Asian Beach Games

The Asian Beach Games, also known as ABG, is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are described as the second largest Asian multi-sport event, after the Asian Games. Its popularity is increasing due to the low cost of temporary venues, with beaches and oceans already available, while spectators and tourists are also already available in sand and sea tourist areas.[1]

Asian Beach Games
Asian Games logo.svg
Official logo of the Games
AbbreviationABG
First event2008 Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia
Occur everyfour years
Last event2016 Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam
PurposeBeach sports event for nations on the Asian continent

In its history, six countries have hosted the Asian Beach Games. Forty-five nations have participated in the Games.

The most recent Games were held in Danang, Vietnam from 24 September to 3 October 2016, while the next games will be held in 2020 in Sanya, China; the 2020 Games will be the first to break away from the 2-year cycle.[2]

Participating nationsEdit

All 45 countries whose National Olympic Committee is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia

List of Asian Beach GamesEdit

Host cities of the Asian Beach Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2008 Bali   Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 18 October 26 October 41 1,665 17 59   Indonesia (INA) [3]
II 2010 Muscat   Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said 8 December 16 December 43 1,131 14 52   Thailand (THA) [4]
III 2012 Haiyang   China State councillor Ma Kai 16 June 22 June 43 1,336 13 49   China (CHN) [5]
IV 2014 Phuket   Thailand Privy Councilor Surayud Chulanont 14 November 23 November 42 2,335 26 168   Thailand (THA) [6]
V 2016 Da Nang   Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc 24 September 3 October 41 2,197 14 172   Vietnam (VIE) [7]
VI 2023 Sanya   China 2 April 12 April 22 [8]

SportsEdit

Sport Years
3-on-3 basketball 2008, since 2012
Air sports 2008, 2012–2014
Beach athletics Since 2014
Beach flag football 2014 only
Beach handball All
Beach kabaddi All
Beach kurash Since 2014
Beach sambo Since 2014
Beach sepak takraw All
Beach soccer All
Beach volleyball All
Beach water polo 2008–2010, since 2014
Beach woodball All
Beach wrestling 2008, since 2014
Bodybuilding 2008–2010, 2014–2016
Coastal rowing 2016 only
Dragon boat 2008, 2010
Duathlon 2014 only
Extreme sports 2014 only
Footvolley 2014 only
Jet ski 2008–2010, 2014
Sport Years
Ju-jitsu Since 2014
Marathon swimming 2008–2010, since 2014
Modern triathle 2014 only
Muaythai Since 2014
Paragliding Accuracy 2008, 2014
Paragliding Cross Country 2008
Paramotoring 2012, 2014
Pencak silat 2008, 2016
Pétanque Since 2014
Roller speed skating 2012 only
Shuttlecock 2016 only
Sailing 2008–2014
Sport climbing 2012–2014
Squash 2014 only
Surfing 2008 only
Tent pegging 2010 only
Triathlon 2008–2010, 2014
Vocotruyen 2016 only
Vovinam 2016 only
Waterskiing 2010–2014

Medal countEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Thailand (THA)1309791318
2  Vietnam (VIE)626870200
3  China (CHN)605564179
4  Indonesia (INA)422853123
5  South Korea (KOR)223545102
6  Iran (IRI)20211556
7  Japan (JPN)14142250
8  Mongolia (MGL)1441331
9  Kazakhstan (KAZ)13181748
10  India (IND)1252946
11  United Arab Emirates (UAE)119929
12  Chinese Taipei (TPE)10212960
13  Qatar (QAT)83920
14  Oman (OMA)75618
15  Bahrain (BRN)73111
16  Malaysia (MAS)6171942
17  Pakistan (PAK)6141636
18  Hong Kong (HKG)6101632
19  Cambodia (CAM)661022
20  Uzbekistan (UZB)61916
21  Myanmar (MYA)511521
22  Philippines (PHI)5103247
23  Laos (LAO)553343
24  Singapore (SGP)531220
25  Kuwait (KUW)49821
26  Jordan (JOR)47718
27  Iraq (IRQ)461222
28  Syria (SYR)43815
29  Turkmenistan (TKM)381627
30  Lebanon (LBN)241117
31  Afghanistan (AFG)22610
32  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)13711
33  Brunei (BRU)1269
34  Yemen (YEM)1124
35  Tajikistan (TJK)1045
36  Macau (MAC)0167
37  Sri Lanka (SRI)0066
38  Bangladesh (BAN)0033
39  Maldives (MDV)0011
  Nepal (NEP)0011
  Palestine (PLE)0011
  Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
Totals (42 nations)5095097311749

DopingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ASIAN BEACH GAMES". Archived from the original on 2017-05-13. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Butler, Nick. "Exclusive: Two landlocked countries among those in contention for next Asian Beach Games". Inside the Games. Retrieved 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "1st ABG Bali 2008". OCA. Retrieved 18 October 2008.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "2nd ABG Muscat 2010". OCA. Retrieved 8 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "3rd ABG Haiyang 2012". OCA. Retrieved 16 June 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "4th ABG Phuket 2014". OCA. Archived from the original on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
  7. ^ "5th ABG Danang 2016". OCA. Archived from the original on 2011-12-08. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Sanya City in China awarded 2020 Asian Beach Games". Inside The Games. Retrieved 11 June 2018.