Team managers of over 35 countries representing over 600 delegations come to the team manager meeting at the official hotel Bab Al Qasr. IFMA President, Dr. Sakchye Tapsuwan, welcomed all the delegates on behalf of IFMA thanking the UAE Muaythai Federation and the UAE government for organising this historical event and for their kind hospitality.
FAMA Vice President Dato Shahnaz, welcomed all the delegates on behalf of the Asian delegation followed by Tareq Mohamed Al Mehairi, who gave a special welcome to all visitors on behalf of the host country. IFMA Director, Charissa Tynan, thanked the visiting delegations for all their cooperation while IFMA General Secretary, Stephan Fox, reminded everyone again on IFMA’s strict code of Fair Play followed by the Chairman of the IFMA Athletes Commission Janice Lyn, speaking on behalf of the IFMA athletes.
The official Opening Ceremony will be telecasted live on the Olympic Channel today, followed immediately by the first matches. Asia is looking forward to 5 days of competition in anticipation of who will make it to the podium.