Local Sports Bodies Not Keen To In Asian Beach Games
KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 (Bernama) - The First Asian Beach Games, to be held in Bali, Indonesia from Oct 18 to 26, failed to attract the interest of sports associations in the country, said Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) secretary Datuk Sieh Kok Chi.
He said this was probably because the purpose of holding the meet was vague and the associations had to bear the cost of participation themselves.
"The OCM itself is not clear on the purpose of holding the meet. Although it is being organised by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), the OCM feels that the events offered for competition are not relevant to the events held at the Olympic Games. Asian games of the SEA Games," he said when contacted here today.
Among the events offered for competition are beach softball, beach kabadi, beach silat, beach sepaktakraw, beach football, beach volleyball, beach wrestling, bodybuilding, dragon boat race, jet-skiing, swimming, marathon, para-gliding, sailing, water surfing, wind-surfing, triathlon, and woodball.
Kok Chi said the OCM was now focusing on the Olympics, Asian games, Commonwealth Games, and the SEA Games.
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