Muscat: Asian Beach Games 2010

The 2nd Asian Beach Games kicked off in Oman on 8th December 2010 and will continue until 16th December 2010. The opening ceremony was attended by His Royal Highness Prince Sufri Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam.

The sports being competed in are as follows: Beach Handball, Beach Kabaddi, Beach Sepaktakraw, Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Beach Waterpolo, Beach Woodball, Bodybuilding, Jetski Sport, Marathon Swimming, Sailing, Tent Pegging, Triathlon and Waterski.

Swimmers compete in the Men’s and Women’s 5 km Open Water Swimming at Qantab Beach, Hui-Min Chang of Taipei competes in the Beach Volleyball against Japan. The sport of Beach Sepaktakraw is a cross between gymnastics, beach volleyball and handball. Oman takes on  Myanmar, Shahbaz Qamar of Pakistan puts his steed through its paces in the Individual Lance Tent Pegging at Barkah Equestrian Grounds.

The FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter took time out to watch the Uzbekistan and Qatar Beach Soccer with Shaikh Rashid bin Ahmed al Hinai OCCI Board member at Al-Musannah Sports City.

The first games were held in Bali, Indonesia in 2008. Oman won the bid for the second round owing to its 3,000km of unspoilt coastline and a young population “that loves sport”.

(Photos:  Robert Prezioso, Bryn Lennon, Ryan Pierse, Jamie McDonald, Ian Walton /Getty Images).

In This Story: Brunei

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the insular Malaysian state of Sarawak.

It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island’s territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei’s population was 428,963 in 2018.

The government is an absolute monarchy under the Sultan, which implements a combination of English common law and sharia law, as well as direct general Islamic practices.

2 Recent Items: Brunei

  • U.K. Reopens Travel to 12 Locations as Tourist Hotspots Miss Out
  • Travel ‘green list’ announced by Grant Shapps
  • In This Story: FIFA

    FIFA is a non-profit organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal and beach soccer. It is the highest governing body of football.

    3 Recent Items: FIFA

  • “His team let the boxing world down!” | Joshua talks Fury undisputed fight collapse & Oleksandr Usyk
  • UEFA Request To Waive Quarantine For Euro 2020 VIPs Sparks Passionate Double Standards Debate | GMB
  • 18 Clubs, 18 Saves – The Best Save By Every Bundesliga Team in 2020/21
  • In This Story: Indonesia

    Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a transcontinental country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, and New Guinea. Jakarta is the capital.

    2 Recent Items: Indonesia

  • Indonesia Covid Cases Hit 2 Million After Biggest One-Day Jump in Infections
  • 10-year-old Aisyah found her mother dead from COVID. The next day, she tested positive | ABC News
  • In This Story: Japan

    Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

    Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

    Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

    4 Recent Items: Japan

  • Japan warns fans not to cheer during Olympics to prevent Covid surge – BBC News
  • US seeks dialogue with North Korea ‘anywhere, anytime’ | DW News
  • Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins – Official Trailer (2021) Henry Golding, Samara Weaving
  • The Secrets Behind G.I. Joe’s Greatest Duo (2021 Movie)
  • In This Story: Myanmar

    Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century.

    2 Recent Items: Myanmar

  • Guterres unanimously re-elected as UN secretary-general
  • Trip to Brussels, Libya, Peace-Keeping & other topics – Daily Briefing (21 June 2021)
  • In This Story: Oman

    Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia and the oldest independent state in the Arab world.

    2 Recent Items: Oman

  • Iran navy vessel sinks after fire in Gulf of Oman
  • Iranian Navy’s largest vessel catches fire & sinks in Gulf of Oman
  • In This Story: Pakistan

    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

    Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

    3 Recent Items: Pakistan

  • Peshawar eliminate Karachi! | Karachi Kings vs Peshawar Zalmi | Pakistan Super League Highlights
  • Sultans qualify for final! | Multan Sultans vs Islamabad United | Pakistan Super League Highlights
  • Fully vaccinated Canadians can enter country without quarantine starting July 5 | FULL
  • In This Story: Qatar

    Qatar is a peninsular Arab country whose terrain comprises arid desert and a long Persian (Arab) Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is the capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art. The museum sits on the city’s Corniche waterfront promenade.

    2 Recent Items: Qatar

  • Dalio Says Fed Can’t Tighten More Without ‘Big Negative Effect’
  • Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on Global Economic Forecast
  • In This Story: Uzbekistan

    Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and former Soviet republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Samarkand, a major city on the route, contains a landmark of Islamic architecture: the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, mosaic-covered religious schools dating to the 15th and 17th centuries.

    2 Recent Items: Uzbekistan

  • Auckland the twelfth most expensive place in the world to buy a beer
  • Uzbek Fight Night: Akhmadaliev vs Iwasa, Giyasov vs Moreno, Madrimov vs Kalombo (Behind The Scenes)
  • Leave a Comment