Thailand-hosted Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games to add popular sports of volleyball and badminton to attract Thai and foreign audiences in 2023

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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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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.