Muay Thai is the newest discipline that will be included in the Asian Beach Games in 2020 in Sanya, China. The decision was made after last week’s Olympic Council of Asia General Assembly that took place in Bangkok.
Sanya is the southernmost city on Hainan Island and is nicknamed “China’s Florida” due to the tropical climate. It has emerged as a popular tourist destination and also serves as the training base of the Chinese national beach volleyball team. Sanya officials promised the OCA that the pearl of the South China Sea is ready to shine when it hosts the sixth edition of the Asian Beach Games.
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Boasting a heritage of several thousand years, Sanya is set to welcome more than 5,000 athletes from November 28 to December 5.