1ST ASIAN MARTIAL ARTS GAMES 200925 Apr 2009 - 3 May 2009 The Thai Cabinet together with the Olympic Council of Asia made an announcement during the 52nd OCA Executive Board Meeting in Bangkok for Thailand to host the 1st Asian Martial Art Games 2009 during 25 April - 3 May, 2009. This Asian Martial Art Games is the latest games set up by the Olympic Council of Asia. In order for this event to be a success, a number of committees have been established in which the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has been appointed as the Committee for Public Relations.Being the first country to host the Asian Martial Art Games will also help promote Thailand’s image as a sports tourism destination to the world. There will be approximately 2,500 people from 45 countries participating in these Games. The competition will take place in 4 different venues: Indoor Stadium Hua Mark Sports Authority of Thailand, Nimibutr Gymnasium Supachalasai National Stadium, Bangkok Youth Centre (Thai-Japanese) Stadium, and Sports School Suphan Buri province. However, the opening and closing ceremony will take place at the Indoor Stadium Hua Mark on 28 April and 3 May, respectively. Moreover, there will be 9 different kinds of sport over a 9-day period, which include Karatedo, Kickboxing, Muai, Wushu and Kungfu, Jujitsu, Pencak Silat, Judo, Taekwondo, and Kurash.Further information on the details of the history, important information of the training, Games, and details of the stadium of the 1st Asian Martial Art Games 2009 will be posted on the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) or the official Olympic Council of Asia’s website.

Contact information: Sports Authority of Thailand Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Huamark Bangkapi Bangkok 10240, ThailandTel: 0-2369-0999Fax: 0-2319-3883Web site: sat.or.th or www.ocasia.org (The Olympic Council of Asia)

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