POSTED: July 3rd 2012
Incheon celebrates one year to opening of 2013 Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications
July 3 – The 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) will be held in Incheon, South Korea in just one year’s time and a celebration was staged with 600 guests at the Yonsei University's International Campus on June 29.
Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC) held the event to promote the Games and to raise public awareness.
The event included many dignitaries including IAGOC President Kim Young-soo, Incheon Mayor Song Young-gil, Olympic Council of Malaysia Secretary General Dato Sieh Kok Chi, local assemblymen and the City Council Chairman.
The audience was able to learn about updates on the progress of the Games and provided the audience with the opportunity to learn more about the AIMAG. They were also able to enjoy a range of performances, such as acrobatic cheerleading, AIMAG-themed and martial arts performances.
IAGOC staff said in a statement, “"Hosting of the 2013 AIMAG will be an opportunity to build experience in the operation of an international sporting event and examine the organizers' operational abilities, striving to stage a successful 2014 Asian Games. It will also lay a foundation for the development of less popular sports within the Asian region.”
The 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games Incheon, 2013 fast info:
Period : 29 June ~ 6 July, 2013 (8 days)
Venues : Incheon Metropolitan City
Patron: The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA)
Participants: 4,400 (Athletes, Officials, Media, Other Sports Officials)
Host: The 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee (IAGOC)
Sports : 9 sports - Billiard sports, Bowling, Chess & Baduk+Electronic sports, Dancesport, Futsal, Kabaddi, Kickboxing & Muay, Kurash, Short Course Swimming
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