Aimag postponed for 5th time


The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (Aimag), originally scheduled to be hosted by Thailand, has been postponed for the fifth time. The decision to move the event to another date was made due to its close proximity to the 2023 Paris Summer Olympic Games, which are set to take place from July 26 to August 11 next year. The Aimag was already postponed twice due to the pandemic and was initially rescheduled for November this year. However, political uncertainty in Thailand forced the host country to push the event to February 2024. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president, Raja Randhir Sing, stated that all 45 member countries agreed to the decision, as everyone in the continent is busy preparing for the Olympic Games. The new date for the Aimag will be announced after the Olympiad. The president of the Philippine Olympic Committee, Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, supported the postponement, emphasizing that Filipino athletes are currently focused on the Olympiad and participating in various Olympic qualifying competitions. The Aimag, held every four years, features around 50 sports disciplines, including nine Olympic events and 297 medal events. Some of the sports contested include aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball,

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