Asian Indoor Games 2007-09-05  MAIGOC

  OCA raised the idea of Asian Indoor Games in 2001 with the aims to further promote the noble ideals of the Olympic Movement among the Asian people and arouse their interests in sports that are good to their moral and physical qualities. The idea received a consensus on October 3, 2002 at the 21st OCA General Assembly Meeting in Busan. This brand new sport meet has a diversified sport program featuring the events that are neither included in the Olympic Games nor in the Asian Games, but have strong TV broadcasting potential and popularity. The amateur multisport meet not only stimulates the development of the sport circle in Asia, but enhances the involvement of the youth in the region in sport activities.

  As a way to implement the policy of upgrading Macau's international image and developing local tourism and sport circle by hosting large sport activities, and a way to make good use of the construction legacies from the 4th East Asian Games, the SAR government was determined on August 9, 2002 after detail discussions with the Macau Olympic Committee and the government authority in the field to bid in the OCA for the host right of the Asian Indoor Games. In the 22nd OCA General Assembly Meeting in Kuwait on January 24, 2003, Macau was awarded the host right of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games in 2007, which was further confirmed by the contract signing ceremony on August 20 in the same year.