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Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

First held in 2013, the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) is a multi-sport event representing athletes from Asia. The event was created by merging the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games. It is organized by the Olympic Council of Asia and International e-Sports Federation.

The inaugural event was held from 29th June 2013 to 6th July 2013, and held in South Korea. Sports included in the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were bowling, electronic sports, kickboxing, muay, cue sports, dance sport and many others.

Before the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, the Asian Indoor Games were a multi-sport event that is held every two years by athletes from Asian countries. There were only three official Asian Indoor Games: 2005, 2007 and 2009. The first was held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2005. These Games included electronic sports, aerobics, acrobatics, indoor athletics, dance sports, 25 meter swimming and many more. In 2007, the Asian Indoor Games was held in Macau and it was the first major test of FIBA 33, a formal version of three-on-three basketball that was known official during the 2010 Youth Games. The third and final event was held in Hanoi Vietnam in 2009.

The first Asian Martial Arts Games was held in Bangkok Thailand in 2009. There were different venues for each event for sports like karate, taekwondo, kickboxing, ju-jitsu, wushu and many more. Out of the 45 Asian countries, 37 took part in the Games. There was only one official Asian Martial Arts Games event.

The 2nd Asian Indoor-Martial Arts Games (which will also be counted as the 5th Asian Indoor Games) was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan from 17-27 September 2017, and the next in 2023 will be in Bangkok and Chonburi, Thailand.

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