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V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games opening ceremony takes place in Ashgabat
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V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games opening ceremony takes place in Ashgabat

The V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were kick started in Ashgabat with an opening ceremony that was attended by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The opening ceremony marking the start of the Games was also attended by President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan; President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani; President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev; President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon; President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev; President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon; Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko; P...

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   The flags of five countries participating in the Games are hoisted in the Olympic village
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The flags of five countries participating in the Games are hoisted in the Olympic village

The Olympic village hosted flag hoisting ceremony of five countries, which delegations have been already arrived in Turkmen capital for participation in V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games.  Celebration atmosphere was reigning again at the square with the flag posts this evening where the State Flag of Turkmenistan and the Flag of Asian Olympic Council were hoisted on the day before. Honoured guests were welcomed with music, artists performances and traditional snacks. Leaders of the Executive Committee of Ashgabat 2017 Games have greeted the participants.  After, the soldiers of the Guard...

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 Five athletes to compete under the Olympic Council of Asia flag at Ashgabat 2017
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Five athletes to compete under the Olympic Council of Asia flag at Ashgabat 2017

The refugee team of five athletes taking part in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games has been named and will compete in the Indoor Athletics track events. The delegation’s Chef de Mission is Kenya’s legendary marathon runner Tegla Loroupe, who will be joined by two more officials and a coach. The five athletes – Paulo Amotun Lokoro (entered in 1500m), Wiyual Puok Deng (400m), Gai Yang Tap (800m), Ukuk Uthoo Bul (3000m), and Yiech Pur Biel (800m) – were selected for Ashgabat 2017 after trials organised by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in Nairobi. All are refugees from South Suda...

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 Collection of post stamps as keepsakes of the Ashgabat Asian Games
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Collection of post stamps as keepsakes of the Ashgabat Asian Games

In honor of the Ashgabat -2017 the Ministry of Communications has issued two series of post stamps. One of them with the mascot of the Games – alabai Wepaly demonstrating all sports included in the program of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, another - with their icons. Together they represent a small "story" of symbolics of the Games.  Considering that a post stamp is one of the attributes of statehood, such as flag, coat of arms, hymn or passport, issue of a new collection developed in the style of general design concept of the Ashgabat - 2017 and a coloristic scale of their attr...

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 Turkmen publications receive high awards on international book contest
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Turkmen publications receive high awards on international book contest

Winners award ceremony of International CIS contest “The Art of Book” has taken place under anniversary, the 30th Moscow International Book Fair.  This year, 87 publications were competing in ten nominations for the certificates of “The Art of Book” contest. Turkmen book publishers have been winning the diplomas and prizes in certain nominations several times before but the success of the representatives of the State Publishing Service was never that impressive. This time, Turkmenistan was represented by four publications published in 2016 and all of them received highest awards.  In “My Cou...

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 Commemorative coins and modified samples of banknotes dated to the 5th Asian indoor and martial arts games
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Commemorative coins and modified samples of banknotes dated to the 5th Asian indoor and martial arts games

The Central bank of the country dated circulation of modified samples of banknotes of 2017 with denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 manats and also issue of commemorative gold and silver coins «Ashgabat Olimpiya stadiony» worth 100 manats each to the opening of the 5th Asian indoor and martial arts games.  As informed in the press release of the main bank of the country, the basic supplement on the obverse of banknotes, the design and color of which are kept in the former view, is the symbol of the Ashgabat 2017.  Enhancement of protective elements has become a distinctive characterist...

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