The ANOC World Beach Games is a global multi-sport event that was created and launched by ANOC in 2015.
It is a young and inclusive event which combines the informality and vibrancy of the beach with elite sport to create a fun and highly-attractive Games
It is also unique, as the only truly global festival of youth-centric beach, water and action sports, created specifically for the benefit of the NOCs and their athletes.
With a focus on youthful and dynamic sports, the Games was designed to offer NOCs unrivalled opportunities to connect with new athletes and a new generation of sports fans.
Sustainability and accessibility are at the heart of the Games concept, with an emphasis placed on minimising environmental impact by using existing and temporary infrastructure and keeping hosting-budgets low.
All of the world's 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have the opportunity to qualify for the Games guaranteeing that it is a truly global event, unlike any other.