Sport

Sport is a part of the social policy of Turkmenistan. In this light, new sport facilities are being constructed in Ashgabat and regional centers. They are equipped with all necessary equipment for practicing various kinds of sport. Sport schools of heavy athletics will be built in Dashoguz, Mary and Balkan regions in compliance with the highest requirements. It is planned to build a modern specialized school of chess and drafts. Regional centers and Ashgabat city will have sport facilities meant for various competitions in running and cycling.

In order to raise the qualification of coaches, it is necessary to arrange their training at the foreign sport schools. In order to work and prepare the national team of the country for the competitions, it is necessary to invite experienced coaches. The National Leader instructed to work out the Regulations according to that document, qualified trainers and sportsmen will get an opportunity to practice sport on a contractual base.

In order to widely attract young people to sport and promote the interest of supporters, it is necessary to apply the latest and cutting edge methods and technologies, new developments in science and techniques and arrange exciting competitions.

One of the main tasks set before the State Sport Committee is to develop mass health movement and Olympic movement, propagate and introduce healthy way of life, attract citizens to practice sport and active recreation. In this connection, the Head of State said that it was important to make effective use of the new sport objects equipped with latest technology and sport equipment. Special attention is given to the preparations of the V Asian Indoor Martial Arts and Games in 2017. We must make certain that Turkmen sportsmen get prizes and winning places in competition and other international tournaments. It is remarkable that Ashgabat city became the first city in Central Asia which got the right to host these prestigious games.

As is known, the foundation of the Olympic city was laid in Ashgabat on November 5, 2010. This multipurpose complex includes 30 facilities. They include a Paralympics complex and rehabilitation center. Additionally, according to the decision of the Olympic council of Asia in the Asian Indoor games, there will be sport competitions in the types of sport not enlisted in the program of the Olympic Games. There will be competitions in cybersports, extreme sports, aerobics, field and track events, sport dances, football in a closed hall, hockey, swimming, bill-yards, bowling, chess and some others.

Specifically speaking, included in the program of competitions of the Asian games 21 sports, will be attended by athletes from 45 Asian countries and 17 States of Oceania, including Australia.

6 international competitions took place in 2016: Asian Sambo championship, Asian gyoresh and belt wrestling championship, tennis tournament, athletics competitions, 3 x 3 basketball competitions and Asian championships of Jiu-Jitsu.