The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has confirmed that next year's Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) will be pushed back to 2023. The sixth edition of the Games was due to be held between March 10-19 next year in Thailand, with Bangkok and Chonburi serving as co-host.
The OCA rubber-stamped the postponement following a request from the Thailand National Olympic Committee.
"The OCA fully understands and respects the decision of the NOC of Thailand, the Thailand Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Organising Committee and the Royal Thai Government to postpone the sixth Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games to be held from 10th to 19th March 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic," said Raja Randhir Singh, the Acting President of the OCA.
"The OCA is also very happy to confirm the new dates for the sixth AIMAG which will now be held from 17th to 26th of November 2023.
"Please be assured of our support and cooperation in organising a very successful 6th AIMAG in Bangkok and Chonburi in November 2023."
The last edition of AIMAG was held in 2017 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.