Asian Indoor and Martial Games Update

Acting General Secretary of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Abdulrahman Askar yesterday (WEDNESDAY) met at his office Saud Al Ghenaim, director of the administrative delegation this month’s Fourth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG), to be held in Incheon, in South Korea.

During the meeting, which was also attended by Sports Affairs Executive Director Noman Al Hasan, Askar and Al Ghenaim reviewed the most recent preparations carried out by the administrative team in order to participate in the Games.

Askar was also listened to a detailed explanation of all arrangements that have been completed for the continental competition.

Askar directed the administrative delegation to provide an ideal environment for the Bahraini teams that to take part and fulfill their needs before traveling to the far east for the eight-day Games, and expressed great confidence in the delegation and the nationals to pull off another outstanding success for Bahrain.

He also called on the delegation officials to take advantage of Incheon Games to prepare for a larger goal, which is the 17th Asian Games that will be held in the same city next year.

On his part, Al Ghenaim expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to the Olympic Committee for the great support provided for the delegation and the national teams taking part, noting that the Bahrain delegation will spare no effort to provide their best to promote the bright image of Bahrain sports at all levels.

The eight-day event is scheduled to take place from June 29 to July 6 and will be the first OCA Games to combine the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games.

It Provides a large-scale regional competitive arena for a wide range of categories such as Muay Thai, dance sport, billiards, futsal and electronic gaming over 100 events.

Featuring nine sports, the 4th AIMAG will be a high-profile test event for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon the following year.

Nine venues will be specially prepared for the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, along with an Athletes’ Village and planned recruitment of 3,000 volunteers for the event.

Venues include seven existing and two new for swimming and futsal, besides five for training. The opening and closing ceremonies will both take place at Samsan World Gymnasium.

The Athletes’ Village consists of local university halls of residence, where 600 vehicles will be made available for transportation.

More than 3,000 have been working as volunteers as recruitment for the Games began in September last year. The main media centre is located at Songdo Convensia, MMC for the Asian Games 2014.

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