2010 Asian Beach Games

II Asian Beach Games
Host city Muscat, Oman
Motto Together We Shine
Nations participating 43
Athletes participating 1,131
Events 52 in 14 sports
Opening ceremony December 8
Closing ceremony December 16
Officially opened by Qaboos bin Said al Said
Sultan of Oman
Main venue Al-Musannah Sports City
Website Official website
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The 2nd Asian Beach Games were held in Muscat, Oman from 8 December 2010 to 16 December 2010. The opening ceremony was held in the Al-Musannah Sports City, Muscat.

Emblem

The relation between the Omani people and the sea is legendary. Throughout history, they were pioneers in crossing the seas and oceans, and played a significant role in the maritime and shipbuilding history. The 18th century witnessed the arrival of the vessel "Sohar" to the City of Canton (China), establishing once more the Omani maritime supremacy.

The logo design is derived from such splendid historical inputs, by embodying the simplest forms of the elements. The logo reflects the relation between the people of Oman and the rest of the worlds, especially with the people of Asia, by hosting the shining sun of Asia in Muscat, projecting a better future for the Asian sports, aided by the ship that will carry it to its international and continental sports destinations.

The strong and high waves under the sail provide the logo with solidity, vitality and sustainability and challenges, as represented by the flood of competitors in the various games, hosted in the high seas, and at the same time, touching the attractive Omani beaches, giving the local dimension of the nature of the beach games' tournament.

The expressions under the beach are colored by the bright colors of the Omani flag, expressing the devotion of the Omani people to their deep-rooted customs and traditions, expressed in the complete harmony of the elements.

Development

Omran (Omani Government owned tourism company) developed the dedicated 100 Hectare Site at Wudam Al Sahil near Muscat to host the 2010 Asian Beach Games. The development comprised a mixture of temporary and permanent facilities such as a hotel for media and guests, an athletes village, administration building, press and media centre, restaurants and recreational facilities, site wide infrastructure including a marina and adequate parking facilities. Associated with the above-mentioned development, dedicated playing pitches with temporary stands to accommodate around 300 spectators for preliminary events and up to 1,500 spectators for the final event were built. Further to this, the opening and closing ceremonies were held in the amphitheatre for up to 5,000 spectators.

Key Features:

  • 4-star hotel
  • Accommodation for Media and Administrative Staff.
  • Press Centre, restaurant and recreation facilities within the Athlete village.
  • Media Centre with special conference facilities, studios, internet facilities, restaurants, etc.
  • Playing grounds for various sports activities with stands to accommodate 4000 – 5000 spectators.
  • A marina used for docking 400 sailboats and for various training purposes.
  • A central drop-off and vehicle parking area including shuttle buses for the event.
  • Future aquatic based resort development.

Sports

Participating nations

43 out of 45 Asian countries participated in these games. The only exception being North Korea and Macau. According to the Games' official website, Kuwaiti athletes participated the Games under the Olympic flag because the Kuwait Olympic Committee was suspended due to political interference in January 2010[1]

Calendar

 OC Opening ceremony   Event competitions  1 Event finals  CC Closing ceremony
December 2010 8th
Wed
9th
Thu
10th
Fri
11th
Sat
12th
Sun
13th
Mon
14th
Tue
15th
Wed
16th
Thu
Gold
medals
Beach handball 2 2
Beach kabaddi 2 2
Beach sepak takraw 2 1 1 4
Beach soccer 1 1
Beach volleyball 2 2
Beach water polo 1 1
Beach woodball 4 4
Bodybuilding 3 3 6
Jet ski 2 1 1 4
Marathon swimming 2 2 4
Sailing 6 6
Tent pegging 2 2 2 2 8
Triathlon 2 2
Water skiing 6 6
Total gold medals457312281152
CeremoniesOCCC
December 2010 8th
Wed
9th
Thu
10th
Fri
11th
Sat
12th
Sun
13th
Mon
14th
Tue
15th
Wed
16th
Thu
Gold
medals

Medal table

Thailand led the medal table with 14 gold medals and total of 36 medals. 27 NOCs won at least a single medal with 14 NOCs winning at least a single gold medal, thus leaving 16 NOCs failing to win any medal at the Games.

  Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Thailand (THA)15101237
2 China (CHN)126523
3 Oman (OMA)51612
4 Iraq (IRQ)3317
5 Indonesia (INA)32611
6 India (IND)3014
7 Athletes from Kuwait (IOC)2316
8 South Korea (KOR)2305
8 United Arab Emirates (UAE)2305
10 Japan (JPN)2136
11 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1203
12 Malaysia (MAS)1102
12 Syria (SYR)1102
14 Vietnam (VIE)0538
15 Pakistan (PAK)0426
16 Jordan (JOR)0213
17 Myanmar (MYA)0202
18 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0145
19 Hong Kong (HKG)0134
20 Yemen (YEM)0123
21 Iran (IRI)0022
21 Tajikistan (TJK)0022
23 Bangladesh (BAN)0011
23 Brunei (BRU)0011
23 Saudi Arabia (KSA)0011
23 Lebanon (LBN)0011
Total525258162

References

Coordinates: 23°47′26″N 57°36′34″E / 23.79056°N 57.60944°E / 23.79056; 57.60944

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