As Indonesia prepares for the second edition of the World Beach Games next year, all eyes will be on Bali as the island has been chosen to host the main event.
The 2023 World Beach Games (official name: 2023 ANOC World Beach Games) will be the second edition of the event, which was supposed to take place in 2021 but was postponed due to the pandemic.
The inaugural event was held in Doha, Qatar in 2019.
Hong Kong and Los Angeles have reportedly expressed interest in hosting the event. Indonesia was officially announced as the host for the 2023 Games by the Interim President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Robin Mitchell on June 10.
On Tuesday, an ANOC delegation concluded a 5-day visit to Bali to inspect the island’s preparations. Committee Secretary General Junilla Lindberg advertiser The Indonesian tourism attraction is ready to host the event.
The Island of the Gods has been chosen to hold the event, which will take place from August 5 to August 15, 2023. In addition, Bali will also host the 27th session of the ANOC General Assembly from August 13 to 15 next year.
Indonesian National Olympic Committee (NOC) President Raja Sapta Oktohari He said The Games will be Indonesia’s biggest sporting event next year, and they hope it will provide a boost to Bali’s tourism-dependent economy.
Aquathlon, beach handball, beach kata, beach soccer, beach tennis, beach volleyball 4×4, Beach Waterpolo, Beach Wrestling, Kite Foil and Open Water Swimming are among the beach sports disciplines that will be featured at next year’s event.
For Bali, it will add the 2023 World Beach Games to the list of sporting events on the island, in line with their bid to add sports tourism to the province’s attractions.