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Bali Beach Games – On Your Mark, Get Ready . . .

45 Asian Countries to Compete in Bali October 18-26, 2008.

(10/3/2008) 45 countries and more than 1,500 athletes will converge on the island of Bali October 18-26, 2008, for the first-ever Asian Beach Games.

19 separate fields of sporting endeavor will be fought out in four separate "cluster areas:"

Kuta Beach Cluster

- Body Building, October 19 & 20

- Dragon Boat Racing, October 18-24

- Surfing, October 18-26

Nusa Dua – Benoa Cluster

- Water Polo, October 18-22

- Beach Kabaddi, October 19-22

- Beach Basketball, October 24-26

- Beach Basketball, October 24-26

- Beach Wrestling, October 24-25

- Beach Pencak Silat, October 18-20 & October 22

- Jetski, October 23-25

- Paragliding, October 18-25

- Woodball, October 18-22

Sanur Beach Cluster

- Beach Volleyball, October 18-26

- Beach Sepak Takraw, October 18-21 & October 23-25

- Beach Handball, October 18-25

- Beach Soccer, October 18-22 & October 24-26

- Marathon Swimming, October 25-26

- Triathlon, October 26

Serangan Island Cluster

- Sailing, October 19-25

- Windsurfing, October 29-25.

Setting the stage for more than a week of world-class competition will be a gala opening ceremony to be held at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Monument on October 18, 2006. In a spectacular presentation involving more than 1,200 dancers drawn from 8 local high schools, choreographed dancers will pay tribute to the cultures of 45 the participating countries.

Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to open the event.

[Official Website Asian Beach Games 2008]