Multi-Sport Events Dec 2010 (Asia and ASEAN)

2010 Asian Para Games
The first Asian Para Games (also known as the 2010 Asian Para Games), a parallel sport event for Asian athletes with a disability, opened on December 12 and will close on December 19, 2010, two weeks after the conclusion of the 16th Asian Games. The event are being held in Guangzhou, China.
Approximately 5,500 athletes from 45 Asian member nations are expected to participate in this multisport competition, making this the most comprehensive Asian event as a steppingstone for elite Asian athletes aiming for the London 2012 Paralympics. Competition and training venues plus all other facilities to be used for the 16th Asian Games will be converted to meet the disability-accessible requirements for Asian Para Games athletes, officials, staff and audience.
As the inaugural Asian Para Games for Asia, this event is expected to become the benchmark for all future Asian Para Games. The 1st Asian Para Games is organized by the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) in cooperation with the Guangzhou Asian Para Games Organizing Committee (GAPGOC). GAPGOC aims to stage a unique Asian Para Games,

"To further strengthen and promote unity in Asia through the Paralympic Movement by providing excellent conditions for athletic competition, delivering a high level of accessibility, fostering good relations between nations and maximizing media coverage give equal publicity exposure to athletes with disabilities."

2010 Asian Beach Games
The 2nd Asian Beach Games are being held in Muscat, Oman from 8 December 2010 to 16 December 2010. The opening ceremony was held in the Al-Musannah Sports City , Muscat.

15th ASEAN University Games 2010
15th ASEAN University Games 2010 will be held from 14th to 23rd December in Chiangmai, Thailand. The ASEAN University Games is an multi-sport event. It has 17compulsory sports, namely track and field, swimming, basketball, football, table tennis, tennis karate-do, volleyball, etc.