Postponement of Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Favors Filipino Olympic Hopefuls

MANILA - The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG) has been postponed a second time, a decision that aligns with the preparation schedule for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Originally set for this month, the AIMAG was rescheduled by host Thailand from February 24 to March 6, 2024, but has now faced further delay.

According to Philippines News Agency, this postponement is beneficial for the country's Olympic hopefuls, allowing them to focus on other qualifying events. The Philippines has already qualified three athletes for the Paris Olympics: boxer Eumir Felix Marcial and gymnasts Carlos Yulo and Aleah Finnegan. The postponement was communicated by OCA acting president Raja Randhir Singh in a letter to the 45 OCA member and 18 Oceania countries. The new dates for the AIMAG, which features 50 sports including nine Olympic events, will be announced after the Paris Olympics scheduled for July 26 to August 11. The last AIMAG was held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in 2017.