President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov holds training session in the capital Olympic village

As is known, 250-days countdown until the beginning of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games has started. This event fell on the first day of the unprecedented horse ride, which, having enveloped all regions of the country, finishes at the main arena of the Olympic village in Ashgabat in the opening day of 2017 Asian Games, on the territory of Lebap Velayat.

In the morning, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to the southern part of the capital where grandiose project is implemented. The largest in the Central Asia Olympic complex includes 30 facilities, which meet modern requirements and standards of the International Olympic Committee and the Asian Olympic Council. Most of them were already put into operation and international test competitions in various sports were held there.

The President of Turkmenistan was met by the Chairperson of the Mejlis, the Vice-premiers, leaders of military and law enforcement agencies. Having warmly greeted the participants, the Head of the State proceeded to the facilities of the complex where together with his associates held the series of training in different sports.

Being an active supporter and promoter of the healthy life style and giving personal example to Turkmen citizens, first of all, to the youth, the President of Turkmenistan brought the care of the human, its health and prosperity in the rank of the priorities of the government policy.

Huge merits of the Head of the State for the world sport movement, his considerable input into popularization of physical training and sports is visually evidenced by the fact that President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov is awarded with the Order of honour of the Asian Olympic Council, with the Diploma of the Honourable 10-dan (stage of mastering in karate and judo) Holder of the World Traditional Fudokan – Shokotan Karate Federation (WTFSKF).

Paying unremitting attention to the stimulation and support of domestic sport, Turkmenistan also make its contribution in development of international sport movement, which is integral factor of closing of the peoples, consolidation of peace, friendship and positive cooperation on the planet. The forthcoming 2017 Asian Games are summoned to serve these purposes. It is remarkable, that our country was the first in the Central Asian region to receive these prestigious Games, which promise to be the most representative by the number of participating countries. It is expected that more than five thousands sportsmen from 62 countries including Oceania will participate in the competitions where medals in 21 sports will be contested.

Having left the gym, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov familiarized with the work undertaken on the territory of the Olympic village. It is worth mentioning that there is very little time left until the beginning of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. The President of Turkmenistan highlighted one more time the necessity of thorough preparation to these largest international competitions.

From the Olympic village, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to the northern part of the capital where the Centre of Auto Sports of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is located. The Head of the State made few circles in sport car around the racetrack of the Centre of Auto Sports.

Current large mass sport events, dedicated to Asian Games 2017, were another evidence of successful implementation of creative policy of the president of Turkmenistan, which main aspect is focused on establishment of healthy life style in the society. Personal participation of the Head of the State, who is not only the promoter of the healthy life style but also an excellent sportsmen, in this events attach special character to them.