Asian Beach Games
The Asian Beach Games have proved to be a runaway success since the first edition in Bali, Indonesia, in 2008, and are held every two years to cope with the demand for hosting rights.
The relatively low costs of staging the beach sports festival, with temporary rather than permanent venues, and high potential for tourism and resort promotion and development have attracted massive interest from around the continent.
So much so that the OCA calendar is already booked through to 2016, with Haiyang, China (2012), Phuket, Thailand (2014) and Nha Trang, Vietnam (2016) following the host of the second Asian Beach Games, Muscat, Oman, in 2010.
Popular sports include beach soccer,beach volleyball and waterski / wakeboard.
The Asian Beach Games has proved to be an outstanding success for the Olympic Council of Asia, with host cities already selected for the next two editions and several more keen to join the fun.
With relatively low expenditure due to the temporary venues and natural resources of sand and sea already in place, coupled with high potential for tourism and promotion, the Asian Beach Games has quickly become a red-hot winner with organisers, athletes, officials and spectators alike.
Popular sports such as beach volleyball and beach football, as well as the colourful dragon boat racing, offer a truly modern presentation of sport, accompanied by summer-beat music, spectator-friendly announcements and a general party atmosphere.
· Bali 2008
· Muscat 2010
· Haiyang 2012
· Phuket 2014
· Nha Trang 2016