TURKMEN DELEGATION TOOK PART IN THE MILITARY WORLD GAMES FOR THE FIRST TIME
On October 18, 2019, the opening ceremony of the VII Summer Military World Games was held in the city of Wuhan of the People’s Republic of China, where the sports delegation of the Armed forces of Turkmenistan participated for the first time.
Military World Games are the biggest event in the world after the Olympic Games. More than ten thousand athletes and trainers as well as representatives of the technical staff from more than 100 countries of the world take part in current games, which will last until October 27of this year. As part of the Turkmen delegation, military-athletes will compete in such disciplines as judo and freestyle wrestling.
Participation of Turkmen militaries in these prestigious competitions became a new stage for the development in international sports cooperation of the country. In April, 2018, Turkmenistan joined the International Military Sports Council, which was greatly facilitated by the assistance of the country’s diplomatic service. In addition, with the support of the MFA of Turkmenistan, relevant delegations were sent to participate in 73rd and 74th sessions of the General Assembly of the International Military Sports Council, which were held in Dominican Republic and Socialist Republic of Vietnam respectively.