Thousands participate in inaugural Pattaya Beach Olympic Day

Athletes pose for a photo at the inaugural Olympic Day on Pattaya beach.

Pattaya Mayor Poramet Ngampichet’s plans to organize sports and tourism related activities throughout the year to attract more visitors to the city saw the Pattaya Olympic Day inaugurated on Sept. 10

Besides the traditional 2.8 km and 5 km beach races, there was also a beach garbage collection competition held to determine who could collect the most rubbish. Mayor Poramet also participated in this fun-filled activity.

Other sporting competitions included amateur boxing, sailing, beach basketball, beach volleyball, beach tennis and standup paddle board (SUP Board).
All participants received a commemorative medal of appreciation for their participation and support.

Jet Ski drivers performed fancy maneuvers on their powerful machines much to the enjoyment of the spectators. Other activities included performances by To Be Number One Show, the B-Boy and a traditional Thai performance by the Takhientia Community. New generation fans were thrilled by the powerful music show of the Last Idol Thailand.

Though it was just a fun Olympic Day, Dr. Supit Samahito, Director of Olympic Committee Thailand, Gen Ronnachai Manchusunthorn- kul, deputy secretary-general of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, Pol.Lt.Gen. Chaiwat Chotima and Dr. Teeraat Srihasinittara honored the day’s activities with their presence.

Mayor Poramet said that sports activities will be held regularly to instill the love of sports and physical exercise into the young people and besides such events boost the economy and promotes tourism.

Pugilists in action at the Olympic Day boxing competitions.

The Jet Ski exhibitions were fast and furious.


The standup paddle board races were exciting to watch.

Hundreds of runners participated in the 2.8 km and 5 km races on the beach.

The sailing competitions off Pattaya beach drew a lot of interest from both Thais and foreign spectators.

Mayor Poramet joined in with the athletes to pick up garbage off the beach.

Sporting events on and off the beach attracts a bevy of charming spectators and participants.