Turkmenistan

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.

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.