With the 6th Children of Asia International Sport Games to take place at Yakutsk, Russia, in July 2016, OCA President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah urged the Asian NOCs to enter although the Games are not an OCA event. This year’s event will be held from July 5-17 and marks the 20th anniversary of the first Children of Asia Games in 1996. With 22 sports and around 30 disciplines and 300 events on the programme, the sixth edition has attracted a record 46 teams from 38 countries – twice as many as the fifth games in 2012. Organizers are expecting two more teams to confirm their entry, taking the total to 40 NOCs.
This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.