The VI Beach Asian Games, which were supposed to be held in the city of Sanya in the southern Chinese province of Hainan, have been postponed to 2023. This was reported by the NOC of Kazakhstan with reference to the Olympic Council of Asia.
China won the right to host the 6th Asian Beach Games in March 2019. The competition will include 16 disciplines, including swimming, water polo, beach athletics, basketball, volleyball, handball, football, wrestling, boating, sailing, surfing and others. It is expected that they will take part in the competition. about 2 thousand athletes from more than 40 countries.
The city of Sanya was supposed to host the Games in 2020, but in the interests of ensuring the safety of participants in the event, they were postponed to 2021.
The Asian Beach Games were first held in 2008 in Bali, Indonesia, and since then they have been held every two years. Sanya is not the first Chinese city to host the competition. In 2012, the games were held in the city of Haiyang in Shandong province in eastern China. Competitions were also organized in Indonesia (2008), Oman (2010), Thailand (2014) and Vietnam (2016).