The upcoming 2014 Asian Beach Games in Boracay will show once again that there is more to the island than just beaches. Today it has become a staging area for world class sports.
The event will take place during the summer in May 2014. Several games will take place all over the various beaches around the island.
What to See
The event offers the beach sport fanatic plenty to see. There is beach volleyball, probably the most popular event in the calendar. Also popular is swimming and sailing. You can also watch beach soccer. Extreme water sports will also be featured.
Dragon boat racing will be one of the most avidly followed. Also worth watching out for are water polo, the jet ski competition and windsurfing.
Aside from the sporting events, the island will provide an added attraction. The beaches, the resorts, the trees and the waters will enhance the scenery. Because the event will take place during peak tourist season, expect to see large crowds to be there. Part of the fun definitely, will be egging on your favorite athlete or team to victory.
The Games are held every two years. Indonesia was the site for the first staging of the Games. At the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), it was decided that the 2014 Asian Beach Games be held in Boracay, Philippines. The island was chosen for several reasons. It has proven itself capable of staging international events.
A good example is the International Dragon Boating Festival. Due to the popularity of the event, it is expected that more countries will participate in the upcoming competition. More athletes are expected to participate also.
This event is also an opportunity for the island to show their hosts what Filipino hospitality is all about. Those visiting the island will no doubt be enchanted by the surroundings and amenities on the island.
The costs are still being determined at this point. It is expected that an announcement will be made as the event date approaches.
There are many events to watch out for. Woodball, wrestling and triathlon are also scheduled to take place. Many more events are being prepared. This is guaranteed to make things more interesting.
From all indications, the 2014 Asian Beach Games in Boracay will be the biggest ever for the event. This will show once again that the island is world class and more than capable of holding major international events.
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