OCA reschedules Asian Beach, Youth Games

Danang (Vietnam)-The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has rescheduled two of its biggest regional events and introduced limits on the number of athletes allowed to compete in the region’s top multi-sports competition.

With Asia already set to stage the next three Olympics and a host of world championships over the next decade, OCA officials have decided to streamline some of their major regional events, which have grown spectacularly from humble beginnings.

The Asian Beach Games, currently taking place in Vietnam, will now be held every four years instead of every two. Founded in 2008, the next edition was supposed to take place in 2018 but has been postponed until 2020.

The 2017 Asian Youth Games, due to be held in Jakarta, will now take place in 2021. The Games, which were first held in 2009, were originally due to take place in Sri Lanka but were to switched to Indonesia, mainly as a test event for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.

Source: Pakistan Observer