AIMS president and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox pays tribute to Ashgabat's hosting of AIMAG 2017.
Turkeminstan's hero wrestler and multiple gold-medal winner Seydi Batyrow on the joy of competing at AIMAG 2017.
Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, Chairman of the 5th AIMAG Executive Committee, discusses the overwhelming success of 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, and the future of Ashgabat as an event-hosting destination.
Ashgabat, capital of the central Asian country of Turkmenistan, exploded onto the world sporting stage in style when its gleaming new Olympic Complex hosted the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.
The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has reassigned hosting rights for its 2018 World Championships to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, while the body’s Executive Board has also unanimously approved recommendations made by the Clean Sport and Sports Programme Commissions to eradicate doping in the sport.
Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, chairman of the Executive Committee for the preparation of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, tells SportBusiness International how the event will irrevocably change sport in Turkmenistan and across Asia
Stephen Newport, Director of Games Operations for Ashgabat 2017, is an industry veteran who has worked on major events worldwide and says he sees hosting AIMAG as a turning point.
Kevin Roberts travelled to Turkmenistan to look at how its Olympic Complex, and preparations for 2017’s Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, are reflective of a country eagerly looking to eat at international sport’s top table.
Owen Evans reports from the PWA (Professional Windsurfers' Association) World Cup at the Yelken Yacht Club in Awazain, Turkmenistan.