The Asian Beach Games has proved to be an outstanding success for the Olympic Council of Asia, with host cities already selected for the next two editions and several more keen to join the fun.
With relatively low expenditure due to the temporary venues and natural resources of sand and sea already in place, coupled with high potential for tourism and promotion, the Asian Beach Games has quickly become a red-hot winner with organisers, athletes, officials and spectators alike.
Popular sports such as beach volleyball and beach football, as well as the colourful dragon boat racing, offer a truly modern presentation of sport, accompanied by summer-beat music, spectator-friendly announcements and a general party atmosphere.
Next up for the Asian Beach Games? Phuket, Thailand, in November 2014 – Paradise beckons!