Muay Thai, the popular kickboxing martial art and combat sport, regarded as Thailand’s national sport, will be a competitive event at the European Games, in Kraków, Poland in June 2023, after approval from the European Olympic Committees (EOC), according to the International Federation of Muay Thai Associations (IFMA).
According to the prime minister, the Tourism and Sports Ministry has been working with relevant agencies to lobby for the martial art to be recognized at the Olympic Games. The sport has had provisional Olympic status since 2016.
The European Games 2023 will be the third, and is held every four years. 50 European countries will be participating.
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