About the Games - 5th Asian Beach Games Danang 2016
The Asian Beach Games is a multi-sport event held among athletes representing 45 National Olympic Committees from Asia. The Games is regulated by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Asian Beach Games celebrates cooperation and unity despite differences. Athletes from a wide variety of nations are able to travel, meet new people, and bring back memories about the rest of the world to their home nation. The Asian Beach Games forge unity and friendship between their member nations by joining athletes, trainers, and officials together. The OCA, the highest governing body of sports in Asia, has awarded the right to Viet Nam to host the 5th Asian Beach Games in 2016 during the 16th Guangzhou Asian Games in November, 2010.

The 5th Asian Beach Games is being pegged as the biggest ever in terms of the number of sports and participants that will revel in the pristine beaches of Da Nang - bringing to mind the sea, sun and sand. These attributes make Da Nang a complete sporting destination that offers a lot beyond its beauty. Visitors to Da Nang will be welcomed with the warm and beautiful smiles of its people, and will definitely be smitten by the distinct charm of the City.


Games Emblem

The 5th Asian Beach Games emblem is designed to simulate waves and sand in the shape of young, healthy and dynamic athletes performing sports (volleyball, handball) with the symbol of the Olympic Council of Asia inside.

With the power and strength of sports, all parts of the logo rise up to form a big V shape (which means “Viet Nam”, “Victory”, “V”- the fifth in Greek symbol...) that affirm the role of the host country, highlight the competition spirit as well as the athletes’ aspirations of winning.

The combination between the sea and the sand waving together reflects the strength and strong will of Viet Nam Sports as well as carrying the message of friendliness and welcome to all sport delegations; represents the solidarity and friendship of the Asian family with the expectation of a successful 5th Asian Beach Games.


Games Mascot

The 5th Asian Beach Games Mascot is swift, a special characteristic of the coastal Central South of Viet Nam which is famous for bird nests - a high economic value product in general and a specialty of Da Nang in particular.

The Mascot is a stylized boy with funny hair on top of the head, small V-shaped tail (a characteristic of swift), holding a lighted torch which represents solidarity, peace and vitality of mankind. The sun of the Olympic Council of Asia and the traditional waves on the outfit of the Mascot symbolize the Asian Beach Games.

The colors used for the Mascot are blue, red, black and yellow which represent blue sea, yellow sand and the bird’s feathers. The Mascot with childish, lovely and innocent facial expression, simple shape and various colors is expected to touch people’s hearts and easily to become a popular souvenir.