2014 Asian Beach Games

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IX Asian Beach Games
2014 Asian Beach Games logo.png
Logo of the 2014 Asian Beach Games.
Host city Phuket, Thailand
Motto Celebrate Charming Sunshine
Nations participating 45
Events 169 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony November 14
Closing ceremony November 23
Officially opened by King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Officially closed by Prayut Chan-o-cha
Prime Minister of Thailand
Main venue Saphan Hin Stadium
Website Official website
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The Fourth Asian Beach Games are to be held in Phuket Island, Phuket Province, Thailand.[1] The games were originally scheduled for Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines, but was affected by the OCA's hosting changes.

The games will fall on the same year of the 17th Asian Games. It will be the seventh time for Thailand to host an Asia level multi-sports event, after Bangkok held four Asian Games (1966, 1970, 1978 and 1998), one Asian Indoor Games (2005) and one Asian Martial Arts Games (2009). However, it will be the first time that the event would not be held in Bangkok.

History[edit]

The 4th Asian Beach Games is being pegged as the biggest ever in terms of the number of sports and participants that will revel in the pristine beaches of Phuket – coming into mind the sea, sun and sand – these attributes make Phuket a complete sporting destination that offers a lot more beyond its beauty. Visitors of Phuket will be welcomed with the warm and beautiful smiled of its people, and will definitely be smitten by the distinct charm of the island.

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has laid the proper foundation in the organization of the Asian Beach Games. The Asian Beach Games were held First Asian Beach Games in the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia, the Second Asian Beach Games at the majestic city of Muscat, Oman, and the Third Asian Beach Games edition at the charming coastline of Haiyang, China. The fourth edition of the Asian Beach Games will be held from November 14 to 23, 2014 at the stunning paradise of Phuket, Thailand.

Since 2008, the Asian Beach Games is becoming bigger and better, and it has been proven by the OCA and the host cities to be an outstanding success. The Asian Beach Games serves as a perfect venue for where sports-and-fun-loving people meet wherein the atmosphere bring affability to the environment and tourism.

With a strong initiative to support and promote the sports development model of the OCA; the Government of Thailand and the key official of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports (Thailand), the Sports Authority of Thailand, and the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, have joined forces to get the hosting of the 4th Asian Beach Games and to make it a reality that will leave a long-lasting sporting legacy to the country and its people.

Emblem[edit]

Logo of the 2014 Asian Beach Games

The emblem of the 4th Asian Beach Games was driven by Phuket's very own beauty and by one of Phuket's most mesmerizing sceneries of Laem Promthep with such beauty that Phuket possesses, Phuket is also widely recognized as the Pearl of the Andaman and the Southern Paradise” where athletes, spectators and tourists could enjoy watching the ongoing game while at the same time allowing themselves to serenely sink into the spell-binding beauty of Phuket beaches and sceneries.

The two palm trees standing side by side represents the coming together of athletes and of all participants from different nations and races, to unite and to participate together in the 4th Asian Beach Games.

As for the middle, the Asian Beach Games is the center of this beautiful bonding between the races in which the athletes represents. The ocean waves tinted in the color of the Thai flag symbolizes the qualities in which Thailand possesses; the Thai flag swirling could be understood as a representation of the determination of the athletes in participating in the competition.

Mascot[edit]

Sakorn, Sintu, and Samut

Sea turtle is a symbol of endurance fertility, sustainability and growth. As Phuket is a home to many rare species of sea turtle, it is a chance to announce to the participants of the 4th Asian Beach Games and also to the public that Thailand pays great attention and an important role to the conservation of sea turtle.

As sea turtle are amphibious creatures, living both on land and in the sea, the 4th Asian Beach Games will have both beach sports and water sports which at the same time is an excellent symbol of the relationships of the different countries in Asia.

The name Sintu (Thai: สินธุ์), Sakorn (Thai: สาคร), Samut (Thai: สมุทร) shares the same meaning of water.

Could be metaphorically be compared to the qualities of athletes which includes the qualities such as tolerance, tranquility, unity, acceptance, sportsmanship and friendship.

Venues[edit]

Public relations of IV Asian Beach Games.

The 4th Asian Beach Games have 6 venues for this games.

Cluster Competition Venue Sports
Patong Cluster Patong North 1 Beach Wrestling, Beach Kabaddi, Petanque
Patong North 2 Beach Sepaktakraw, Foot Volley
Patong North 3 Jetski Sport
Patong Central Beach Muaythai, Kurash, Ju-Jitsu
Karon Cluster Karon North 1 Beach Waterpolo, Marathon Swimming, Body Building, Beach Basketball
Karon North 2 Beach Handball, Sailing/Windsurfing
Karon Central Beach Beach Volleyball, Sambo
Karon South Beach Woodball
Naiyang Cluster Naiyang Triathlon, Beach Modern Penthatlon, Beach Athletics
Bangneow Dam Cluster Anthem Wake Park Waterski - Cable
Bangneow Dam Waterski - Wakeskate
Chaofa Cluster Chaofa Mine Air Sports
Saphan Hin Cluster Saphan Hin Beach Soccer, Beach Flag Football, Extreme Sports, Extreme Sport - Sport Climbing

Calendar[edit]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions  1  Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
November 2014 10th
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Paragliding pictogram.svg Air Sport - Paragliding 4 4
Powered paragliding pictogram.svg Air Sport - Power Paragliding 4 4
Water polo pictogram.svg Aquatics - Beach Water Polo 1 1
Open water swimming pictogram.svg Aquatics - Marathon Swimming 2 2 4
3-on-3 basketball pictogram.svg Beach Basketball 2 2
American football pictogram.svg Beach Flag Football 1 1
Beach handball pictogram.svg Beach Handball 2 2
Beach kabaddi pictogram.svg Beach Kabaddi 2 2
Modern pentathlon pictogram.svg Beach Modern Pentathlon 3 3
Beach sepaktakraw pictogram.svg Beach Sepaktakraw 2 2 2 6
Beach soccer pictogram.svg Beach Soccer 1 1
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach Volleyball 2 2
Roque pictogram.svg Beach Woodball 8 8
Beach wrestling pictogram.svg Beach Wrestling 2 2 2 6
Bodybuilding pictogram.svg Body Building 6 6
Inline speed skating pictogram.svg Extreme sports - Inline Skate 3 3
Snowboarding pictogram.svg Extreme sports - Skateboard 3 3
Cycling (BMX) pictogram.svg Extreme sports - BMX Freestyle 4 4
Climbing pictogram.svg Extreme sports - Sports Climbing 2 2 4
Sepaktakraw pictogram.svg Footvolley 1 1
Jet Ski pictogram.svg Jet ski 6 6
Judo pictogram.svg Ju-Jitsu 6 6 12
Wrestling pictogram.svg Kurash 3 3 2 8
Muay pictogram.svg Muaythai 16 16
Pictogramme sports de boules.svg Petanque 3 2 2 2 9
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing - Sailing 5 5
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing - Windsurfing 4 4
Sambo pictogram.svg Sambo 6 1 7
Squash pictogram.svg Squash 2 2
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon 3 3 6
Water skiing pictogram.svg Waterski - Wakeboard 3 5 8
Water skiing pictogram.svg Waterski - Wakeskate 5 5
Blank.png Ceremony OC CC
Total gold medals 12 7 1 13 12 11 11 14 28 21 33 6 169
Cumulative Total 12 19 20 33 45 56 67 81 109 130 163 169
November 2014 10th
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Participating nations[edit]

The 4th Asian Beach Games have 45 Asian countries participated in these games.

Games[edit]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The opening ceremony started at 17:30 local time on November 14, 2014.

Sports[edit]

The 4th Asian Beach Games have 26 sports are contested in this edition of Asian Beach Games.[2]

Closing ceremony[edit]

The closing ceremony was held at 18:00 local time on November 23, 2014.

Medal Table[edit]

   *   Host nation (Thailand)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
 Thailand (THA) 0 0 0 0
 South Korea (KOR) 0 0 0 0
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 0 0
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 0 0 0
 Iran (IRI) 0 0 0 0
 China (CHN) 0 0 0 0
 North Korea (PRK) 0 0 0 0
 India (IND) 0 0 0 0
 Chinese Taipei (TPE) 0 0 0 0
 Qatar (QAT) 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OCA signs contracts for future Games". The Hindu. 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  2. ^ "Sport Info". 4th Asian Beach Games Thailand. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Haiyang
Asian Beach Games
Phuket

4th ABG (2014)
Succeeded by
Nha Trang