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22 Sep

OLYMPIC COUNCIL OF ASIA HOLD 70TH EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING AND THE 36TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING IN ASHGABAT

On September 19, 2017 The Olympic Council of Asia held their 70th Executive Board meeting at the Olympia Hotel in Ashgabat. The OCA President, Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah, welcomed the members to the capital city of Turkmenistan on the occasion of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games and ahead of the OCA General Assembly meeting which took place on 20th of September. “I am honoured to be here with the sports family from Asia and Oceania, the International Olympic Committee, Inter...

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22 Sep

REFUGEE ATHLETES TEAM THANK ASHGABAT 2017 GAMES

Members of the Refugee Team who participated in the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games have expressed hope that more global competitions will open their doors for them in the future. Five athletes – Paulo Amotun Lokoro, Wiyual Puok Deng, Gai Nyang Tap, Ukuk Uthoo Bul and Yiech Pur Biel – were selected for Ashgabat 2017 following trials organised by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya.  Biel, who reached the semi-finals of the men’s 800m, said the experie...

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18 Sep

V ASIAN INDOOR AND MARTIAL ARTS GAMES SOLEMNLY INAUGURATED

On September 17, 2017 in Ashgabat with the participation of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, heads of states and governments of several countries, prominent foreign figures, heads of international organizations and other honorary guests, the official opening ceremony of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games was held. In the second half of the day, the head of state arrived at the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan, where participants...

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18 Sep

The Joint Statement of Turkmenistan and Brazil at the 36th session of the UNHCR in Geneva

The Joint Statement of Turkmenistan and Brazil "On Encouraging the Valuable Contribution of the Olympic Teams of Refugees to the Promotion of Peace and Human Rights" adopted on September 15, 2017, at the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) in Geneva, Switzerland, on the initiative of the Government of Turkmenistan was supported by many foreign governmental and international experts in the field of human rights. For example, on its online information portals, the US diplomatic...

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15 Sep

The flags of five countries participating in the Games are hoisted in the Olympic village

The Olympic village hosted flag hoisting ceremony of five countries, which delegations have been already arrived in Turkmen capital for participation in V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.  Celebration atmosphere was reigning again at the square with the flag posts this evening where the State Flag of Turkmenistan and the Flag of Asian Olympic Council were hoisted on the day before. Honoured guests were welcomed with music, artists performances and traditional snacks. Leaders of the Execut...

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13 Sep

REFUGEE TEAM FROM AFRICA TO COMPETE IN INDOOR ATHLETICS TRACK EVENTS

The refugee team of five athletes taking part in Ashgabat 2017 has been named and will compete in the Indoor Athletics track events. The delegation’s Chef de Mission is Kenya’s legendary marathon runner Tegla Loroupe, who will be joined by two more officials and a coach. The five athletes – Paulo Amotun Lokoro (entered in 1500m), Wiyual Puok Deng (400m), Gai Yang Tap (800m), Ukuk Uthoo Bul (3000m), and Yiech Pur Biel (800m) – were selected for Ashgabat 2017 after trials organised by the Tegla...

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12 Sep

ASHGABAT 2017 IN NUMBERS

The Ashgabat -2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games are set to get underway on 16 September with two early medal events (Traditional Wrestling and Jiu-jitsu), followed by the Opening Ceremony on 17 September. As befitting a sporting event of this size taking place on the most populous continent in the world, Ashgabat -2017 boasts some truly impressive numbers in the “facts and figures” department, with a massive cast of characters, incredible feats of engineering and infrastructure, in...

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