Bali will host the ANOC World Beach Games in 2023
Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI), along with the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), announced on Friday that the province of Bali will host the ANOC 2023 World Beach Games from August 5-15. 2023.
Besides hosting the ANOC World Beach Games, Bali will also host the 27th ANOC General Assembly from August 13-15, 2023.
KOI President Raja Sapta Oktohari, in a written statement received here on Friday, said his team was proud to be able to host all 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) from various countries around the world.
Oktohari expressed his optimism that the implementation of the 2023 ANOC World Beach Games could be part of efforts to spur the revival of the sport in Indonesia.
“We are proud to be able to push and promote Indonesia on the world stage,” he said.
The KOI chairman emphasized that the committee will ensure sustained sports development across the country.
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Acting ANOC President Robin Mitchell expressed his gratitude for the partnership with the Indonesian government and KOI while expressing his keenness to present an unforgettable event to the public.
“We are delighted to confirm that Bali will host the second edition of the ANOC World Beach Games. Bali has some of the most breathtaking beaches in the world which will provide the ultimate backdrop for the spectacular sporting competition of 2023,” remarked Mitchell.
A total of 10 main sports that will be contested at the second edition of the ANOC World Beach Games in Bali include Aquathlon, Beach Handball, Beach Soccer, Beach Tennis, Beach Volleyball 4×4 beach, beach water polo, beach wrestling, individual kata, kitesurfing and five kilometer open water swimming.
However, the figure could change, as the organizing committee is still authorized to offer several additional sports, and the final number will be announced in the coming weeks.
The World Beach Games were first held in Doha, Qatar in 2019 with a total of 13 sports. More than 1,200 athletes and 97 NOCs took part in the event.
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