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The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is one of the five continental associations of National Olympic Committees recognised by the Int...

Olympic Council of Asia

The V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games will be held in the "Pearl of Central Asia" in Ashgabat from 17 to 27 of September in 2...

The V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games

5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games 2017 in Ashgabat: The backstory

In 2010, the Olympic Council of Asia, the National Olympic Committee of Turkmenistan and the administration of Ashgabat city signed an agreement to stage the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games in September 2017.

In November, the construction of the largest sporting complex in the Central Asian region started in the Turkmen capital. This complex consists of over 30 different facilities, including competition venues, accommodation, transportation and other infrastructures. 

In January 2013 President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov established the Organising Committee for the preparation of the Games.

In addition to Asian countries, for the first time in the history of the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Oceania was included in the Games, bringing the participating countries to 62.

There will be 21 sports included in the Games. In addition to the 19 sports originally involved in the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, Turkmen traditional wrestling Goresh, and Equestrian Jumping were added to the competition schedule. The proposal was accepted by the Olympic Council of Asia and jointly approved. 

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