Inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in 2019 Will Be Smaller Than Planned.

From Inside the Games: 

"Only around 2,000 athletes from a limited number of countries are now set to feature at a slimmed down inaugural edition of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) World Beach Games in San Diego in 2019.

The event is now expected to take place solely on Mission Beach and involve a budget of just $40 million (£30 million/€34 million).

This represents a considerable cut on the original figure of $130 million (£112 million/€119 million) given when the Californian city was awarded the event two years ago and agreed in cooperation with ANOC.

The 2,000 athletes figure also represents a cut on the original range of 3,000 to 5,000."