News 14 september 2017

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

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

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 Executive Committee of Ashgabat 2017 Games have greeted the participants.


Turkmentelecom to ensure smooth operation of communications and telecommunications systems for Ashgabat 2017 Asian Games

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

Turkmentelecom, the state telecommunications company and the official partner of the Ashgabat 2017 Games, has been actively and directly participating in the organization of the Games at all stages. The company renders information and communications services, including fixed line telephone and cellular services, database management system services, Internet access and data transmission, Wi-Fi Internet connection, and cellular SIM cards.


The President of Turkmenistan expresses condolences in relation with fire accident at the school in Kuala Lumpur

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

On behalf of the people and the Government as well as personally, the Head of the State conveyed the words of deep sympathy to the families and friends of the victims in this hard moment and wishes of speedy recovery to the injured.


The Head of the State signs the Decree on regular military conscription

Men who reached 18 years old who have no rights for deferment of military service as well as older citizens who lost the rights for deferment of military service will be enlisted for service in October – December 2017.


Turkmen delegation participates in the work of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly

State News Agency of Turkmenistan

The development of versatile partnership with the UN is a strategic vector of foreign policy of our country. This traditional dialog, which is based on equal rights, mutual respect and long term, has acquired new specific content. This is visually indicated by the fact that independent neutral Turkmenistan was several times elected as a Vice Chairing country of the 58th, 62nd, 64th, 68th and 71st UN General Assembly.

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Australia set for historic Ashgabat 2017 appearance

Australia have been consistently performing well on the international level for decades, and will take their place on the Ashgabat 2017 roster alongside 64 other delegations who are set to arrive this week in the Turkmenistan capital of Ashgabat ahead of Sunday’s Opening Ceremony.

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Ashgabat 2017 medals on the Uzbek Taekwondo radar

The event gets underway on Sunday at the Ashgabat Olympic Complex with a glittering Opening Ceremony that will officially herald Turkmenistan’s entry into the world of hosting major sporting events, and Taekwondo is expected to be a blue chip event.

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The caravanserais appeared on the territory of Turkmenistan long before the appearance of Islam.

Ruslan Muradov

The caravanserais appeared on the territory of Turkmenistan long before the arrival of Islam. The ruins of the trade fortresses of the Sassanid and possibly Parthian times were preserved: their main function was apparently defensive, but they were already adapted to receiving and servicing merchant caravans. The mass construction of buildings of this type only began in the Muslim era - from the first years of Islamization of Central Asia in the second half of the 7th century. The Arabs began to build military fortresses in the conquered lands, which were called "Rabat", or "Ribat". They housed detachments of soldiers, who were called "gazi" - "fighters for the faith." (фото 1). Later, ...


Turkmen painters took part in the creative contest dedicated to the Asian Games

Tamara Glazunova

Valentin Kudryashov is good at sports subjects. One day he saw a spectacular colorful still life in a mass of sports equipment - barbells, disks, ropes, bench, simulators, etc. Thus, an unusual picture was born with the simple name "Sports Equipment", also presented at the exhibition.

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Vietnamese team goes to Ashgabat for medals

Hanoi bets on the champion wins in such sports as athletics, swimming, weightlifting, chess, billiards, wrestling, kickboxing and Thai boxing.

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Ashgabat Asian Games brings back Eurasian champion in kickboxing to the ring

Since 2013, having won a fight with an opponent from Turkey, the European, Asian and Eurasian champion in kickboxing, decided to leave professional sports and engage in coaching activities.

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Five athletes to compete under the Olympic Council of Asia flag at Ashgabat 2017

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.

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