From 18th to 25th September 2011, The Maldives will be hosting the first ever international beach
games tournament. With its natural pristine beauty, the unique combination of
turquoise water, white powder like sand, lush tropical islands and excellent
facilities The Maldives has the best environment in the world for this event.
The Maldives Olympic Committee is currently in negotiations with 92 countries for the event that includes 10 disciplines: Beach volleyball, Beach Soccer, Body Building, Surfing, Open Water Swimming, Kabaddi, Beach Cricket, Triathlon, Rowing and Wind Surfing. The slogan for the event is appropriately, "Beat the Beach!"
Surfing in Cokes, thulusdhoo, Maldives. Photo by: Nahu
The events will take place at 9 different beautiful beach venues across the country bringing together resorts, the local community, competitors from around the world and thousands of visitors and spectators in this inaugural event.
Earlier this month, Sanath Jayasuriya, a Sri Lankan cricketer famed as the only player to have scored above 13,000 runs and capture above 300 wickets in One Day International cricket, launched the Maldives International Beach Games.
For more information please go to visitmaldives.com website. We look forward to seeing you there.