Martial Arts

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AIMS president and IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox pays tribute to Ashgabat's hosting of AIMAG 2017.

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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.

As Turkmenistan prepares to host the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in September we capture the growing excitement among organisers, volunteers and, of course, athletes.

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.

The central Asian Republic of Turkmenistan has spared no expense in preparing to host the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games later this year.