Asian Beach Games

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Asian Beach Games
Asian Games logo.svg
Official logo of the Games
AbbreviationABG
First event 2008 Asian Beach Games in Bali, Indonesia
Occur everyfour years
Last event 2016 Asian Beach Games in Danang, Vietnam
PurposeBeach 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 Asian multi-sport event, after the Asian Games. Its popularity is increasing due to the low cost of temporary venues, with beaches and oceans already available, while spectators and tourists are also already available in sand and sea tourist areas. [1]

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

The most recent Games were held in Danang, Vietnam from 24 September to 3 October 2016, while the next games will be held in 2020 in Sanya, China; the 2020 Games will be the first to break away from the 2-year cycle. [2]

Participating nations

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

List of Asian Beach Games

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Host cities of the Asian Beach Games
EditionYearHost CityHost NationOpened byStart DateEnd DateNationsCompetitorsSportsEventsTop Placed TeamRef.
I 2008 Bali Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 18 October26 October411,6651759Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia  (INA) [3]
II 2010 Muscat Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said 8 December16 December431,1311452Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA) [4]
III 2012 Haiyang Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China State councillor Ma Kai 16 June22 June431,3361349Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN) [5]
IV 2014 Phuket Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Privy Councilor Surayud Chulanont 14 November23 November422,33526168Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA) [6]
V 2016 Da Nang Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc 24 September3 October412,19714172Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam  (VIE) [7]
VI 2021 Sanya Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 2 April12 April22 [8]
VII 2024 Kaohsiung Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei

Sports

SportYears
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, 2014–2016
Coastal rowing 2016 only
Dragon boat 2008, 2010
Duathlon 2014 only
Extreme sports 2014 only
Footvolley 2014 only
Jet ski 2008–2010, 2014
SportYears
Ju-jitsu Since 2014
Marathon swimming 2008–2010, since 2014
Modern triathle 2014 only
Muaythai Since 2014
Paragliding Accuracy 2008, 2014
Paragliding Cross Country 2008
Paramotoring 2012, 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

Medal count

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand  (THA)1309791318
2Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam  (VIE)626870200
3Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)605564179
4Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia  (INA)422853123
5Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea  (KOR)223545102
6Flag of Iran.svg  Iran  (IRI)20211556
7Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)14142250
8Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia  (MGL)1441331
9Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)13181748
10Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)1252946
11Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates  (UAE)119929
12Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei  (TPE)10212960
13Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)83920
14Flag of Oman.svg  Oman  (OMA)75618
15Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BRN)73111
16Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia  (MAS)6171942
17Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)6141636
18Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong  (HKG)6101632
19Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia  (CAM)661022
20Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan  (UZB)61916
21Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar  (MYA)511521
22Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines  (PHI)5103247
23Flag of Laos.svg  Laos  (LAO)553343
24Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore  (SGP)531220
25Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait  (KUW)49821
26Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan  (JOR)47718
27Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq  (IRQ)461222
28Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)43815
29Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan  (TKM)381627
30Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LBN)241117
31Flag of Afghanistan.svg  Afghanistan  (AFG)22610
32Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan  (KGZ)13711
33Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei  (BRU)1269
34Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen  (YEM)1124
35Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)1045
36Flag of Macau.svg  Macau  (MAC)0167
37Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka  (SRI)0066
38Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh  (BAN)0033
39Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives  (MDV)0011
Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal  (NEP)0011
Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine  (PLE)0011
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia  (KSA)0011
Totals (42 nations)5095097311749

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