Event description

The V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be held for the first time in the "Pearl of Central Asia" in Ashgabat in 2017. On December 19, 2010 in the capital capital city of Kuwait - Al Kuwait an agreement was signed between the Olympic Council of Asia, the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan and khyakimlik of Ashgabat “On conducting V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in the Turkmen capital city of Ashgabat in 2017”. On November 5, 2010 in the Turkmen capital, foundation for the Olympic Village was laid – the arena of the V Asian Games in 2017. The largest regional Olympic Village will be located on an area of 157 hectares. This complex includes over 30 different sites, including social services, transport and other infrastructure. Total cost of facilities is 5 billion USD. Construction of the town is carried out in three stages. In 2014 construction of the first stage, and in December 2015 - the second one were completed. In January 2013, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed a Decree on establishment of the Organizing Committee of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017. In November 27-28, 2014 in Ashgabat, during the signing ceremony of the document on the participation for the first time of Oceania countries in the history of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017, the President proposed to include in the program of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in 2017, in addition to the previously agreed 19 sports, the Turkmen national wrestling named goresh and horseback riding (konkur). President of Turkmenistan proposal was accepted by the Olympic Council of Asia and jointly approved.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteers in the international movement "Generations for Peace". In March 2014 the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan held a competitive selection of volunteers, who then took part in the international camp "Generations for Peace", organized during the Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi. The mission of the camp - the promotion of the ideals of peaceful coexistence of representatives of different nations, religions and cultures in the same area. The camp was founded in 2007 by the "Generations for Peace" organization, founded by His Royal Highness, Prince Faisal of Jordan Al-Hussein. The event traditionally attracts participants - delegates from dozens of countries who are discussing the possibility of consolidating peace through sport. Turkmen volunteers have passed appropriate training received important knowledge and skills during practical training, acquired invaluable experience that will help them in the future. In Turkmenistan in April 2014 during the month of  "Health and Happiness" the first group of volunteers who will serve the V Asian indoor and martial arts games was formed. In May of the same year Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Education and the Executive Committee in preparation for the Asian Games 2017 organized initial training sessions for volunteers at the National Institute of Sports and Tourism. Trained volunteers have been involved in the Windsurfing World Cup stage - "Avaza PWA 2014", held on 1-6 July 2014 on the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea. Turkmen delegation of volunteers took part in the II Summer Youth Olympic Games August 15-25 2014 in Nanjing (China), and September and October of the same year - in the XVII Asian Games in Incheon (South Korea). Carried out on November 19-24 2014 in Ashgabat the XII World Belt Wrestling Championship and the I Turkmen national wrestling goresh World Championship also served more than 30 volunteers, prepared jointly by the State Sports Committee, the Executive Committee of  V Asian Games and the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan. In January - June 2015 invited professors from the United States held the English improvement courses, which were attended by more than 220 volunteers. Turkmen group of volunteers was also sent to Baku (Azerbaijan), where on the 10-29 June 2015 were the I European games were held, in which our volunteers not only catered to the competitions in various sports venues, but also worked as volunteers in the Olympic Village, in the department of doping control and at other sites. Currently in a number of universities of Turkmenistan volunteer centers are organized and successfully operate.

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