ASIAN BEACH GAMES
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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