OCA approves new dates for 6th AIMAG in 2024

OCA approves new dates for 6th AIMAG in 2024

Bangkok, Thailand, July 8, 2023: The Olympic Council of Asia has announced that the 6th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Thailand in November 2023 have been postponed to February-March 2024.

The 42nd OCA General Assembly on Saturday, July 8 approved a request for a three-month postponement made by Dato Seri Chaiyapak Siriwat, OCA Vice President for the 6th AIMAG.

“As hosts, we request the OCA to postpone the Games from November this year to February and March in 2024. This is due to the recent general elections held in Thailand which has seen a transition of power with a new government in place, resulting in delays in funding,” Dato Seri said.

AIMAG 6 was due to be held from November 17-26, 2023. The new dates will be February 24 to March 6, 2024.

Subsequently, the OCA General Assembly approved a request by the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push back the 7th AIMAG in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by one year – from 2025 to 2026. This was approved.