2014 Asian Beach Games

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IV 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 43
Athletes participating 2,335
Events 169 in 26 sports
Opening ceremony November 14
Closing ceremony November 23
Officially opened by Surayud Chulanont
Privy Councillor
Officially closed by Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul
Tourism and Sports Minister of Thailand
Main venue Saphan Hin Park & Sport Center
Website Official website
2012 2016  >

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 Sea and the Southern of Thailand 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, Squash
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

Sponsorship[edit]

Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul presided over the contract-signing ceremony between the Sports Authority of Thailand and 16 companies as the Official Sponsors in the 4th Asian Beach Games at the Ballroom on 3rd floor, The Grand Fourwings Convention Hotel on October 29.

Kobkarn disclosed that the Budget, Finance and Privilege Committee has set up regulations as well as the terms and conditions of the privileges in the Asian Beach Games. The systematic business and privileges have been exploited in inviting the potential government- and private sectors to join a campaign to support the 4th Asian Beach Games. If cooperation is held, Official Emblem, Official Mascot as well as the Competition Pictogrames of the 4th Asian Beach Games can be used legally and appropriately in allotting various aspects not only cash, but also products and services the organizing committee can bring for use to stage the 4th Asian Beach Games.

These companies are divided into three categories - Official Partner, Official Sponsor and Official Supplier.

The 16 supporting companies the Sports Authority of Thailand has signed as the Official Sponsors of the 4th Asian Beach Games consist.

A total cost to support the staging of the 4th Asian Beach Games in Phuket, Thailand is 96,631,837.70 ฿, which will be divided into 5,170,000 ฿ cash and products and services worth 91,461,837.70 ฿.

Torch relay[edit]

H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej has graciously designated H.R.H. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn on October 23 at Amphorn Sathan Residential Hall, Dusit Palace as the Royal Representative to deliver the Royal Flame to the organizing committee for use in the 4th Asian Beach Games.

Those who have granted an audience to receive the Royal Flame from H.R.H. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn were the organising committee members led by Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul as the chairwoman of the organizing committee, Yuthasak Sasiprapha, president of the Olympic Committee of Thailand, Montri Chaipun, deputy governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand who also served as the SAT’s caretaker governor, and Phuket Governor Nisit Chamsomwong.

Dr.Jaturaporn Na Nakhon, chairman of the Royal Flame Committee, revealed that after this the installment of the Royal Flame will be temporarily made at the SAT Office in Hua Mark. The Flame will next be transferred to Phuket on November 10. To celebrate the Games Flame, Thai people from all walks of life can join the Flame run in three different districts which comprise Kathu District on November 11, Mueang Phuket District the following day and Thalang District on November 13.

Calendar[edit]

 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions  1  Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
November 2014 12th
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3-on-3 basketball pictogram.svg 3-on-3 basketball 2 2
Paragliding pictogram.svg Air sports – Paragliding 4 4
Powered paragliding pictogram.svg Air sports – Powered paragliding 4 4
Water polo pictogram.svg Aquatics – Beach water polo 1 1
Open water swimming pictogram.svg Aquatics – Marathon swimming 2 2 4
Athletics pictogram.svg Beach athletics 2 3 4 3 12
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
Beach kurash 2 3 3 8
Sambo pictogram.svg Beach sambo 6 1 7
Beach sepaktakraw pictogram.svg Beach sepaktakraw 2 1 1 2 6
Beach soccer pictogram.svg Beach soccer 1 1
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach volleyball 2 2
Roque pictogram.svg Beach woodball 2 2 2 2 8
Beach wrestling pictogram.svg Beach wrestling 2 2 2 6
Bodybuilding pictogram.svg Bodybuilding 5 5
Extreme sports – BMX freestyle 2 1 1 4
Extreme sports – Inline skate 1 1 1 3
Skateboarding pictogram.svg Extreme sports – Skateboard 1 2 3
Footvolley 1 1
Jet Ski pictogram.svg Jet ski 3 2 1 6
Ju-jitsu 6 6 12
Modern triathle 2 1 3
Muay pictogram.svg Muay 15 15
Pictogramme sports de boules.svg Pétanque 3 2 2 2 9
Sailing pictogram.svg Sailing 9 9
Climbing pictogram.svg Sport climbing 2 2 4
Squash pictogram.svg Squash 2 2
Triathlon, Duathlon 3 3
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon, Triathlon 3 3
Water skiing pictogram.svg Waterskiing 4 1 4 4 13
Ceremonies OC CC
Total gold medals 12 7 3 12 16 17 14 8 29 11 30 6 165
November 2014 12th
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Participating nations[edit]

[2] Below is a list of all the participating NOCs; the number of competitors per delegation is indicated in brackets.

Games[edit]

Opening ceremony[edit]

Dr.Sommai Preechasil, chairman of the 4th Asian Beach Games Opening Ceremony Sub-Committee, presided over its second meeting at Sapan Hin Sports Centre Meeting Room, Sports Authority of Thailand Phuket Office on October 31.

According to the meeting, the flag-raising ceremony of 45 member countries will be held on November 12 and 13 at Sapan Hin Park. Fifteen representatives from each country will be allowed to take part in the two-day ceremony from 10.00 am to 18.00 pm, making altogether 675 persons. Comm Arts Production Company will be responsible for all the ceremonial procedures, with the dress rehearsal taking place on November 11 at 11.00 am.

Another topic taken into consideration was the Opening and Closing Ceremony programs of the 4th Asian Beach Games. The official Opening Ceremony will be held at Sapan Hin Park in Mueang Phuket District, Phuket on November 14 from 18.00 pm. There will be five performances in the Opening Ceremony comprising.

  • Set 1 "Miracle of the merry land" The Significant Image of Kingdom of Thailand and Phuket under His Majesty the King’s Supreme Protection
  • Set 2 "Miracle of pearl of the Andaman sea" The Charming Seaside City of Phuket Known as The Pearl of the Andaman Sea
  • Set 3 "Miracle of the unity sand" Honorable Ceremony for Sporting Procedure
  • Set 4 "Miracle of the charming sunshine" Flame Lighting Ceremony
  • Set 5 "Miracle of the 4th Asian Beach Games" Celebration for the Official Opening of the 4th Asian Beach Games in accordance with the Games slogan “Celebrate Charming Sunshine.”

Due to the meeting, the Phuket residents will be allowed to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Asian Beach Games only if they submit their names in advance to the Phuket City Municipality within November 5.

Sports[edit]

The 4th Asian Beach Games have 26 sports are contested in this edition of Asian Beach Games.[3]

Closing ceremony[edit]

Dr.Sommai Preechasil, chairman of the 4th Asian Beach Games Closing Ceremony Sub-Committee, presided over its second meeting at Sapan Hin Sports Centre Meeting Room, Sports Authority of Thailand Phuket Office on October 31.

In the Closing Ceremony on November 23 at Sapan Hin Park in Mueang Phuket District, Phuket which will start from 18.30pm, there will be four performances consisting.

  • Set 1 "Magic of Dream Destination" The Excellent Cooperation Between the Member Countries and the Phuket Residents for the Sustainable Conservation of Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Set 2 "Magic of Memory" Honorable Ceremony for Sporting Procedure
  • Set 3 "Amazing of Vietnam Sea" The performance of Vietnam is host 2016 Asian Beach Games.
  • Set 4 "Magic of Impression" The Flame Distinguishing Ceremony
  • Set 5 "Magic of Happiness" Celebration which will reflect everlasting happiness of the Phuket residents and unforgettable memories of all visitors and the member countries who promise to make another return to Phuket.

Due to the meeting, the Phuket residents will be allowed to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Asian Beach Games only if they submit their names in advance to the Phuket City Municipality within November 5.

Medal Table[edit]

   *   Host nation (Thailand) (Update: 2014-11-23) Time: 18:00 GMT

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Thailand (THA) 56 37 33 126
2  China (CHN) 16 11 21 48
3  South Korea (KOR) 9 14 14 37
4  Iran (IRI) 9 14 8 31
5  Vietnam (VIE) 8 11 20 40
6  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 8 9 10 27
7  Indonesia (INA) 7 7 14 28
8  Japan (JPN) 7 5 7 19
9  Mongolia (MGL) 6 0 4 10
10  Bahrain (BRN) 5 2 0 7
Total 165 165 238 568

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "OCA signs contracts for future Games". The Hindu. 2010-11-14. Retrieved 2010-11-23. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgBOYVEWW2s
  3. ^ "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