Thailand-hosted Asian indoor and martial arts games to add popular sports such as volleyball and badminton to attract Thai and foreign audiences in 2023

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The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) plans to add more popular sports in 2023 to the current trend to attract public attention and attract more tourists, both Thai and foreigners.

Chaiyaphak Siriwat, vice president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), told the Associated Press after the OCA meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Oct. 4, that trending sports such as volleyball and badminton will be featured in the United States next year. Thailand hosted AIMAG to attract both Thai audience and international tourists who would buy tickets to watch the sports competition.

The 6th AIMAG was scheduled to take place from March 10-19, 2022 in Bangkok and Chonburi Province, but has been postponed to November 26-2023 due to the Covid-17 pandemic.

The sports competitions include indoor athletics, choice sports, bowling, dance, chess, futsal, roller sports, rock climbing, short course swimming, boxing, jiu-jitsu, BMX, takraw, kurash, floorball, netball, taekwondo, indoor hockey, karate, etc. sports, badminton, pencak silat, cheerleading, sambo, indoor rowing, volleyball, 3×3 basketballwrestling, kickboxing, fencing, kabaddi, roller skiing, weightlifting, Baseball5, but also teqball and air sports (indoor drones) as demonstration sports.


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