Muaythai was included in Asian games as a demonstration sport in 1998, has been fully recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in 1999 and SportAccord in 2006. Muaythai is included in Asian Beach Games and the Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games, both of which are under the umbrella of the OCA.
More fantastic news has come through for the sport of muaythai: the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has included Muaythai in the Asian Beach Games, set to occur in Phuket, Thailand, in 2014.
The 3rd Indoor Asian games opened in Hanoi this Friday in spectacular fashion.
43 Asian countries participated at the opening ceremony.
Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet announced the official opening of the games. Delivering a speech at the opening ceremony, President of the Olympic Council of Asia Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah said that he expected athletes could perform to their best at the AIG and demonstrate sports friendship.
Hoang Tuan Anh, minister of culture, sports and tourism of Vietnam said at the opening ceremony that he hoped the event could contribute to the solidarity, cooperation and development of Asia.
The biennial event, running until Nov. 8, is themed in “For a Rising Asia” this year. More than 2,500 athletes will compete for 242 gold medals in 21 sports. China sent a team of 128 athletes to take part in 13 sports at the games.
The 3rd Asian Indoor Games is expected to have 23 sports: indoor athletics, Pencak Silat, 25m -swimming, 50m- fin swimming, Dance Sport, sepak takraw, chess and Chiness, billiards & snooker, Sport Aerobics, futsal, Bowling, Muay, vovinam, indoor petanque, indoor archery,kurash, kabadi, 3 on 3 basketball, woment defence (women boxing and wushu) and 1 demonstration sport: Jujitsu.
The Muaythai competition will take place from 3 November to 7 November at the Rach Mieu Gymnasium.
Let the games begin!!
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