Many representatives from NOCs, the OCA and the IOC came to enjoy the electrifying atmosphere, the ancient traditions of muaythai during the 5th Asian Beach Games. Over 40 NOCs sent their representatives to the Semi and the Finals of the Muaythai event; Mr Husain Al-Mussalam, the Director General & Technical Director of the OCA, the Manager of Olympic Solidarity in Asia, Mr Olivier Niamkey, the Presidents of both the NOCs of Thailand and Vietnam and so many other countries sat next to each other. Read More
History is made again for the sport of Muaythai with its inclusion as an official Beach Games sport for the 2016 Beach Games in Vietnam, this following its very successful participation in the 2014 Beach Games in Phuket. IFMA President Dr Sakchye Tapsuwan considers this an important event for Asian federations under the Olympic Committee of Asia and that Muaythai has been one of the most successful sports at the last Asian Beach Games in Phuket. Read More
26 Asian countries sent official teams to the 4th Asian Indoor Martial Art Games and the overall performance of the athletes have shown that the sport of muaythai is truly safe in Asia.