MANGUPURA, Nusa Bali
A total of 1,554 athletes from over 100 countries will compete in the 2023 World Beach Games in Bali from August 5-12, 2023.
This was conveyed by Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) President Raja Sapta Oktohari, who was endorsed by Match Coordinator Richard Sam Bera during a press conference in preparation for Indonesia to host the World Games. of the ANOC Bali 2023 beach, Sunday. (25/9) at The Stones Hotel, Legian. , Badung.
According to King Sapta, the 100 countries participating in the event are Australia, Austria, Canada, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Czech Republic, Colombia, Germany, France, Spain, Angola, China, Italy, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Hungary, Israel, Japan, South and North Korea, New Zealand, Peru, Africa, Slovakia, Serbia, Taiwan, Turkey, Portugal, Brazil and Qatar.
According to Raja Sapta Oktohari, the World Beach Games were actually born in Bali in 2008 and were still at the level of the Asian Beach Games at the time. Well, for next year, the scope is certainly broader by involving over 100 participating countries. Thus, this activity must return to Bali as the host of the event.
According to Raja Sapta Oktohari, Indonesia as host was decided last June. All of this cannot be separated from the support of President Joko Widodo, who has a great interest in sports, asking him to bring as many world-level sports championships to Indonesia as possible.
“It is a very good opportunity, we are able and ready to welcome athletes from all over the world, in particular the world’s top sports leaders will also be present”, explained Raja Sapta Oktohari.
For him, the implementation and the realization must be able to place Indonesia in a place of honor. Moreover, the World Beach Games 2023 is also coupled with the 78th Indonesian celebration in August 2023.
“The plan is that they will start arriving on August 3, 2023 and leave Bali on August 14, 2022. What is clear to me is that there are already qualified athletes and they are still in the process of qualification, because they come to compete, of course, going through screening first,” said Raja Sapta.
Meanwhile, the Assistant for Government and People’s Welfare of the Provincial Government of Bali, I Gede Indra Dewa Putra, stressed that this is a world-class event, of course the government provincial of Bali is very supportive and appreciates KOI. All this entrusts Bali as the venue for the 2023 World Beach Games, moreover the activities will last for more than two weeks.
“Of course, it can bring benefits, such as impetus for Bali’s economic recovery. He said that tourists who attend can benefit from sports tourism,” Dewa Putra said. *platform
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