5th Asian Beach Games

5th Asian Beach Games Danang Press Release

The 5th Asian Beach Games will be held between 24th September – 3rd October, 2016 with forty five participating nations competing in twenty one sports and disciplines. Danang plays host to this prestigious sporting event and VNPG (Vietnam Pocket Guide) will be giving out copies of its 2nd edition to athletes, officials and spectators.

5th Asian Beach Games Activity icon is designed to simulate the waves and sand in the shape of the young athletes, healthy and active, athletic performances (volleyball , handball) with the symbol of the Union Olympic Council of Asia inside.

With the power of sports, all part of the logo rise up to form a large V shape (which means “Vietnam”, “Victory”, “V” – the fifth in icon Greece) which confirms the role of the host countries, highlighting the spirit of competition as well as the aspirations of the athletes win.

The combination of sea and sand waved together reflects the strength and strong wills of Vietnam as well as carrying sporting friendly message and welcome to all athletes; represents the solidarity and friendship of the Asian family with the expectation of a successful 5th Asian Beach Games.


Chim Yen, the official mascot

The mascot of the games is a swiftlet named Chim Yen. Special characteristic of the southern central coastal region of Vietnam is famous for bird nest – a product of high economic value in general and a specialty of Da Nang in particular.

The mascot is a stylized little boy with funny hair on the head, a small V-shaped tail (a characteristic of oats), holding a lit torch represents the spirit of unity, peace and health of human life. The sun of the Olympic Council of Asia and on the traditional wave of mascot costumes symbolizing the Asian Beach Games. The colors used for the mascot is blue, red, black and gold representing the blue sea water, golden sand and feathers of birds.

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