20th October, Kuwait: The Olympic Council of Asia has announced that the 6th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) in Thailand next March have been postponed to 2023.
The 6th AIMAG was due to take place from March 10-19, 2022 in Bangkok and Chonburi province but has been put back to November 17-26, 2023.
The decision was made by the OCA on Wednesday after receiving a request for postponement from the Thailand National Olympic Committee the previous day.
In a letter to the Thailand NOC President, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, dated October 20, OCA Acting President Raja Randhir Singh said: "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 6th Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games to be held from 10th to 19th March 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.
"The OCA is also very happy to confirm the new dates for the 6th 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 sports progamme for the 6th AIMAG comprises 29 medal sports and two demonstration sports.
Source: Olympic Council of Asia.