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 national wrestling Goresh, and Equestrian Jumping were added to the competition schedule. Hence These years indoor sports will be as following :
- Cycling track
- Short course swimming
- Dance sport
- Billiard sports
- Equestrian (jumping)
- Traditional Wrestling
- Indoor Athletics
- Belt Wrestling
About Ashgabat Olympic Complex:
The infrastructure of the complex is formed around the existing Olympic stadium, in a central area of the capital, ensuring easy access to all facilities of the complex. With great vision, the Ashgabat Olympic Complex has been designed and built to provide not only the best sporting venues for a broad range of sports, but also first class spectator facilities and services and a level of Broadcast and Media infrastructure which is unparalleled in the region and possibly the world. National higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan are located next to the Ashgabat Olympic Complex: Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management, Institute of Culture, the State Border Service Academy of Turkmenistan and the National Institute of Sports and Tourism. This will enable the sport facilities to be used in the future as an educational and training base for these universities.
Turkmen culture has a multi-millenary history. National art developed through history from people’s creativity and the preservation of traditions by artisans such as jewelers, potters, blacksmiths, weavers, builders and carpenters. Like a colorful carpet fabric woven from the patterns of national creativity, inspiration and imagination, modern national culture has absorbed the best of the rich historical, literary, musical and artistic heritage.
Ashgabat is the capital of Turkmenistan and the largest administrative, political, transport, trade, scientific and cultural center of the country.
The city's name comes from the words "Ashk" – love and "abad"- city, giving it the name "city of love". Today the white-marble Ashgabat is known as one of the most beautiful and comfortable cities in the world. Ashgabat was entered into the Guinness Book of Records several times. First, as the city with the largest number of buildings finished with white marble. Other records were set for the world's tallest flagpole (133 meters), for the largest Ferris wheel, for the largest fountain complex “Oguzkhan and Sons”, for the biggest architectural monument to a star, “The Oguzkhan Star” on Turkmen television tower.
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