Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (abbreviated as AIMAG) is a pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. It is organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and consists of Indoor and martial arts events with TV broadcasting potential, some of which were not contested at the Asian Games and Asian Winter Games Programs and are not Olympic sports.

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
First event2005 Asian Indoor Games in Bangkok, Thailand
Occur everyfour years
Last event2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

The event is a merger of two formerly separate OCA-sanctioned events – Asian Indoor Games (abbreviated as AIG) and Asian Martial Arts Games (abbreviated as AMAG), first held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005 and 2009 respectively. Both events merged to form the present-day event in 2013, with the subsequent editions inheriting the edition numeral of the former. These Games are described as the second largest Asian multi-sport event after the Asian Games.

In its history, five nations have hosted the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and sixty-three nations from Asia and Oceania and two teams have participated in the event. The last Games were held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 17–27 September 2017, while the next edition are scheduled to be held in Thailand between 24 February and 6 March 2024.

History edit

The Asian Indoor Games consisted of indoor sports with TV broadcasting potential, several of which are not included in the Asian Games and Winter Asian Games Programs and are not Olympic sports. The sports program included electronic sports, extreme sports, aerobics, acrobatics, indoor athletics, dance sports, futsal, inline hockey, finswimming, and 25 metres short course swimming. The 2007 Asian Indoor Games in Macau also saw the first major test of FIBA 3x3, a formalized version of three-on-three basketball that saw its official worldwide debut at the 2010 Youth Olympics.[1] FIBA 3x3 was also contested in the 2009 Games.

Doha was given the rights to hold the fourth edition scheduled for 2011, but a year later, in June 2008, the Qatar Olympic Committee officially withdrew as host citing "unforeseen circumstances".[2] In response, the OCA said that the 2009 Asian Indoor Games would be the last edition of the games. The Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games would then combine, becoming the quadrennial Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The inaugural event was held in Incheon, South Korea in 2013.

Participating nations edit

All 45 countries whose National Olympic Committees are recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and 18 countries whose National Olympic Committees are recognized by the Oceania National Olympic Committees.

Asia edit

Oceania edit

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List of Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games edit

Host cities of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Opened by Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
Asian Indoor Games
I 2005 Bangkok   Thailand Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn 12 November 19 November 45 2,343 9 120   China (CHN) [3]
II 2007 Macau   Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho 26 October 3 November 44 2,476 17 171   China (CHN) [4]
III 2009 Hanoi   Vietnam President Nguyễn Minh Triết 30 October 8 November 43 2,396 15 242   China (CHN) [5]
Asian Martial Arts Games
I 2009 Bangkok   Thailand Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn 1 August 9 August 40 810 9 109   Thailand (THA) [6]
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
IV 2013 Incheon   South Korea Prime Minister Chung Hong-won 29 June 6 July 43 1,652 12 100   China (CHN) [7]
V 2017 Ashgabat   Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow 17 September 27 September 63 4,012 21 341   Turkmenistan (TKM) [8]
VI 2024 BangkokChonburi   Thailand King Vajiralongkorn (expected) 21 November 2024 30 November 2024 63 29 [9]
VII 2025 Riyadh   Saudi Arabia 2026 2026 [10]

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All-time medal table edit

1  China (CHN)20411996419
2  Thailand (THA)108106145359
3  Kazakhstan (KAZ)10392110305
4  Turkmenistan (TKM)927589256
5  South Korea (KOR)777976232
6  Vietnam (VIE)726286220
7  Iran (IRI)635385201
8  Hong Kong (HKG)464460150
9  Uzbekistan (UZB)4460110214
10  India (IND)344085159
11  Japan (JPN)332947109
12  Chinese Taipei (TPE)282959116
13  Indonesia (INA)16164274
14  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)14234279
15  Qatar (QAT)12121135
16  Saudi Arabia (KSA)109423
17  United Arab Emirates (UAE)1051429
18  Philippines (PHI)8263569
19  Macau (MAC)8141638
20  Mongolia (MGL)7172953
21  Iraq (IRQ)7112240
22  Malaysia (MAS)6131938
23  Jordan (JOR)5113248
24  Pakistan (PAK)572133
25  Laos (LAO)4182951
26  Tajikistan (TJK)4173556
27  Singapore (SGP)4171940
28  Bahrain (BRN)44513
29  Afghanistan (AFG)352331
30  Syria (SYR)331218
31  Independent Olympic Athletes (AOI)24511
32  Kuwait (KUW)191424
33  Sri Lanka (SRI)15511
34  Cambodia (CAM)14712
35  Lebanon (LBN)111113
36  Fiji (FIJ)1102
37  Myanmar (MYA)0347
38  Marshall Islands (MHL)0101
39  Australia (AUS)0022
  Bangladesh (BAN)0022
  North Korea (PRK)0022
42  Bhutan (BHU)0011
  Nepal (NEP)0011
  Oman (OMA)0011
  Palestine (PLE)0011
  Samoa (SAM)0011
Totals (46 entries)1041104415153600

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References edit

  1. ^ "PR N°13 - Youth Olympic Games: It's Singapore… and it's FIBA 33!" (Press release). International Basketball Federation. 2008-02-21. Archived from the original on October 30, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-13.
  2. ^ Olympic Council of Asia newsreleaseArchived.
  3. ^ "1st AIG Bangkok 2005". OCA. Retrieved 12 November 2005.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "2nd AIG Macau 2007". OCA. Archived from the original on 13 June 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2007.
  5. ^ "3rd AIG Hanoi 2009". OCA. Retrieved 30 October 2009.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "1st AMAG Bangkok 2009". OCA. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
  7. ^ "4th AIMAG Incheon 2013". OCA. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  8. ^ "5th AIMAG Ashgabat 2017". OCA. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Political situation in Thailand forces another postponement for 2021 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games". Inside the Games. Retrieved 8 July 2023.
  10. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "40th GENERAL ASSEMBLY - UAE - 21st November 2021". YouTube.

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