2014 Asian Beach Games

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IV Asian Beach Games
2014 Asian Beach Games logo.svg
Logo of the 2014 Asian Beach Games.
Host cityPhuket, Thailand
MottoCelebrate Charming Sunshine
Nations participating42
Athletes participating2,335
Events165 in 26 sports
Opening ceremonyNovember 14
Closing ceremonyNovember 23
Officially opened bySurayud Chulanont
Privy Council of Thailand
Officially closed byKobkarn Wattanavrangkul
Tourism and Sports Minister of Thailand
Main venueSaphan Hin Park & Sport Center

The Fourth Asian Beach Games were 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 were held on the same year of the 17th Asian Games. It was 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 was the first time that the event would not be held in Bangkok.


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.


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.


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 sepak takraw, Footvolley
Patong North 3 Jetski Sport
Patong Central Beach Muaythai, Kurash, Ju-jitsu
Karon Cluster Karon North 1 Beach water polo, Open water swimming, Bodybuilding, 3x3 basketball
Karon North 2 Beach handball, Sailing
Karon Central Beach Beach volleyball, Sambo
Karon South Beach Woodball, Squash
Naiyang Cluster Naiyang Triathlon, Modern triathle, Beach athletics
Bangneow Dam Cluster Anthem Wake Park Water skiing – Cable
Bangneow Dam Water skiing – Ski
Chaofa Cluster Chaofa Mine Air sports
Saphan Hin Cluster Saphan Hin Beach soccer, Beach flag football, Extreme sports, Sport climbing

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.


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


 OC  Opening ceremony  ●   Event competitions  1  Event finals  CC  Closing ceremony
November 2014 12th
3x3 basketball pictogram.svg 3x3 basketball 2 2
Paragliding pictogram.svg Air sports – Paragliding 4 4
Paramotoring pictogram.svg Air sports – Paramotoring 4 4
Beach water polo pictogram.svg Aquatics – Beach water polo 1 1
Open water swimming pictogram.svg Aquatics – Open water swimming 2 2 4
Beach athletics pictogram.svg Beach athletics 2 3 4 3 12
Beach flag 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 pictogram.svg Beach kurash 2 3 3 8
Beach sambo pictogram.svg Beach sambo 6 1 7
Beach sepaktakraw pictogram.svg Beach sepak takraw 2 1 1 2 6
Beach soccer pictogram.svg Beach soccer 1 1
Volleyball (beach) pictogram.svg Beach volleyball 2 2
Beach woodball 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
Inline extreme skating pictogram.svg Extreme sports – Aggressive inline 1 1 1 3
BMX freestyle pictogram.svg Extreme sports – BMX freestyle 2 1 1 4
Skateboarding pictogram.svg Extreme sports – Skateboarding 1 2 3
Footvolley pictogram.svg Footvolley 1 1
Jet Ski pictogram.svg Jet ski 3 2 1 6
Jujitsu pictogram.svg Ju-jitsu 6 6 12
Muay Thai pictogram.svg Muaythai 15 15
Petanque pictogram.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
Modern triathle pictogram.svg Triathle 2 1 3
Duathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon – Duathlon 3 3
Triathlon pictogram.svg Triathlon – Triathlon 3 3
Water skiing pictogram.svg Water skiing 4 1 6 2 13
Ceremonies OC CC
Daily medal events 12 7 3 12 16 17 14 8 31 11 28 6 165
November 2014 12th

Participating nations[edit]

42 out of the 45 Asian countries took part. North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Palestine did not compete. Below is a list of all the participating NOCs; the number of competitors per delegation is indicated in brackets.

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Thailand)

1 Thailand (THA)*563733126
2 China (CHN)16112148
3 South Korea (KOR)9141437
4 Iran (IRI)914831
5 Vietnam (VIE)8122040
6 Kazakhstan (KAZ)891027
7 Indonesia (INA)771428
8 Japan (JPN)75719
9 Mongolia (MGL)60410
10 Bahrain (BRN)5207
11 United Arab Emirates (UAE)43512
12 Chinese Taipei (TPE)38617
13 Hong Kong (HKG)32712
 Philippines (PHI)32712
15 Uzbekistan (UZB)3069
16 Pakistan (PAK)24410
17 Lebanon (LIB)2338
18 Laos (LAO)22812
 Qatar (QAT)22812
20 India (IND)21710
21 Singapore (SIN)2024
22 Kuwait (KUW)14611
23 Turkmenistan (TKM)13711
24 Syria (SYR)1168
25 Tajikistan (TJK)1023
26 Brunei (BRU)1001
27 Malaysia (MAS)08816
28 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)0336
29 Iraq (IRQ)0235
30 Afghanistan (AFG)0224
31 Myanmar (MYA)0123
32 Macau (MAC)0101
 Oman (OMA)0101
 Yemen (YEM)0101
35 Sri Lanka (SRI)0022
36 Cambodia (CAM)0011
 Jordan (JOR)0011
 Nepal (NEP)0011
Totals (38 nations)164165238567


  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.

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Preceded by Asian Beach Games

4th ABG (2014)
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