National health – improving action is dedicated to 250-days countdown until the beginning of 2017 Asian Games
Personnel of all ministries and departments, organizations and enterprises including the Cabinet of Ministers and Mejlis of Turkmenistan as well as the students of high educational institutes held sport exercise at working places. This large-scale action is timed to the forthcoming V , Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat inSeptember of this year and horse marathon, which made half way, having started 250-days countdown until the beginning of the competitions.
It is worth reminding that President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was the initiator of the 500-days horse ride across the whole country by 17 horsemen on ahalteke horses with the State flag, the Flag of Asian Olympic Committee and the flare of the coming competitions. The Head of the State made related proposal during the session of the organization Committee of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in the February of the last year.
The whole country waits impatiently for the beginning of these largest competitions as V Asian Games are unique in its way. First of all, they are beyond the continental level. Besides 45 Asian countries, 17 Oceania states will take part in the Games. It will also make record by the number of sports, which are more than 20.