President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Participates in the Opening of New Sport Facilities


Opening ceremony of new building of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs and Olympic Sports Department of Turkmen State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports has been held with participation of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the Day of Knowledge and Students.

Educational activity in sport sphere of Turkmenistan is targeted by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at adoption of the best world experience in combination with the most efficient national practice. In this aspect, our country works closely with many states and international federations.

Special attention is paid to training of qualified specialists who are to bring Turkmen sports to new height. Turkmen State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports is blacksmith shop of professional personnel. It becomes more prestige to go in for sport in Turkmenistan these days and it visually indicates that younger generation of Turkmenistan citizens chooses healthy and active life style.

The Speaker of the Mejlis, Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers, heads of military and law enforcement agencies, ministries and departments, public organizations and mass media, head of Ashgabat administration, directors of universities, students and sportsmen have gathered at new building of sport university on this holiday morning.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov comes to the main entrance to multifunctional sport complex of Turkmen State Institute of Physical Culture and Sports.

The opening ceremony starts with performance of young artists. After music and choreographic composition, the President of Turkmenistan has warmly congratulated the participants on the Day of Knowledge and Students as well as on the opening of new complex of buildings of sport sphere.

Making a greeting speech, Turkmen leader has noted that our independent state carries out large-scale work for upbringing of educated and physically fit generation with wide world outlook, makes all conditions for receiving modern education and engagement in physical culture and sports.

Secondary and high educational institutes are opened, new buildings are erected and put into operation in the result of educational reforms. At present time, policy of transfer to 12-year general secondary education and digital education system is successfully pursued in the country, the Head of the State continued.

Schools are provided with qualified specialists. Computers, new technologies, interactive multimedia, digital educational methods are widely introduced to their work. It supports to provision of the education, which meets time requirements, helps to grow physically strong and decent people.



We carry our large-scale work in sport sphere, the President of Turkmenistan said, having highlighted that big efforts are put for assertion of healthy life standards in society, taking of physical culture and sports in the country to the world level.

All measures are also taken in the country for development of the Olympic movement, sports of the highest achievements and international cooperation in this direction. It also gives good results.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has brought V Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games in September 2017 and Amul – Hazar International Rally Race and World Weightlifting Championship in 2018 as a bright example of triumph of sport policy of the country. These events have enhanced our experience gained in organization of international competitions.

Big work is carried out under National Programme of support and development of sport and physical culture in 2011 – 2020 and the Programme of the President of Turkmenistan for social and economic development of the country in 2019 – 2025 for increment of number of people going in for physical training and sports.

It has become a good tradition to hold big physical culture and sport events on propaganda of the principles of healthy life style, international forums and conferences on occasion of the World Health Day and World Bicycle Day, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted.

Multifunctional sport schools, facilities and complexes meeting world standards have been built and put into operation in cities and villages for short historical period. The Olympic village, which has no analogues in the region, has been built in Ashgabat, multifunctional modern sport complex in Avaza National tourist zone and other numerous profile facilities all over the country.

All facilities make wide opportunities for harmonic development of the citizens, comprehensive training of national sportsmen in order to compete with success in prestige international competitions, win prizes and to hoist green flag of independent neutral Motherland high in the sky, the Head of the State highlighted.

Speaking of current opening of new administrative building of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs as well as complex of buildings of the Olympic Sports Department of Turkmen State Institute of Physical Training and Sports, the President has noted that this complex has prepared sportsmen to the Olympic and Asian Games and other big international competitions on high level.

The objectives aimed at wide introduction of the principles of healthy life style, support of sport and upbringing of our youth as educated, physically fit and comprehensively perfect individuals are reflected in National legislation. The Law on Physical Culture and Sport, which has been adopted recently by the Mejlis of Turkmenistan, has improved legislative base of the country in this direction.

Being a messenger of peace, sports and sport diplomacy occupies specia place in home and foreign policy pursued by our neutral state and in strengthening of firndship and fraternal relations between the people of the planet.

Supporting the programmes of sustainable development, our country works closely with International Olympic Committee, Olympic Council of Asia, World Health Organization, the UNESCO as well as with international and regional various sport associations. These developing relations enhance international authority of our country, the Head of the State said.

In this context, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reminded about initiatives in sport sphere proposed by Turkmenistan and aimed at strengthening of global peace, friendly relations between the nations, understanding and mutual respect.

These initiatives were recognized and supported by the world community. It is brightly indicated by the adoption of the Resolution on declaration of June 3 as the World Bicycle Day by proposal of our state at the 82nd session of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly on April 12, 2018.

Turkmen leader said that it is a sacred duty of younger generation to receive modern education, to love sport following principles of healthy lifestyle, to grow up deserving sons and daughters of the Motherland using capabilities made by the state.

We would always take care on the government level that our youth would be able to receive fundamental education uniting spiritual and physical potential, to compete successfully at international tournaments, the Head of Turkmenistan highlighted.

Having wished strong health, wellbeing and success to all, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cut symbolical ribbon and entered the building under applauses of the participants of the ceremony.

The Head of the State has noted that this sport centre does not yield to other sport complexes of the capital by its level. The best building material and advanced technologies have been used for construction. All of these is made in order to enhance prestige of national sports and attract more people to its ranks, the President of Turkmenistan said.

Regular sport exercises are health and immunity protecting people from any diseases, healthy spirit and energy in achievement of set goals, the Head of the State noted addressing the Minister with instruction on further development of new sport complex as a centre of attraction of numerous followers of active lifestyle as well as the training centre for future international competitions.

Many sport federations uniting dozens of countries want to have their competitions in our country as it has high-quality profile infrastructure. The participants and guests of Asian Games in Ashgabat have recognized that the Games were organized on world Olympic level, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted.

We are ready to host big international competitions, Turkmen leader said. At the same time, popularization of sports as a mass public hobby, mandatory condition of physical improvement of growing generation, factor of the formation of value orientations of the youth are important objectives, the Head of the State emphasized.

In the sport complex, the President of Turkmenistan has been greeted by students and their coaches. As is known, Turkmen leader demonstrates advantages of regular sport exercises by personal example.

Speaking with futsal players, the Head of the State expressed confidence that they would make deserving contribution to enhancement of sport authority of the motherland. It was mentioned that Asian Futsal Championship was supposed to be held in Turkmenistan this year.

However, due to complicated situation in the world caused by coronavirus infection, the dates of many big international competitions and championships including the Olympic Games have been changed. Therefore, it was decided together with Asian Football Confederation to postpone Asian Futsal Championship to another date, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

Speaking of this, the Head of the State expressed confidence that having regular training in modern sport complex, which has all conditions, Turkmen sportsmen would be well prepared for big competitions and perform with success at coming international tournaments.

Looking around multifunctional sport complex of the Olympic department and capabilities for training of professional sportsmen, the Head of the State watched with big attention training of volleyball, futsal, tennis and basketball players.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has demonstrated his sport skills, having striking a blow on football and making pass to volleyball players.

Watching the game, the Head of Turkmenistan commented on certain tactics, applauded to good shots and gave appraisal to coordination of the teams. At the same time, the President has addressed the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs with instructions for provision of conditions for development of sport pedagogic and own national coach school in various disciplines.

Two-store multifunctional sport complex, which will be a base for training of Turkmen Olympic sportsmen and qualified coach staff, has rooms for billiard and chess, teacher classes and massage rooms, medical facility and other premises.

Training grounds on the ground floor are designated for 100 people while the second floor is able to accommodate more than 50 students at the same time.

Having left the sport complex, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov looked around surrounding territory, which has five-store hostel for 450 students, recreation zone, car parking, cycling and run tracks. The Head of the State has paid special attention to planting of trees, having given recommendations for selection of plants.

The doors of our sport have always to be open for all. This is a mass character of physical culture movement that would strengthen health of the nation and its gene pool. Those who have chosen sports of the highest achievements have to understand that only hard work will allow achieving high results, the Head of the State highlighted.

The President of Turkmenistan went to the building of the Olympic Sport Department. Having entered the building, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov started looking around its technological provision.

As of today, 508 students study and train in this place. It has excellent conditions for multidimensional training of Olympic sportsmen with wide use of scientifically based information technologies. According to the concept of integrated training, the classes are provided with modern computers.

Scientific base of the departments allows using high technologies of medical, biological and psychological support of educational and training process, methods of express diagnostic of health condition of the sportsmen.

It has a port medicine department, room for cardio training in highland conditions, gym of horse riders, laboratories for measuring and analysis of muscles and other.

After, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to diagnostic hall and expressed interest in functional purpose and characteristics of special modern equipment of for evaluation of the main factors of workability of sportsmen and helping to choose methods and individual training programmes based on this information.

The Head of the State has personally tested some of innovative equipment, which detects indicators of physical and physiological condition of sportsmen, having noted that precise functional diagnostics allows correcting the intensity and length of training loads and enhancing its efficiency.

Sedentary lifestyle is a common problem of modern people. It results in curvature and deformation of the spine, weakening of muscles, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. Therefore, correct physical exercises based on this diagnostic will help sportsmen not only to stay in shape but also to ordinary people to rehabilitate the health and keep normal physiological condition of the body.

After, the Head of the State went to the gym, a spacious hall with innovative sport and health improving equipment. Famous German fitness specialists Bert Rauschenbusch, who participated in selection of equipment and development of special training programs for sportsmen, has told about characteristics and operational features of equipment and machines,

In the gym, Turkmen leader has demonstrated some power exercises at the equipment including exercises for training of vestibular system. Balancing with weights on semi-spherical platform is a serious test of ability to hold balance, the Head of the State noted, having recommended to use this machine for training of horse riders.

The President requested the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs to continue improving technical provision of sport centres, which have not to stay empty. Involvement of more people in sport exercises and sport is a straight road to strong immune system, the Head of the State summed up.

The president has also instructed to study the opportunity of use of new sport exercises machines and to elaborate on training of fitness coaches together with German expert.

Bert Rauschenbusch has told to Turkmen leader that the latest sport accessories including equipment for diagnostic of professional sportsmen have been selected for provision of the gym. This is about complicated engineering systems, which make general analysis of entire organism.

Separate room is designated for cardiopulmonary trainings; it has machines for power exercises. It also has a dance hall. Various training programs like aerobics, yoga and gymnastics can be held in the hall. It also has a room for simulation training in highlands.

The second floor of the building has language study classrooms and auditoriums provided with digital technologies and conference hall. The third floor accommodates gyms and classrooms for training of boxers, judo, Greek Roman and free style, karate, taekwondo wrestlers, fencing, ping pong and other sports. Specialized rooms are equipped with sensor manikins and simulators.

Having congratulated teachers and student of new department on its opening, the Head of the state wished them big success in solution of important objectives in sport sphere.

Representatives of the institute have expressed big gratitude to the President that such wide capabilities to improve, receive professional practice implementing advanced scientific and technical achievements are given to Turkmen youth and teachers in modern age.

After, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went to new administrative building of the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs where he cut symbolical ribbon.

The first floor of the building has a museum and conference hall for 300 people, floor from two to seven are occupied by the offices of personnel. The 8th and 9th floors have studio and technical facilities for record and broadcasting of sport news and information.

The Head of the State went to sport museum. Its exposition is dedicated to development of national sport, government policy and achievements of Turkmenistan in this sphere in new historical epoch. In particular, prizes won by Turkmen sportsmen at prestige international competitions in different years, commemorative souvenirs are among the rarities. Exhibits related to the name of the Leader of the Nation occupy honoured place in the exposition.

For example the bicycles of the Head of the State, which he rode leading public cycling races, presented to the museum. Special award of Amul – Hazar 2018 International Rally Raid, which was presented by the head of Africa Eco Race rally marathon Jean Louis Schlesser and sport uniform worn by Turkmen leader at the first leg of those competitions are demonstrated in the museum.

It is worth to mention that owing to open door and wide international cooperation policy pursued by the President of Turkmenistan, organization of big competitions in the country and more active participation of our sportsmen in the Olympic movement, national sport has received powerful impulse in development.

The decision of the Olympic Council of Asia on organization of V Asian Indoor and Martial Art Games in Ashgabat in 2017 is the evidence of recognition of the this policy by the world community. It is remarkable that Turkmenistan in the first country in Central Asia, which was entitled to host these prestige Games, which have been held on high organizational level and with triumph.

This subject has also been reflected in the exposition of the museum. Certificate of International Sambo Federation given to Turkmen leader with red kimono by the management of the Federation for input to development of sambo in the world arena in April 2019 are also presented in the museum.

Another certificated is from International cycling Union – it was awarded to the Head of the state as an initiator of the institution of the World Bicycle Day announced by the UN and as a recognition of for big support to development of cycling in our country and around the world. It was awarded to the President of Turkmenistan by the Director of International Cycling Union on June 3 last year.

The collection of the museum has certificates of the Guinness Record Book for various achievements of the country in sport sphere, medals of the World Weightlifting Championship, which Ashgabat has hosted in 2018, numerous cups and trophies of various tournaments.

Our country cultivates numerous various sports. There are traditionally strong sports, in which we are able to compete for the medals of the world tournaments and some, which are yet to be brought to international level and to be developed using all capabilities for this in order to have big success in mass and highest achievement sport, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

The President has recollected thorough preparation to Asian games in Turkmenistan, which have become an inspiration and big, bright celebration of friendship and sports. This is a sport diplomacy, our Asian Games have demonstrated to the world that we are an open country, which is able to host big events on any level, the Head of the State noted.

In all meanings and by all indicators, Asian Games in Ashgabat was recognized as exemplary competitions in the aspect of judging, doping control and other criteria. After the Games, specialists and experts coming to the country were giving highest appraisal to our sport facilities, the President of Turkmenistan said.

Due to global situation with pandemic, we do not hold big forums but sport life shall not stop and later, when the situation in the region and on the planet will improve, we would host prestige tournaments again and win prizes at the world arenas, Turkmen leader expressed his confidence.

As a doctor and scientist, the Head of the state has described the causes and way of getting infectious diseases including coronavirus, all stages of its progress, risks and explain that strong immune system is able to withstands this dangerous threat. Healthy lifestyle and harmonic combination of physical activity and positive emotional and spiritual state are the best preventive measure and strengthening of immune system of human being.

Having accomplished looking around the building of the ministry, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov left the entry in the Book of honoured Guest and left the place of event.



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