The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) scheduled for 2021 in Thailand have been postponed until March 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has confirmed in a statement that the event in Bangkok and Chonburi Province would not be held in its planned slot, 21st-30th of May this year. The event has now been rescheduled for 10th-20th of March 2022.
The OCA said the global Covid19 pandemic, travel restrictions and health protocols around the continent had led to the postponement of the sixth edition of the Games.
– The decision was made by the OCA after an in-depth discussion between the Olympic Council of Asia, the Thailand National Olympic Committee, and the 6th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Organising Committee. The decision aims at serving the common interests of all related National Olympic Committees and ensuring the safety and health of the athletes and all relevant participants, OCA states in their news release.
Floorball one of the AIMAG medal sports
A total of 30 sports – 28 medal sports and two demonstration events – are set to feature on the programme for the AIMAG, confirmed by the OCA last year.
The medal sports are: indoor athletics, cue sports, bowling, dance sport, chess, futsal, roller sports, sport climbing, short course swimming, muay thai, jujitsu, BMX cycling, hoop takraw/speak takraw, kurash, floorball, netball, taekwondo, indoor hockey, karate, esports, badminton, pencak silat, cheerleading, sambo, indoor rowing, volleyball, basketball 3×3, traditional wrestling and kickboxing.
Teqball and air sports have been included as demonstration events.
Source & more information: Olympic Council of Asia