The Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, also known as AIMAG, is a pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia, after the merger of the Asian Indoor Games and the Asian Martial Arts Games. The Games are organized by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA). The Games are described as the second largest Asian multi-sport event after the Asian Games. All 45 countries whose National Olympic Committees are recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and 18 countries whose National Olympic Committees are recognized by the Oceania National Olympic Committees participate at the AIMAG.
4th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games - 2013
Korea hosted the 4th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in Incheon 2013 from 29 June to 6 July. All 43 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia competed at these Games. A total of twelve sports were approved for the 2013 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games including Bowling, Chess, Cue sports, Dance sport, Esports, Futsal, Go, Indoor kabaddi, Kickboxing, Kurash, Muaythai, and Short course swimming. The Chef De Mission of Maldives contingent for the Games was Mohamed Abdul Sattar from Swimming Association of Maldives.
5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games - 2017
In September 2017 Ashgabat hosted the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, with 4012 athletes from the 61 National Olympic Committees of Asia contesting across 21 sports. In addition to Asian countries, for the first time in the history of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Oceania was included in the Games, bringing the participating countries to 62. The Chef De Mission of the Games was Ismail Shujau from Table tennis Association of Maldives and the deputy Chef De Mission of the Games was Aminath Nasiha, member of the Maldives Olympic Committee’s Women Commission. Flagbearer at the opening ceremony of the Games was Vilfu Mohamed from Football Association of Maldives.