played a significant role in the maritime and shipbuilding history. The 18th century witnessed the arrival of the vessel "Sohar" to the City of Canton (China), establishing once more the Omani maritime supremacy.

The logo design is derived from such splendid historical inputs, by embodying the simplest forms of the elements. The logo reflects the relation between the people of Oman and the rest of the worlds, especially with the people of Asia, by hosting the shining sun of Asia in Muscat, projecting a better future for the Asian sports, aided by the ship that will carry it to its international and continental sports destinations.

The strong and high waves under the sail provide the logo with solidity, vitality and sustainability and challenges, as represented by the flood of competitors in the various games, hosted in the high seas, and at the same time, touching the attractive Omani beaches, giving the local dimension of the nature of the beach games' tournament.

The expressions under the beach are colored by the bright colors of the Omani flag, expressing the devotion of the Omani people to their deep-rooted customs and traditions, expressed in the complete harmony of the elements.

DevelopmentEdit

 
Al-Jebel (tahr), Al-Reeh (houbara) and Al-Med (green turtle), the official mascot

Omran (Omani Government owned tourism company) developed the dedicated 100 Hectare Site at Wudam Al Sahil near Muscat to host the 2010 Asian Beach Games. The development comprised a mixture of temporary and permanent facilities such as a hotel for media and guests, an athletes village, administration building, press and media centre, restaurants and recreational facilities, site wide infrastructure including a marina and adequate parking facilities. Associated with the above-mentioned development, dedicated playing pitches with temporary stands to accommodate around 300 spectators for preliminary events and up to 1,500 spectators for the final event were built. Further to this, the opening and closing ceremonies were held in the amphitheatre for up to 5,000 spectators.

Key Features:

  • 4-star hotel
  • Accommodation for Media and Administrative Staff.
  • Press Centre, restaurant and recreation facilities within the Athlete village.
  • Media Centre with special conference facilities, studios, internet facilities, restaurants, etc.
  • Playing grounds for various sports activities with stands to accommodate 4000 – 5000 spectators.
  • A marina used for docking 400 sailboats and for various training purposes.
  • A central drop-off and vehicle parking area including shuttle buses for the event.
  • Future aquatic based resort development.

SportsEdit

Participating nationsEdit

43 out of 45 Asian countries participated in these games. The only exception being North Korea and Macau. According to the Games' official website, Kuwaiti athletes participated the Games under the Olympic flag because the Kuwait Olympic Committee was suspended due to political interference in January 2010[1]

CalendarEdit

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions   Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
December 2010 8th
Wed
9th
Thu
10th
Fri
11th
Sat
12th
Sun
13th
Mon
14th
Tue
15th
Wed
16th
Thu
Gold
medals
  Beach handball 2 2
  Beach kabaddi 2 2
  Beach sepak takraw 2 1 1 4
  Beach soccer 1 1
  Beach volleyball 2 2
  Beach water polo 1 1
  Beach woodball 4 4
  Bodybuilding 3 3 6
  Jet ski 2 1 1 4
  Marathon swimming 2 2 4
  Sailing 6 6
  Tent pegging 2 2 2 2 8
  Triathlon 2 2
  Water skiing 6 6
Total gold medals 4 5 7 3 12 2 8 11 52
Ceremonies OC CC
December 2010 8th
Wed
9th
Thu
10th
Fri
11th
Sat
12th
Sun
13th
Mon
14th
Tue
15th
Wed
16th
Thu
Gold
medals

Medal tableEdit

Thailand led the medal table with 14 gold medals and total of 36 medals. 27 NOCs won at least a single medal with 14 NOCs winning at least a single gold medal, thus leaving 16 NOCs failing to win any medal at the Games.

  *   Host nation (Oman)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Thailand (THA)15101237
2  China (CHN)126523
3  Oman (OMA)*51612
4  Iraq (IRQ)3317
5  Indonesia (INA)32611
6  India (IND)3014
7  Athletes from Kuwait (IOC)2316
8  South Korea (KOR)2305
  United Arab Emirates (UAE)2305
10  Japan (JPN)2136
11  Kazakhstan (KAZ)1203
12  Malaysia (MAS)1102
  Syria (SYR)1102
14  Vietnam (VIE)0538
15  Pakistan (PAK)0426
16  Jordan (JOR)0213
17  Myanmar (MYA)0202
18  Chinese Taipei (TPE)0145
19  Hong Kong (HKG)0134
20  Yemen (YEM)0123
21  Iran (IRI)0022
  Tajikistan (TJK)0022
23  Bangladesh (BAN)0011
  Brunei (BRU)0011
  Lebanon (LBN)0011
  Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
Totals (26 nations)525258162

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-11. Retrieved 2010-12-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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