A record number of 85,000 people came together in the newly refurbished national stadium in Kuala Lumpur where the Prime Minster Najib Razak gave all of the athletes a warm welcome to Malaysia before the stadium erupted when Dayang Nurfaizah performed the official song of the 2017 games Rising Together.

Muaythai or Muay as it is called in South East Asia will be one of the full medal sports in the games and Dato’ Shahnaz Azmi Vice-President of FAMA the continental arm of IFMA stated that today is a proud day for Muay in South East Asia and IFMA and a proud day after the IOC recognition to be together again in a multi-sport games with the Olympic sports.