Asian Beach Games

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Asian Beach Games
Abbreviation ABG
First event 2008 Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia
Occur every four years
Last event 2016 Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam
Purpose Beach sports event for nations on the Asian continent

The Asian Beach Games, also known as ABG,is a multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games have been organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Asian Games and the popularity is increasing well, due to low cost of temporary venues, and sand & sea are already available in its place, while the spectators/tourists are also already available in sand & sea tourist areas.[1] Which the first Asian Beach Games has been held in Bali Island.

In its history, six nations have hosted the Asian Beach Games. Forty-five nations have participated in the Games.

The last Games was held in Danang, Vietnam from 24 September to 3 October 2016, while the next games will be held in 2020. Cambodia, India, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan have already expressed interest in hosting the 2020 edition.[2]

Participating nations[edit]

All 45 countries whose National Olympic Committee is recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia

List of Asian Beach Games[edit]

Host cities of the Asian Beach Games
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team Ref.
I 2008 Bali  Indonesia 18 October 26 October 41 1,665 17 59  Indonesia (INA) [3]
II 2010 Muscat  Oman 8 December 16 December 43 1,131 14 52  Thailand (THA) [4]
III 2012 Haiyang  China 16 June 22 June 43 1,336 13 49  China (CHN) [5]
IV 2014 Phuket  Thailand 14 November 23 November 42 2,335 26 168  Thailand (THA) [6]
V 2016 Danang  Vietnam 24 September 3 October 41 2,197 14 172  Vietnam (VIE) [7]
VI 2020 Election in Ashgabat 2017 Future event

Sports[edit]

Sport Years
3-on-3 basketball 2008, since 2012
Air sports 2008, 2012–2014
Beach athletics Since 2014
Beach flag football 2014 only
Beach handball All
Beach kabaddi All
Beach kurash Since 2014
Beach sambo Since 2014
Beach sepak takraw All
Beach soccer All
Beach volleyball All
Beach water polo 2008–2010, since 2014
Beach woodball All
Beach wrestling 2008, since 2014
Bodybuilding 2008–2010, since 2014
Coastal rowing 2016 only
Dragon boat 2008, 2010
Duathlon 2014 only
Extreme sports 2014 only
Sport Years
Footvolley 2014 only
Jet ski 2008–2010, 2014
Ju-jitsu Since 2014
Marathon swimming 2008–2010, since 2014
Modern triathle 2014 only
Muaythai Since 2014
Pencak silat 2008, 2016
Pétanque Since 2014
Roller speed skating 2012 only
Shuttlecock 2016 only
Sailing 2008–2014
Sport climbing 2012–2014
Squash 2014 only
Surfing 2008 only
Tent pegging 2010 only
Triathlon 2008–2010, 2014
Vocotruyen 2016 only
Vovinam 2016 only
Waterskiing 2010–2014

All-time medal count[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Thailand (THA) 130 97 91 318
2  Vietnam (VIE) 62 68 70 200
3  China (CHN) 60 55 64 179
4  Indonesia (INA) 42 28 53 123
5  South Korea (KOR) 22 35 45 102
6  Iran (IRI) 20 21 15 56
7  Japan (JPN) 14 14 22 50
8  Mongolia (MGL) 14 4 13 31
9  Kazakhstan (KAZ) 13 18 17 48
10  India (IND) 12 5 29 46
11  United Arab Emirates (UAE) 11 9 9 29
12  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 10 21 29 60
13  Qatar (QAT) 8 3 9 20
14  Oman (OMA) 7 5 6 18
15  Bahrain (BRN) 7 3 1 11
16  Malaysia (MAS) 6 17 19 42
17  Pakistan (PAK) 6 14 16 36
18  Hong Kong (HKG) 6 10 16 32
19  Cambodia (CAM) 6 6 10 22
20  Uzbekistan (UZB) 6 1 9 16
21  Myanmar (MYA) 5 11 5 21
22  Philippines (PHI) 5 10 32 47
23  Laos (LAO) 5 5 33 43
24  Singapore (SGP) 5 3 12 20
25  Kuwait (KUW) 4 9 8 21
26  Jordan (JOR) 4 7 7 18
27  Iraq (IRQ) 4 6 12 22
28  Syria (SYR) 4 3 8 15
29  Turkmenistan (TKM) 3 8 16 27
30  Lebanon (LBN) 2 4 11 17
31  Afghanistan (AFG) 2 2 6 10
32  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 1 3 7 11
33  Brunei (BRU) 1 2 6 9
34  Yemen (YEM) 1 1 2 4
35  Tajikistan (TJK) 1 0 4 5
36  Macau (MAC) 0 1 6 7
37  Sri Lanka (SRI) 0 0 6 6
38  Bangladesh (BAN) 0 0 3 3
39  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 0 0 1 1
39  Maldives (MDV) 0 0 1 1
39  Nepal (NEP) 0 0 1 1
39  Palestine (PLE) 0 0 1 1
Total 509 509 731 1749

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ASIAN BEACH GAMES". Retrieved March 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Butler, Nick. "Exclusive: Two landlocked countries among those in contention for next Asian Beach Games". Inside the Games. Retrieved 5 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "1st ABG Bali 2008". OCA. Retrieved 18 October 2008. 
  4. ^ "2nd ABG Muscat 2010". OCA. Retrieved 8 December 2010. 
  5. ^ "3rd ABG Haiyang 2012". OCA. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "4th ABG Phuket 2014". OCA. Retrieved 14 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "5th ABG Danang 2016". OCA. Retrieved 24 September 2016.