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Economy to benefit from tournament

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The fourth Asian Beach Games will be focusing on both tourism and sports, Thai officials said yesterday. 

To be held in Phuket from Nov 11-23, the tournament features 26 sports with 168 gold medals up for grabs, said Sangvien Boonto, deputy governor of the Sports Authority of Thailand.

While Thailand sees it as a good venue to boost the country's economy and tourism, the competition itself will not be overlooked, Sangvien said.

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