2021 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
|Host city||Bangkok and Pattaya, Thailand|
|Opening ceremony||24 April|
|Closing ceremony||5 May|
The 2021 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, officially known as the VI Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Thai: เอเชียนอินดอร์ และมาร์เชียลอาร์ตสเกมส์ ครั้งที่ 6, romanized: Ēchīan Indǭ Læ Māchīan Ātt Kēm Khrang Thī Hok) and commonly known as Bangkok–Pattaya 2021, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place late April and early May, 2021 in Thailand.
Bangkok and Chonburi were selected from Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and is scheduled to sign a contact in Bangkok on December 23, 2019. This was the third time that Thailand and Bangkok hosted Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, having previously hosted the inaugural Asian Indoor Games in 2005 and inaugural Asian Martial Arts Games in 2009. It was the "stepping stone" for Chonburi's possible bid to host the 2026 Summer Youth Olympics, besides 2025 Southeast Asian Games and 2030 Asian Games.
On November 28, 2015, former NOCT president Yuthasak Sasiprapha initially expressed possible of Thai's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games bid in 2021 to OCA director general Husain A.H.Z. Al-Musallam during ANOC General Assembly in the United States. Later, on October 17, 2017, OCA president Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah met Thai government officials to offer Thai host Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2021 while former deputy prime minister Thanasak Patimaprakorn also interested this offer and mulled over Pattaya to host this games, but FONSA president Intarat Yodbangtoey suggested that Thai government should bargain OCA to host 2030 Asian Games if Thailand host 2021 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
During 2019 OCA General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand expressed interest to host four major events (between 2021 to 2030), that is, 2021 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, 2025 Asian Youth Games, 2026 Summer Youth Olympics and 2030 Asian Games. Finally, Bangkok and Chonburi were selected from OCA and is scheduled to sign a contact in Bangkok on December 23, 2019.
The official programme for the 2021 AIMAG was approved by the OCA executive board in November 2019. According to 2019 OCA charter, the programme of the AIMAG shall include not less than six indoor sports from seventeen OCA recognized sports and two martial arts sports from seven OCA recognized sports.
The Games will feature in 23 different sports. Alongside the two new sports that will be introduced in Bangkok and Pattaya: floorball and netball.
In the list below, the number of events in each discipline is noted in parentheses.
- Indoor sports
- Martial Arts sports
Participating National Olympic Committees
Due to 2017 AIMAG success, the Olympic Council of Asia has decided that not only 45 NOCs from OCA, but also 17 NOCs from ONOC may take part, a total of 62 countries. Like 2017 AIMAG, Oceania NOCs will be under full participation, so they will be eligible for medals.
The numbers in parenthesis represents the number of participants entered.
|Participating National Olympic Committees|
- "ไทยรับเจ้าภาพอินดอร์เกมส์อีกแล้ว ทัพซีเกมส์รับมือโปลิโอระบาดฟิลิปปินส์" (in Thai). Matichon. 20 November 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
- "'บิ๊กอ๊อด' เผย ไทยพร้อมเสนอตัวจัด 'อินดอร์-มาร์เชียลอาร์ต' 2021" (in Thai). Thai Rath. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
- "โอลิมปิกหนุนไทยเจ้าภาพเอเชี่ยน อินดอร์,มาเชียล อาร์ต เกมส์" (in Thai). SMM Sport. 23 November 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
- ""เสธ.ยอด" เสนอรัฐบาลต่อรอง "โอซีเอ" รับจัดอินดอร์เกมส์ พ่วง เอเชี่ยนเกมส์" (in Thai). Khaosod. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
- "ไทยคิดจัด 4 เกมใหญ่ เป็นไปได้แค่ไหน?" (in Thai). Thai Rath. 10 March 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
- "OCA Constitution & Rules 2019" (PDF). Olympic Council of Asia. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
| Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
Bangkok and Pattaya
VI Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (2021)
To be determined