The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) is planning to add more popular sports in the current trend in 2023 to draw 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 October 4th that trending sports like volleyball and badminton would be featured in Thailand-hosted AIMAG next year to attract Thai audiences as well as international tourists who would purchase tickets to watch the sport competition.
The 6th AIMAG was due to take place from March 10-19, 2022, in Bangkok and Chonburi province but has been postponed to November 17-26, 2023, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The sport competitions include indoor athletics, cue sports, bowling, dance, chess, futsal, roller sports, rock climbing, short course swimming, boxing, jujitsu, BMX, takraw, kurash, floorball, netball, taekwondo, indoor hockey, karate, e-sports, badminton, pencak silat, cheerleading, sambo, indoor rowing, volleyball, 3×3 basketball, wrestling, kickboxing, fencing, kabaddi, roller skiing, weightlifting, Baseball5, as well as teqball and air sports (indoor drones) and demonstration sports.
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