Beach Games 2024, DIU

News Excerpt:

The Beach Games 2024, the first multi-sports beach games in India, organized at the pristine blue flag certified Ghoghla Beach in Diu concluded with Madhya Pradesh emerging overall champion.

About the Beach Games: 

  • This sports event took place from 4-11 January, athletes from all over India under 21 years of age participated. 
  • The ANOC World Beach Games, known simply as the World Beach Games, is an international multi-sport event organized by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). 
  • The games are held biennially with a focus on non-Olympic beach and water sports. Beach Games 2024, Diu marks the first-ever multi-sports beach games at the national level in India.

Key Highlights of the Beach Games:

  • The games were structured into 2 sessions each day. This scheduling not only optimized the athletes' performances under suitable weather conditions but also allowed for a dynamic and engaging viewing experience for the enthusiastic audience.
  • Madhya Pradesh emerged as overall champion, topping the medal tally with a total of 18 medals, including an impressive haul of 7 golds. 
  • Lakshadweep secured the gold medal in Beach Soccer, marking a historic achievement for the pristine island territory. 
  • Main games of Beach Games: Tug of war, Sea swimming, Pencak Silat, Mallakhamb, Beach Volleyball, Beach Kabaddi, Beach boxing (Debut game).

Purpose of Beach Games 2024: 

  • The Beach Games 2024, DIU stands as a beacon of transformative objectives, poised to redefine the coastal experience through a dynamic fusion of tourism, sport, and sustainability. Its main objectives are:
    • Promote National-Level Competition.
    • Legacy Building
    • Environmental Responsibility
    • Position as a tourist attraction
    • Cultural Exchange


The successful organization of the Diu Beach Games not only celebrates the athletic spirit but also highlights the potential for utilizing the country's beautiful beaches as venues for sporting events, fostering sustainable tourism.

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