ANOC and NOC Indonesia celebrate one year to go to Bali 2023

ANOC and NOC Indonesia today celebrate one year to go to the ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023. Acting ANOC President Robin Mitchell and and NOC Indonesia President Raja Sapta Oktohari spoke of their expectations for the Games on this special milestone.

Acting ANOC President Mitchell said:

“With just one year to go until the ANOC World Beach Games Bali 2023, we cannot wait to once again have the privilege of watching the world’s best athletes compete in a celebration of elite beach and water sports.

“It feels a very long time since the inaugural edition of the Games in 2019. And while the world has changed immeasurably since then, one thing that remains the same is our commitment to connecting NOCs with new sports, new athletes and a new generation of fans.

“Qatar 2019 was a great success and in Bali we again have excellent partners who we have no doubt will deliver an unforgettable event next year. We are grateful to NOC Indonesia, the Indonesian Government and Province of Bali for their ongoing commitment and support. Bali is known all around the world for its beaches and will provide the ultimate environment for our elite athletes; and stunning backdrops for our global audience.

“Already we have more than 30 NOCs who have qualified for Bali 2023 and this will only grow over the coming months as the qualification systems continue across our many exciting sports. With the announcement of the full sports programme, NOCs and fans know what they can expect in 2023. The programme will provide a perfect combination of established and new disciplines giving fans a unique experience that only the ANOC World Beach Games can deliver.

“We wish all NOCs and their teams the best of luck in their preparations over the next year and hope to see as many as possible in Bali.”

NOC Indonesia President Raja Sapta Oktohari added:

“Today is exactly one year towards Bali 2023, and NOC Indonesia continues to work hard in ensuring the event will be a success. We still have much to do, and therefore we continue to strengthen the intensive coordination with local and central government, as well as with ANOC.”

“We are excited to welcome more than 1,500-strong athletes from more than 100 countries, as well as NOC officials, and sports executives. Not only could they enjoy the competition with Bali’s scenic beaches as the backdrop, but they could also discover a new experience through our cultural wealth and the warm hospitality shown by the people of the Island of the Gods.”

“See you in Bali 2023.”

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